Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: R. Buckminster Fuller's Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, published in 1969, imagines our species as a crew, united by a shared fate, on a tiny spaceship traveling through infinity. It can be read even today as the most intelligent metaphor for thinking about humankind on this planet. Fuller accepted the challenge pre-sented by this metaphor, using his inventions & writings to contribute to the safe operations of Spaceship Earth. This title is an exact facsimile of the 1969 edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
In this essay on man Mr. Fuller expresses what may well be his penultimate view of the human condition. Here, in a mood at once philosophical and involved, Mr. Fuller traces man?s intellectual evolution and weighs his capability for survival on this magnificent craft, this Spaceship Earth, this superbly designed sphere of almost negligible dimension in the great vastness of space.
Mr. Fuller is optimistic that man will survive and, through research and development and increased industrialization, generate wealth so rapidly that he can do very great things. But, he notes, there must be an enormous educational task successfully accomplished right now to convert man?s tendency toward oblivion into a realization of his potential, to a universe-exploring advantage from this Spaceship Earth.
It has been noted that Mr. Fuller spins ideas in clusters, and clusters of his ideas generate still other clusters. The concept “spaceship earth? is Mr. Fuller?s, and though used by Barbara Ward as the title of a work of her own the idea was acknowledged by her there as deriving from Mr. Fuller. The brilliant syntheses of some fundamental Fuller principles given here makes of this book a microcosm of the Fuller system.
Über den Autor:
R. Buckminster Fuller has been a Research Professor at Southern Illinois University since 1959. In 1968 the Board of Trustees appointed him University Professor, the second faculty member so honored in the University?s history.
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Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1969. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 0671207830 No marks or damage from past owners, not a former library book, not a remainder or book club, not clipped, soft cover. The book relates Earth to a spaceship flying through space. The spaceship has a finite amount of resources and cannot be resupplied. Fuller would later partner with the Walt Disney Company to consult on an attraction at EPCOT Center called Spaceship Earth, which opened with the park in 1982. All books shipped within 24 hours with U.S. Postal Service Delivery Confirmation, each order is packaged in a new box with bubble wrap, and always your satisfaction is guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 014641
Buchbeschreibung SIMON & SCHUSTER, 1970. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st Edition. BooK: Very Good/, $37.43 0671207830 OPERATING MANUAL for SPACESHIP EARTH FULLER, R. Buckminster SIMON & SCHUSTER 1970 1sT Paperback Edition, 1sT Printing S/C. Black Spine With Title In White And Blue Letters, Soft Cover BooK: Very Good/, Shelf, EDGE And Corner Wear. 143 Numbered Pages, Printed On Off White Paper, In Fine/ Condition, That Appear To Be Lightly Viewed, Or Not Read At All, Clean And Tight To The Spine, Slight Shelf, Edge And Corner Wear. Front Bottom Corner Has A Partial Fold. D/J: None. No Tears. No Odors. No Writing. No Names. No Stains. Description Applies To This BooK, Only. Acquired From The Estate Of Carl Bernstein & Roz Bernstein, Who Were Downsizing. Description Applies To This Book, Only. This BooK Is Hard To Find, Will Be Packaged And Shipped Carefully, To Avoid Shipping Damage And Will Make It, An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift. WORLD WIDE SHIPPING, AVAILABLE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 010997
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