Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth


Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 152
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One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, 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. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth


Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 152
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One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, 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. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Your Private Sky

Discourse
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
ISBN: 9783907044957
Category: Aufsatzsammlung - Fuller, Richard Buckminster - Architektur
Page: 336
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Dieses Buch ergAnzt den Band "Your Private Sky: Design als Kunst einer Wissenschaft" und gibt einen authentischen Einblick in die Entwicklung der architektonischen, technischen und anthropologischen Konzepte Fullers. Dieser "Poet der Technologie" war als Ingenieur ein Dichter, als Designer ein Denker, als Forscher ein KA1/4nstler, dessen schriftlicher Nachlass einen enormen Umfang aufweist - darunter Texte von visionArer Bedeutung, von hoher Konsistenz, eindringlicher Sprachkraft und nicht zuletzt drAngender AktualitAt. "Bucky" war ein Navigator im wissenschaftlichen, kulturellen und sozialen Netzwerk - einer der grossen Beweger dieses Jahrhunderts. Einige Texte werden hier erstmals verAffentlicht: z.B. sein erstes programmatisches Manuskript "Lightful Houses" (1928), eine aufschlussreiche Vortragsmitschrift zum "Dymaxion House" (1929), sein Brief an Einstein (1944) oder das Konvolut "Noah's Ark II" (1951).

Utopia Or Oblivion

The Prospects for Humanity
Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Josh Pang
ISBN: 3037781270
Category: Architecture
Page: 447
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This comprehensive volume contains essays derived from lectures Buckminster Fuller gave all over the world during the 1960’s. Fuller’s thesis is that humanity has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of humanity are fully met.

A View from the Bridge of Spaceship Earth

Reflections on the Thoughts and Teachings of R. Buckminster Fuller a Guidebook
Author: Gerard J. Senick
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546397199
Category:
Page: 92
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In this volume, we will have the company of R. Buckminster Fuller through his classic book Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth. Many of us may have read this work when it first appeared between the Summer of Love during the escalation of the Vietnam War in 1967 and the Kent State Shootings in Kent, Ohio, during a campus protest in 1970. The words of Fuller, meaningful for those times, are just as relevant today. --John F. Sase, Ph.D.

Environmental Systems Studies

A Macroscope for Understanding and Operating Spaceship Earth
Author: Hidefumi Imura
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 4431541268
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 151
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The environmental field is deep and wide. In the flood of information, how can people understand the underlying causes of what they hear about the environment from newspapers and television? This book was originally published in Japanese, with the aim of providing basic information about the ideas and methods to see and understand the interconnection between nature and human activities from a systematic point of view. The author subsequently prepared an English version of the same material for use as a textbook for the Global Environmental Leaders Program at Nagoya University, where he taught many students from Asia and Europe. The book covers diverse environmental issues such as climatic change, biodiversity preservation, energy conservation, and resource recycling. Readers can learn common methods of analysis and thinking to identify the core essence of economic and ecological interdependence, to look at problems from an overarching perspective, and to consider countermeasures to be taken.

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations


Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199208956
Category: Reference
Page: 479
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More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.

Programme und Manifeste zur Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts


Author: N.A
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602786
Category: Architecture
Page: 181
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Der erste Band der Bauwelt Fundamente versammelt 34 Texte von Architekten und Architekturtheoretikern, die das Bauen in den ersten sechs Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts nachhaltig gestaltet und geprägt haben. 50 Jahre nach Errscheinen ist mit dieser Sammlung von Quellentexten auch ein historisches Dokument der (Selbst-)Reflexion der Architektur wieder lieferbar.

