Fuller E-Books: Years in the Making!

Coinciding with the first session of the inaugural Dymaxion Reading Group, the first Fuller e-book became available this summer. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth was released for iBooks and subsequently for Amazon Kindle.

One Amazon customer wrote of Operating Manual: “If you have any interest in R. Buckminster Fuller’s philosophies, inventions and thoughts, this book is a good starting point. Other of his works can be more difficult to absorb, easily. Fuller’s basic concepts of “synergy,” “ephemeralization” and “modern day pirates” are all made clear here. If you read this short work and are intrigued by the man and the distinctions he brought to the world, you can proceed from here.

Fuller’s masterwork Critical Path was later released in time for BFI’s fall Dymaxion Reading Group in discussion of the text. The Critical Path e-book is also available for iBooks and Amazon Kindle.

Amazon summarized the book: “The masterwork of a brilliant career, and an important document of the crisis now facing mankind. Today we find ourselves in the midst of the greatest crisis in the history of the human race. Technology has placed in our hands almost unlimited power at the very moment when we have run up against the limits of our resources aboard Spaceship Earth, as the crises of the late twentieth century—political, economic, environmental, and ethical—determine whether or not humanity survives. In this masterful summing up of an entire lifetime’s thought and concern, R. Buckminster Fuller addresses these crucial issues in his most significant, accessible, and urgent work.

Both books were published by the Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller.