By L. Steven Sieden
Publish 12 months note: First released February twenty fifth 2012
Known as a “Leonardo da Vinci of the 20 th century," engineer, clothier, inventor, and futurist Dr. R. Buckminster “Bucky" Fuller had a willing expertise that we're all during this jointly. knowing that people don't have a clue approximately the way to function our fragile Spaceship Earth, Buckminster supplied insightful layout technological know-how options to our such a lot demanding matters, together with battle, overpopulation, housing, expanding inflation, health and wellbeing care, the power drawback, and lots more and plenty extra. For all its genius, Fuller's legacy has but to be totally stumbled on.
Noted Fuller specialist L. Steven Sieden including Gary Zukav, John Robbins, Lynne Twist, Jean Houston, and lots of different remarkable contributors provide inspiring quotations and factors that make Fuller's lifestyles extra comprehensible and available. they maintain a voice that calls upon each one people to shift our highbrow and technological assets from growing weaponry to making sustainability.
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38 • Was presented with hundreds of major awards. • Circled the globe fifty-seven times working on projects and lecturing. • Presented an average of one hundred “thinking out loud” sessions per year (often labeled lectures, they would range from two to six or more hours in length), even when he was in his eighties. Most important was his documentation and demonstration of the importance of the “little individual” in the grand scheme of human evolution. ” He also proved that a person could have a satisfying, enjoyable life while making his or her unique contribution.
By capitalizing the word “Universe,” we elevate Universe to the level of humans, planets and corporations--all of which have capitalized names. By eliminating the article “the,” we no longer relegate Universe to being one of many universes in existence. 11. “Earth” is also capitalized throughout this book. The following statement that Bucky wrote as a preface for his Introduction to the 1977 book American Space Photography explains why. “As I write the introduction to this truly fascinating book, I find its author and its publishers spelling our planet’s name 57 with a small ‘e,’even though its 7,926 mile diameter is larger than the mile diameters of Venus’s 7,620, Mars’ 4,220, Pluto’s 3,600 or Mercury’s 3,010.
He realized that he did not belong to himself and, consequently, did not have the right to end his own life. In that cosmic flash, Bucky suddenly understood that he (like every human being) belonged to Universe, and he committed himself to an experiment that provided the foundation and context for his every action and decision during the next fifty-six years. He decided to embark upon a lifelong experiment to determine and document what one average, healthy individual with no college degree and no money could accomplish on behalf of all humankind that could not be achieved by any nation, business, organization, or institution, no matter how wealthy or powerful.
A Fuller View: Buckminster Fuller's Vision of Hope and Abundance for All by L. Steven Sieden