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 discoveries."

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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