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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Quite the book. It's Fuller's attempt to convince humanity of the importance of fundamental change. Fuller's ideas are solid and practical, but perhaps a bit too rational and weird for mainstream ... Read full review
This book provides a refreshing angle on many of the "status quo" explanations of History and also provided (provides) real world predictions for all humans from a viewpoint in the 1980's. that are testable, and in some cases have already come to pass. It is also a book that can be digested in morsels, pick a chapter and chew thoroughly.
Buckminster Fuller's contribution to everything human has been slighted by the culture. Whether this is due to discomfort with his frank and pragmatic analysis or the lack of dissemination is not clear.
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