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Buckminster Fuller
Martin Pawley
080081116X
May 1991
Hardcover
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Buckminster Fuller
Thomas T. K. Zung
0312288905
Mar 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Great minds most certainly do not all think alike. Case in point: R. Buckminster Fuller, who revolutionized Western thinking and design, even though only a tiny fraction of his ideas were ever developed. Outrageously, most of his works are out of print here at the turn of the century, so his collaborator and architectural partner, Thomas T.K. Zung, organized the publication of Buckminster Fuller: Anthology for the New Millennium. Collected are 20 selections from Fuller's books, each introduced by notable thinkers and writers like Steve Forbes and Arthur C. Clarke. Though Fuller's distinctive style--part engineering text, part poetry--takes a bit of extra attention to penetrate, the rewards are tremendous. Though now clichéd, his concept of Spaceship Earth ("only eight thousand miles in diameter, which is almost a...


Buckminster Fuller: Designing for Mobility
Michael John Gorman
8876242651
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hailed as one of the greatest minds of our times, Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) is known as an American visionary. Designer, architect, engineer, inventor, and philosopher, he was undeniably one of the key innovators of the 20th century.This volume provides a visually rich and complete overview of Fuller's design and architectural production, situating Fuller's projects in their historical context. The book features never-before-published material from the Fuller archives that were recently donated to Stanford University.Michael John Gorman's essay offers an in-depth analysis of Fuller's work-focusing more attention on his innovative architectural projects than to other aspects of Fuller's "design science"-as well as an interesting perspective on post-war American society and architectural culture. Chapters...


Buckminster Fuller's Universe: An Appreciation
Lloyd Steven Sieden
0738203793
August 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Inventor of the geodesic dome and the phrase "spaceship earth," Fuller reportedly once had an out-of-body experience in which a voice told him: "You do not belong to you. You belong to the Universe." The cocky, self-assured architect-engineer-poet-futurist, expelled twice from Harvard, who went on to shake the world with his technological innovations and vision of global unity, is brought down to earth in this absorbing biographical study. A lecturer-consultant specializing in Fuller's philosophy, Sieden here attempts to translate Fuller's ideas from the tech-guru's convoluted, jargon-laden style into accessible language. Though many of Fuller's major projects were commercial failures, Sieden succeeds in demonstrating how his search for Nature's underlying rules of harmony and efficiency is relevant to fields...


Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society
Peter M. Senge
038551624X
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Presence can be read as a both a guide and a challenge to leaders in business, education, and government to transform their institutions into powerful agents of change in a world increasingly out of balance. Since business is the most powerful institution in the world today, the authors argue, it must play a key role in solving global societal problems. Yet so many institutions seem to run people rather than the other way around. In this illuminating book, the authors seek to understand why people don't change systems and institutions even when they pose a threat to society, and examine why institutional change is so difficult to attain.

The authors view large institutions such as global corporations as a new species that are affecting nearly all other life forms on the planet. Rather than look at these systems as...



Guinea Pig B
Buckminster Fuller
097406050X
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton
Joe Conason
0312273193
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Unhappy reading for Republicans or political naïfs, The Hunting of the President is the story of a sustained and well-funded effort to discredit and defeat Bill Clinton, dating from his gubernatorial days in Arkansas and eventually leading to his impeachment trial. Award-winning journalists Joe Conason and Gene Lyons have crafted a tale as compulsively readable as a political thriller--paced, and at times worded, like a summer bestseller. Although they provide ample evidence of backstabbing, revenge, deceit, conniving, and "dirty tricks" in the struggle to oust Clinton, arguing that "the better the president and the country did, the more his adversaries appeared willing to endorse almost anything short of assassination to do him in," they also acknowledge that Clinton's reckless behavior, along with the "panicky,...


