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A comprehensive anthology of the man who invented the geodesic dome and the term "Spaceship Earth".
Buckminster Fuller, inventor, thinker and architect, was one of the best known Americans of the 20th century. Often compared to Leonard da Vinci and called "the planet's friendly genius," he was the inventor of the geodesic dome, the man who coined the term "spaceship earth," and an educator without parallel.Yet today, most of his books are out of print.
To remedy this situation, his longtime friend and architectural partner, Thomas Zung, has compiled a Bucky Fuller reader. This anthology consists of one chapter from each of Fuller's twenty-two books with a new introduction to each chapter written by such notables as Arthur C. Clarke, Steve Forbes, Calvin Tomkins, Dr. Martin Meyerson, Sir Harry Kroto, Arthur L. Loeb, Ed Applewhite and others.
Altogether, this book provides an overview of a remarkable intellectual career and the best possible introduction to the man and his thought. Bucky Fuller was one of the most original thinkers and builders that America has ever produced, and this book will make his work available to a new generation.