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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Review: Critical PathUser Review - Matthew Conroy - Goodreads
A good read, but I wish Mr. Fuller had used an editor. His writing here is more repetitive than it needs to be, and it loses some of its power as a result. The historical bits were perhaps the most interesting. Read full review
Review: Critical PathUser Review - Adam Cantrell - Goodreads
The chronology of scientific discoveries found in the appendix is quite... uhh, "awesome" - in the literal sense, not so much the bro-cliche sense - even though I'm part bro and like to flip to the end of books sometimes, just to peak a lil bit...awesome! Read full review
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Humans in Universe
SelfDisciplines of Fuller
Critical Path Part One