Bucky's Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth available for the First Time Ever in an e-book!


The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the first ever e-book of a published work by Buckminster Fuller. Published by the Estate of Buckminster Fuller, Fuller’s ground breaking Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is available to download on iBooks!

“Following directly on the heels of the publication yesterday of Pope Francis’s historic encyclical on climate change, there could not be a more timely moment for this book to be available in a digital format. This is a book that provides the roadmap for how we can bring about the design science revolution so urgently needed. It is a must read for anyone interested in Bucky’s ideas,” said Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Director of BFI. “ The Estate of Buckminster Fuller has produced this e-book now to coincide with the launch of BFI’s Dymaxion Reading Group program all of which is part of a concerted effort to make Bucky’s ideas accessible to as many people as possible.”

About Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, edited by Jaime Snyder, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity. How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future.

To join the online Dymaxion Reading Group, register here:

SESSION ONE: TUESDAY JULY 7TH, 6:00 - 7:30 PM EDT
SESSION TWO: TUESDAY JULY 21ST, 6:00 - 7:30 PM EDT
SESSION THREE: TUESDAY AUGUST 4TH, 6:00 - 7:30 PM EDT

Be among the first to purchase and download your own copy of Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth here: