Nine Chains to the Moon Author:R. Buckminster Fuller The title of this book was chosen "to encourage and stimulate the broadest attitude toward thought...If, in imagination, all of the people of the world were to stand upon one another's shoulders, they would make nine complete chains between the earth and the moon. If it is not so far to the moon, then it is not so far to the limits, --whatever, ... more »whenever, or wherever they may be." The only limits to our thinking, then, should be the limits of the universe itself.
In this book, the author takes up his own challenge and brilliantly displays the unique daring of his ideas. In the course of his analysis he makes us question our commonly-accepted notion of Euclidian geometry, "good" architecture, classical solutions to economic problems, and even our use of words. It is this kind of courageous thinking that led Fuller to his invention of the Geodesic dome and the formulation of his comprehensive anticipatory design science.« less