And it came to pass--not to stay


Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller,Jaime Snyder
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 191
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Buckminster Fuller (1895ā1983) was an architect, engineer, geometrician, cartographer, philosopher, futurist, inventor of the famous geodesic dome, and one of the most brilliant thinkers of his time. For more than five decades, he set forth his comprehensive perspective on the worldās problems in numerous essays, which offer an illuminating insight into the intellectual universe of this renaissance man.ā These texts remain surprisingly topical even today, decades after their initial publication.While Fuller wrote the works in the 1960ās and 1970ās, they could not be more timely: like desperately needed time-capsules of wisdom for the critical moment he foresaw, and in which we find ourselves. Long out of print, they are now being published again, together with commentary by Jaime Snyder, the grandson of Buckminster Fuller. Designed for a new generation of readers, Snyder prepared these editions with supplementary material providing background on the texts, factual updates, and interpretation of his visionary ideas.Initially published in 1969, and one of Fullerās most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity, and the principles for avoiding extinction and āexercising our option to make itā. 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 āspaceship earthā toward a sustainable future.And it Came to Pass ā Not to Stay brings together Buckminster Fullerās lyrical and philosophical best, including seven āessaysā in a form he called his āventilated proseā, and as always addressing the current global crisis and his predictions for the future. These essays, including āHow Little I Know,ā āWhat I am Trying to Doā, āSoft Revolutionā, and āEthicsā, put the task of ushering in a new era of humanity in the context of āalways starting with the universe.ā In rare form, Fuller elegantly weaves the personal, the playful, the simple, and the profound.Utopia or Oblivion is a provocative blueprint for the future. This comprehensive volume is composed of essays derived from the lectures he gave all over the world during the 1960ās. Fullerās thesis is that humanity ā for the first time in its history ā has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of 100% of humanity are met. This is Fuller in his prime, relaying his urgent message for earthians critical moment and presenting pioneering solutions which reflect his commitment to the potential of innovative design to create technology that does āmore with lessā and thereby improves human lives . . . ā This is what man tends to call utopia. It's a fairly small word, but inadequate to describe the extraordinary new freedom of man in a new relationship to universe - the alternative of which is oblivionā. Buckminster Fuller.

Das Raumschiff Erde hat keinen Notausgang

Energie und Politik im Anthropozän
Author: Paul J. Crutzen,Mike Davis,Michael D. Mastrandrea,Stephen H. Schneider,Peter Sloterdijk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518061763
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 113
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Schokoladenhölle

Müllers sechster Fall
Author: Paul Lascaux
Publisher: Gmeiner-Verlag
ISBN: 3839241022
Category: Fiction
Page: 188
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Ein toter Banker im Berner Tierpark Dählhölzli, dem das Herz entnommen wurde, und ein Zuckerbäcker, der über seinen Marzipankreationen den Tod fand - wieder einmal erweist sich ein Fall für den Störfahnder Bernhard Spring als harte Nuss. Auch bei der Detektei Müller & Himmel herrscht wenig Zuversicht. Es gilt, die Verbindung zwischen den beiden Opfern zu finden, bevor es einen weiteren Todesfall gibt ...

World Class

Teaching and Learning in Global Times
Author: William Gaudelli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113563954X
Category: Education
Page: 248
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How have school curricula been affected by the ripple effects of globalization? How do teachers and students attempt to understand their complex world? Most states require world teaching in some form, yet little is known about how teachers and students engage in this critical curricular area. World Class: Teaching and Learning in Global Times directly fills this need by providing a detailed, inside look at global education in three high schools. The data from the study, drawn from extensive interviews and observations, illustrate the daily challenges and complexities of global teaching and learning. Comprehensive yet scholarly, this volume: *raises thought-provoking questions for both theorists and practitioners; *addresses controversial issues embedded in global education and throughout the social studies curriculum, such as the tension between universalism and cultural relativism, the problematic nature of identity in classroom discourse, and the apparent duality of national and global loyalties; *connects issues particular to global education with wider scholarship in education; *examines the interplay of theory and practice in global education and, more broadly, the social sciences; and *provides an exploratory and provocative look at dimensions of global civics, with an analysis of the events of 9/11/01 and how they have shaped global perspectives about living as one planet. The book is organized in three parts--contexts, problems, and alternatives. Contexts allows readers to consider global education from multiple perspectives: teacher, student, administrator, community member, and scholar. Problems focuses on pedagogical challenges associated with global education. Alternatives provides reflection points that encourage readers to consider different ways we might converse about global teaching and learning. Written for scholars, practitioners, and students in social studies, curriculum and instruction, global/multicultural education, and related fields, World Class: Teaching and Learning in Global Times is an excellent text for preservice and graduate-level courses in these areas.

