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Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Divine Arts (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611250099
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611250091
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #654,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Buckminster Fuller reminded us of the extraordinary things that are possible, and inspires all of us to set about doing them! This book elucidates his thinking, honors his spirit and creates an enthusiasm for continuing his work."
- Marianne Williamson, Author:  A Return To Love and Healing the Soul of America.

"Prepare to have your world turned upside down - or more correctly really right side up. This book of great quotations from Buckminster Fuller shows us how to take evolution's next step as exemplified by the words of 42 guest commentators who are doing just that."
- Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder Apple Computer and Chief Scientist Fusion-io.

"A Fuller View brings Bucky's incredible teachings into full view at a time when we need to hear his clear and wise voice. Everyone alive should read.  It will set you on a path of truth, transformation and integrity. Buy it, read it, tell everyone!"
- Lynne Twist, Author: The Soul of Money and Co-founder The Pachamama Alliance

"Bucky Fuller manifested his dreams in a way that contributed to us all.  Steven Sieden restates Bucky's vision so that we can all follow the path and wisdom of a great man.  I recommend everyone read A Fuller View and recognize it as another message from the universe."
- Mike Dooley, Author: Notes From the Universe; Manifesting Change

"These pages are bursting forth with wisdom, compassion, insight and exuberant discovery.  A book to be read, and re-read, to be shared, absorbed and implemented.  Timely, transformative, and deeply engaging, it opens new doors into the rich and brilliant legacy of Bucky Fuller."
- Velcrow Ripper, Director:  Occupy Love; Scared Sacred

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“The most important thing about Spaceship Earth – an instruction book didn’t come with it.”
— Bucky Fuller

Known as a “Leonardo da Vinci of the twentieth century,” engineer, designer, inventor, and futurist Dr. R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller had a keen awareness that we’re all in this together. Understanding that we humans don’t have a clue about how to operate our fragile Spaceship Earth, Buckminster provided insightful design science solutions to our most challenging issues, including war, overpopulation, housing, increasing inflation, health care, the energy crisis, and much more. For all its genius, Fuller’s legacy has yet to be fully discovered. The world needs to hear Buckminster’s voice as it calls upon each of us to shift our intellectual and technological resources from creating weaponry to creating livingry.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Stuart on February 3, 2013
Format: Paperback
After devouring and enjoying Sieden's previous book about Bucky Fuller, "Buckminster Fuller's Universe: His Life and Work" (1989), I was delighted to see that the author had a new book about Fuller released in 2012.

The original book, a fully-fledged biography on Fuller, was originally written in the 80s, and was therefore slightly deficient in connecting Bucky's ideas to contemporary environmental sustainability concerns. I immediately purchased "A Fuller View", hoping that Sieden had managed to adapt Bucky's ideas to 21st century.

Upon receiving the book I was surprised to learn that the book is mostly written by an array of guest authors, who each share their favourite Buckminster Fuller quote, and elaborate on how it has affected their view of the world. This was a real disappointment to me, as I had enjoyed Sieden's role as sole "Bucky Interpreter" in his 1989 Biography. I was disappointed that we would be mostly unguided by Sieden this time around.

A bigger problem soon became apparent to me: because the book is written by an array of guest writers, there is much duplication within the book, as concepts such as "trimtab" are needlessly explained and re-explained to the reader.

The book is designed as a celebration of Buckminster Fuller, with none of the writers saying a critical word about his inventions or ideas. Unfortunately, all of this praise without level-headed explanation/evaluation of Bucky's ideas makes the whole exercise feel forced and hollow.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Don Schwartz on April 4, 2012
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Author L. Steven Sieden has designed a perfect introduction to and journey through the living, ever-growing contributions Buckminister Fuller gave to our world. Sieden -- along with more than 40 guests essayists -- guides our journey. The reader finishing "A Fuller View" will not be the one who began it -- a simple testimony to the power of Fuller's life and work and L. Steven Sieden's devotion to that life and work.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sal on March 25, 2012
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I can't say enough good about this book!! It can be an easy read because it flows so well and is in meaty little chunks..... Or it can be as deep as any textbook because there is so much to think about. Buckminster Fuller was as much of a spiritualist as he was an inventor, in my opinion. His vision is not only bright and positive .....but he gives us ways to reach that future. I will be sharing my book with all my kids - their generation needs to see the world through Fuller's eyes as well! Everyone would do well to read this.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jill on March 15, 2012
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L. Steven Sieden brilliantly shares his deep understanding of Bucky's universal messages and contributions though an easy conversation that flows throughout his new book. He provides a unique collaborative forum for some of today's most profound and innovative, passionate thinkers to engage in a dialogue with us as they share their personal experiences of how Bucky's wisdom has touched and influenced their lives. Each chapter is infused with insights and provocative ideas from the author and guest commentators that ignite one's own vision for the difference we make in the conscious evolution of our world. I turned the last page, humbled and inspired to fulfill the integrity of my own unique contribution here on "Spaceship Earth."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Loew on June 2, 2012
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Great gratitude to L. Steven Sieden for bringing the inspirational words and work of Buckminster Fuller before our eyes again. I have so many quotes gathered over the years from this revolutionary man who believed in the creative consciousness of humanity.

"When I was born, humanity was 95 per cent illiterate. Since I've been born, the population has doubled and that total population is now 65 per cent literate. That's a gain of 130-fold of the literacy. When humanity is primarily illiterate, it needs leaders to understand and get the information and deal with it. When we are at the point where the majority of humans themselves are literate, able to get the information, we're in an entirely new relationship to Universe. We are at the point where the integrity of the individual counts and not what the political leadership or the religious leadership says to do."

Buckminster Fuller is a reminder that we can choose how to live our lives, we can choose extinction or resilience and regenerative cooperation. Our culture is intrinsically nihilistic and we perceive Bucky's ideas as naively optimistic when, in fact, he was a realist who deeply understood the laws of Nature. " I feel that optimism and pessimism are very unbalanced. I am a very hard engineer. I am a mechanic. I am a sailor. I am an air pilot. I don't tell people I can get you across the ocean with my ship unless I know what I'm talking about."

Buckminster Fuller understood that the foundational problems facing humanity are metaphysical, not physical. "Humans have always unknowingly affected all Universe by every act and thought they articulate or even consider. . . unselfish thinking on the part of humans does absolutely affect human destiny.
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