Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller.
Book: Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking.
(Collier Books Macmillan Publishing Company)
Notes from the back cover:
"Synergetics is Fuller's most important and most readable book...
Fuller is writing for the general public and he gets down to earth...
I predict that it will become one of the classics of science along with
Darwin's The Origin of the Species." --- Samuel Eliot Morison
"This book is his bible - the distilled wisdom of a lifetime spent
contemplating the Universe from angles and directions never before
suspected.... Its wealth of closely packed ideas is inexhaustible. It
will be a source of endless inspiration and stimulus to those engaged
in the most urgent task of our time - the effort to save Spaceship
Earth from disaster." --- Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001
"He has put it all together - his eternal sense of wonder and his gift
of being able to look around him as though everything was being
seen for the first time." --- Norman Cousins, Saturday Review
" Synergetics will surely go down as one of the memorable works of
the decade." --- Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock
Using an inspired combination of geometric logic and metaphors
from familiar human experience, Bucky invites readers to join him
on a trip thorough a four-dimensional Universe, where concepts as
diverse as entropy, Einstein's relativity equations, and the meaning
of existence become clear, understandable, and immediately involving.
In his own words: "Dare to be naive.... It is one of our most
exciting discoveries that local discovery leads to a complex of further
R. Buckminster Fuller - was World Fellow in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, Inventor of
the Dymaxion car and the Geodesic Dome, he was called "America's best-
known living genius", and made his mark in areas of architecture,
mathematics, philosophy, religion, urban development and design, naturalism,
physics, numerology, art and literature, industry, and technology.
His Ideas and Integrities and Synergetics 2 are also avaliable
from Collier Books.
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