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