BUCKMINSTER FULLER BIBLIOGRAPHY
BOOKS RELEVANT TO FULLER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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- CRITICAL PATH -
- BY R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER & KIYOSHI KUROMIYA, 1981 -
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FOREWORD

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INTRODUCTION: TWILIGHT OF THE WORLD'S POWER STRUCTURES (Summary)

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Fig 1

Ultra-High-Voltage World Electric Grid

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- PART I 1

CHAPTER 1

Speculative Prehistory of Humanity (1 pic, 5 drawings)

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Fig 2

Trajectories, Crossings, Openings and Minimum System of Universe, or Structure

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Bali--Gateway

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4 Two-Way Versus Three-Way Weave 14
- a. Three-Way Weaves are Unspreadable; Therefore Provide Stable Pattern & Stable Structure 14
5 Dymaxion Map with 100 Population Dots 18
6 Dhow--Ship with a Continuous 10,000-Year History of Indian Ocean Crossings 24

CHAPTER 2

Humans in Universe 25
Fig 7 Using Ship Mast for Navigation Trigonometry 31
8 Eratosthenes' Map, 200 BC 36
9 Probable Voyage in 200 BC of Phoenicians Going with Prevailing Ocean Currents & Trade Winds 38
10 Possible Voyaging of Phoenicians in 250 BC to Both W & E Coasts of S America from Levantine Biblos 40
11 Early Circumnavigations 42
12 Ptolemy Map, 200 BC 45
13 NYC's Verrazano Narrows Bridge, NY World Trade Center Buildings & Parthenon in Athens, Greece 56
14 The Around-the-World Hilton Hotels are Clearly not Parallel to One Another 57

CHAPTER 3

Legally Piggily 60
Fig 15 Water & Caravan Routes Between Asia & Europe 71
16 Minoan Bull, Viking & Phoenician Money 74
17 USA Historical Price Index for All Items (1967 = 100) 107
18 USA Historical Total National Debt of Individuals, Corporations & Federal, State & Local Governments 115
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PART II

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CHAPTER 4

Self-Disciplines of Buckminster Fuller (21) 123
Fig 19 Dymaxion Clippings from the New York Times Newspaper (1920-1978) 135
20 Model of the Dymaxion 4-D House 139
21 Water-Filled Flexible Rubber Cylinder Under Tension 141
22 Water-Filler Flexible Rubber Cylinder Under Compression 141
23 Wave-Effect of Pebble Dropped into Pond 142
24 Precessional Effect of Gravity on Orbit of Earth Around Sun 143
CHAPTER 5 The Geoscope 161
Fig 25 Bird's-Eye View of a Person Looking at a 16" World Globe 164
26 Map Projection: Fuller Dymaxion 165
27 Map Projection: Mercator 165
28 Map Projection: Conic 165
29 Map Projection: Polar Azimuthal 165
30 Minimal Distortion of the Dymaxion Projection Method 166
31 Dymaxion Sky-Ocean World Map of Earth, 1967 169
32 Cornell Geoscope, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA 170
33 Nottingham Geoscope, Nottingham School of Architecture, Nottingham, England, ca 1962 171
34 Drawing for the Proposed United Nations 200'-diam Geoscope, New York, NY, USA 176
- a. Drawing of 3 Support Masts for the Proposed UN Geoscope 177
- b. Bird's-Eye View of Proposed UN Geoscope 178
35 Spherical Cubing (120 Degrees X 3 = 360 Degrees) 185
CHAPTER 6 World Game 198
Fig 36 Inverse Relationship Between Birth Rates and Energy Production 207
37 Dome Housing the Exhibit of the University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana 210
38 Bernoulli Effect as Applied to a Geodesic Dome 211
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PART III

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CHAPTER 7 Critical Path: Part 1 229

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Profile of Industrial Revolution as Exposed by Chronological Rate of Acquisition of 92 Chemical Elements 243
CHAPTER 8 Critical Path: Part 2 252
CHAPTER 9 Critical Path: Part 3 270
A Introduction 270
B Compendium of eng principles pertinent to brazil's control of impending acceleration in industrialization 293
CHAPTER 10 Critical Path: Part 4 309
A Global Energy Storage and Distribution Grid 309
B Fly's Eye Geodesic Dome Home 310

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26'-diam Fly's Eye Geodesic Dome Prototype 311
41 Fly's Eye Geodesic Dome being Transported by Helicopter 312
42 Fly's Eye Geodesic Dome with Octet Trussed Flooring 313
43 RBF Standing in Front of a 50'-diam Fly's Eye Geodesic Dome Prototype 314
C Old Man River Umbrella City 315
Fig 44 Proposed 1-Mile Diameter Old Man River Dome-Enclosed City (1,767,146 Square Meters) 318
45 Aerial View of Model of Proposed Old Man River City 319
- a. Plan View of Model of Proposed Old Man River City 319
46 Elevation View of Model of Proposed Old Man River City 320
D Automated Cotton Mill 323
Fig 47 Model of Proposed Automated Cotton Mill 326
- a. Interior Detail of Model of Automated Cotton Mill 326
- b. Cross-Section of Model of Proposed Automated Cotton Mill 327
E Mechanical Growth House (Greenhouse) 327
F O-Volving Vertical Shelves and Storage Walls 329
Fig 48 Pics of Accordion Door & Storage Wall (in Wichita House) 330
49 Pic & Drawing of O-Volving Shelves (in Wichita House) 331
G Underground Automated O-Volving Library 331

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O-Volving Console Floor Placement Patterning of Princeton University Library Project 332
H Tetrahedronal Ocean Cities 332

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Model of Proposed Triton Floating City 334
I Cloud Nine Floating Tensegrity Spheres 336

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Proposed 1/2-Mile+ Diameter "Cloud Nine" Floating Tensegrity Geodesic Dome Spheres 337
J 8,000' Tokyo Tower 337
Fig 53 2 Drawings of the Proposed 8,000' Tall Tokyo Tower 339
54 Aerial View of a Model of the Proposed Tokyo Tower 340
K Automated Modular Global Personal Transport System 338
L Ultra-Ultra-Ultra High Frequency Voting by Satellite 341
M Conclusion 342
APPENDIX 1 Chronology of Scientific Discoveries and Artifacts, 4000BC-1979 347
APPENDIX 2 Chronology of Inventory Scientific, Technological, Economic, & Political Events 1895-1980 378

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