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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 listener the excitement of understanding the essential dilemmas of our time and how responsible citizens can rise to meet this ultimate challenge to our future.

©1981 R. Buckminster Fuller (P)2021 Upfront Books

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A highly prized book that I think is worth getting through and I recommend it to any serious student.

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  • 08-10-22

Usually brilliant

Occasionally accurate predictions and extensive engineering experience in desperate need of an editor. This is a slog to complete. A dense writing style expressing simple ideas, frequently repeated as though for the first time throughout the book.
Like many smart guys in the '70s he thought a one-world government was imminent, and that people with no incentive to work hard mostly will.
Still, he was far ahead of his time in predicting the value of services like Khan academy and universal basic income.

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  • MJ Clarke
  • 10-27-21

Finally

A necessary addition to Audible, difficult sentences very well read. This will hopefully turn on a host of newbies to Bucky Fullers considerable wisdom.

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  • 09-25-21

Comical whimsical and fanciful

He's a smart guy but the book gets quite repetitive. Also he speaks of soviet Russia in very glowing terms.