Das Neue Denken

Die Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbildes im Spannungsfeld zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Mystik
Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105608052
Category: Science
Page: 366
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In dieser Darstellung der Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbilds, in Capras Begegnungen und Gesprächen mit den Wegbereitern der Wendezeit lernen wir jene Avantgarde der Wissenschaft kennen, die nicht mehr an das Trugbild von der Wertfreiheit der Wissenschaft glaubt, sondern die sich engagiert für eine von Verantwortung getragene Werteordnung. Capra läßt nicht nur das Denken, sondern auch die Persönlichkeit der bedeutenden Vordenker des Umbruchs in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft hervortreten und macht damit erfahrbar, worum es ihnen in erster Linie geht: um eine menschliche Welt und eine menschenwürdige Zukunft. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Die Erfindung der Globalisierung

Entstehung und Wandel eines zeitgeschichtlichen Grundbegriffs
Author: Olaf Bach
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593398486
Category: History
Page: 270
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Der Begriff der Globalisierung wird erst seit der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts verwendet. Wie er entstand und sich im Lauf der Zeit veränderte, vollzieht Olaf Bach hier begriffsgeschichtlich nach. Er zeigt, wann und warum der Terminus zur Beschreibung eines Prozesses plausibel wurde und welche politischen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Phänomene es damit neu zu begreifen galt. Dabei rekonstruiert er die sozialgeschichtliche, imaginäre und temporale Bedeutung des Begriffs, der unser heutiges Bild der einen Welt, ihres Gewordenseins und ihrer Zukunft prägt.

Ecocriticism

Grundlagen - Theorien - Interpretationen
Author: Benjamin Bühler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3476054896
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 218
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Ecocriticism bezeichnet aktuelle kultur- und literaturwissenschaftliche Ansätze, die die Beziehungen zwischen dem Menschen und seiner Umwelt sowie ihre Transformationen in der Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte untersuchen. Der Band stellt ausführlich die Geschichte des Eocriticism sowie unterschiedliche theoretische Herangehensweisen vor. Der Autor bietet den Abriss einer ökologischen Literaturgeschichte vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zu den Dystopien der Gegenwart mit Interpretationen zentraler Werke. Der Schlussteil sucht die poetologischen Dimensionen des Themas auf und ergründet Narrative (wie Zurück zur Natur ), Räume (wie Wildnis und Naturpark), Störungen (wie Verschmutzungen und Klimawandel) und nicht-menschliche Akteure (wie Tiere und Maschinen).

Phonons in Nanostructures


Author: Michael A. Stroscio,Mitra Dutta
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139430326
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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This book focuses on the theory of phonon interactions in nanoscale structures with particular emphasis on modern electronic and optoelectronic devices. The continuing progress in the fabrication of semiconductor nanostructures with lower dimensional features has led to devices with enhanced functionality and even novel devices with new operating principles. The critical role of phonon effects in such semiconductor devices is well known. There is therefore a great need for a greater awareness and understanding of confined phonon effects. A key goal of this book is to describe tractable models of confined phonons and how these are applied to calculations of basic properties and phenomena of semiconductor heterostructures. The level of presentation is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students in physics and engineering with some background in quantum mechanics and solid state physics or devices. A basic understanding of electromagnetism and classical acoustics is assumed.

IDRC

40 Years of Ideas, Innovation, and Impact
Author: Bruce Muirhead,Ronald N. Harpelle
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554587573
Category: Political Science
Page: 402
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The book focuses on the International Development Research Centre as a unique institution that has funded research in the developing South—research proposed and undertaken by Southern researchers—and how, as a result, it has had tremendous impact despite a relatively small budget. The IDRC is much better known in the developing South than in Canada; in many of the roughly 150 countries in which it has provided research funding it has contributed to creating a very positive image of Canada. The centre’s arms-length relationship with Canadian government assistance provides it with enormous freedom and flexibility—it was established in 1970 with its own act under the Trudeau government. The IDRC board is one-half international and one-half Canadian and is the only governmental agency in the world that has this structure, giving them unique insight into Southern development issues. One of the IDRC’s founding principles was its insistence on having Southern researchers decide which projects would be put forward for possible funding, and much care has been taken to avoid “research imperialism” or “colonialism.” An analysis of the path less travelled, but which IDRC found amenable, is fundamental to this history of the centre, and the book highlights the decisions, ideas, and practices that flow from this basic premise.