Grunch of Giants
Buckminster Fuller
0974060518
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Only Integrity Is Going to Count
R. Buckminster Fuller
0974060526
Mar 2004
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Critical Path
R. Buckminster Fuller
0312174918
February 1982
Paperback
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Review
"Critical Path is a state-of-the-art summary of human evolution." --Marilyn Ferguson, author of The Aquarian Conspiracy


Your Private Sky: R. Buckminster Fuller
R. Buckminster Fuller
3907044886
August 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Buckminster Fuller's talents bridged architecture, engineering, and industrial design, and his interest in prefabricated units, constructed from industrial materials, marked his designs as among the most inventive of the 20th century. In their economy and conservation of energy, his works far exceeded anything envisioned by International Style architects of his time. This volume, the result of an exhibition held at five European design museums, consists primarily of archival documentation from the Buckminster Fuller Institute. Each chapter examines a design, beginning with a brief descriptive paragraph and including substantial excerpts from Fuller's lectures, manuscripts, and publications in addition to sketches, photographs, patent application drawings, and engineering drawings. The result is engaging, visually...


A Study of a Prototype Floating Community
Foundation Triton Foundation
141021818X
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Triton was a concept for an anchored floating city for 100,000 people that would be located just offshore and connected with bridges to the mainland. When President Johnson left office he took the model with him and installed it in his Presidential Library in Texas. This is the complete design report prepared by R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) and his Triton Foundation staff for the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

From the Publisher
A feasibility study to determine the possibility of developing the water areas of major cities by floating new communities on the water adjacent to the urban core. The technical considerations indicate that such a structure is possible. The basic unit of Triton City is a neighborhood-sized community which will accommodate...


God: A Guide for Seekers
David Schiller
0761139451
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"I am that I am," is the Old Testament quoting God directly. "God is love," says the New Testament. "God is a verb," counters Buckminster Fuller. "God is dead," claimed Nietzsche. And then there's Picasso: "God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things." What are we to make of this?

Compiled and edited by the author of the bestselling The Little Zen Companion and The Little Book of Prayers, God is a collection of the most compelling, surprising, witty, interesting, paradoxical, and passionate things people through the centuries have thought and said about God. It is about God's presence and God's absence, God's essence and God's attributes, God's actions and God's indifference--even God's names...


The Book Of Runes: A Handbook for the Use of an Ancient Oracle: The Viking Runes
Commentaries by Ralph H. Blum
0312097581
October 1993
Hardcover
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Review
"The Runes are one of the world's greatest spiritual resources. They always speak to us from the depths of our own hearts." --Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love

"A guidepost for our dark and troubled times." --Seattle Times

"Its wisdom is remarkable." --San Francisco Chronicle


Your Private Sky
R. Buckminster Fuller
3907044940
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Buckminster Fuller's talents bridged architecture, engineering, and industrial design, and his interest in prefabricated units, constructed from industrial materials, marked his designs as among the most inventive of the 20th century. In their economy and conservation of energy, his works far exceeded anything envisioned by International Style architects of his time. This volume, the result of an exhibition held at five European design museums, consists primarily of archival documentation from the Buckminster Fuller Institute. Each chapter examines a design, beginning with a brief descriptive paragraph and including substantial excerpts from Fuller's lectures, manuscripts, and publications in addition to sketches, photographs, patent application drawings, and engineering drawings. The result is engaging, visually...


The Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century
Howard K. Bloom
0471419192
August 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
When did big-picture optimism become cool again? While not blind to potential problems and glitches, Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From the Big Bang to the 21st Century confidently asserts that our networked culture is not only inevitable but essential for our species' survival and eventual migration into space. Author Howard Bloom, believed by many to be R. Buckminster Fuller's intellectual heir, takes the reader on a dizzying tour of the universe, from its original subatomic particle network to the unimaginable data-processing power of intergalactic communication. His writing is smart and snappy, moving with equal poise through depictions of frenzied bacteria passing along information packets in the form of DNA and nomadic African tribespeople putting their heads together to find water for the next year.

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