Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
Simon and Schuster, 1969 - 143 Seiten
Writing in 1969 at the height of confusion about social goals and relevance of traditional values, Fuller provides arguments for a rationally designed, holistically tuned to the natural environment, and peaceful, prosperous human future. This is one of the most readable and basic expressions of Fuller's influential and contagious optimism about our ability to redirect values and fulfill human potential.
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Less than half of the dry 25 per cent of the Earth's surface was immediately
favorable to the support of human life. Thus, throughout history 99.9 per cent of
humanity has occupied only 10 per cent of the total Earth surface, dwelling only
ocr 47 Spaceship Earth. Of our little sphere you have seen only small portions.
However, you have f viewed mojce_jthan did pre-twentieth-century v/man, for in
his entire lifetime he saw only one-millionth of the Earth's Surface. You've seen a
67 sphere's centre. Lesser circles are formed on the surfaces of spheres by
planes cutting through spheres but not passing through the sphere's centre.
When a lesser circle is superimposed on a great circle it cuts across the latter at
two points ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Marse - LibraryThing
The name R. Buckminster Fuller brings up images of geodesic domes for most people. I found a paperback 1973 printing of the 1969 book with a properly psychedelic deconstructed sphere/face on the cover ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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This is a classic, published in 1969, first read by me back in 1970 or 1971, when we thought we would soon experience either the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius or, alternately, the Eve of Destruction ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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