Critical Path

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R. Buckminster Fuller is regarded as one of the most important figures of the 20th century, renowned for his achievements as an inventor, designer, architect, philosopher, mathematician, and dogged individualist. Perhaps best remembered for the Geodesic Dome and the term "Spaceship Earth," his work and his writings have had a profound impact on modern life and thought.

Critical Path is Fuller's master work—the summing up of a lifetime's thought and concern—as urgent and relevant...

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Overview

R. Buckminster Fuller is regarded as one of the most important figures of the 20th century, renowned for his achievements as an inventor, designer, architect, philosopher, mathematician, and dogged individualist. Perhaps best remembered for the Geodesic Dome and the term "Spaceship Earth," his work and his writings have had a profound impact on modern life and thought.

Critical Path is Fuller's master work—the summing up of a lifetime's thought and concern—as urgent and relevant as it was upon its first publication in 1981. Critical Path details how humanity found itself in its current situation—at the limits of the planet's natural resources and facing political, economic, environmental, and ethical crises.

The crowning achievement of an extraordinary career, Critical Path offers the reader the excitement of understanding the essential dilemmas of our time and how responsible citizens can rise to meet this ultimate challenge to our future.

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"Critical Path is a state-of-the-art summary of human evolution." —Marilyn Ferguson, author of The Aquarian Conspiracy
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312174910
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1982
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 281,324
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Buckmister Fuller received 47 honorary degrees, held twenty-eight patents, was awarded the Medal of Freedom, and was the author of twenty nine books. He died in 1983.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2000

    A culmination of the wisdom of a true genius.

    In 1981 I spent the best part of four months sitting on the beach at Laguna Beach, California reading / studying this book. That experience transformed my life and led me to begin working with the pattern integrity that was and is Bucky Fuller. Entering into the realm then led me to produce and present ¿lectures and seminars¿ to help other people appreciate the importance of that wisdom and to begin writing ¿translations¿ of his ideas for myself and others. Those writings eventually became the book Buckminster Fuller¿s Universe - an easily accessible translation of some of his ideas as well as a guide to understanding how his life affected the development of his famous operating strategy. Much of that operating strategy (for both humankind and each of us as individuals) is laid out in this book. Spend time with this book. Spend time with Bucky. He was wise enough to make available all that he learned during his fifty-six year personal experiment to determine what one individual could do on behalf of all humankind that could not be achieved by any organization no matter how powerful. Critical Path is but one of the artifacts he left for our enlightenment, and, in my opinion, it is the most accessible of Bucky¿s writing. It is not an easy read, but it is well worth the effort. I can personally attest to that fact that understanding and employing the wisdom that Bucky uncovered and shared has the power to make enormous shifts in people¿s lives as well as the welfare of the crew of the planet he named Spaceship Earth.

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