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Buckminster Fuller
Buckminster Fuller, 1972-3
Born (1895-07-12)July 12, 1895
Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Died July 1, 1983(1983-07-01) (aged 87)
Los Angeles, United States
Occupation Designer, author, inventor
Anne Hewlett (m. 1917)
Children 2: Allegra Fuller Snyder and Alexandra who died in childhood
Biosphère Montréal
The Montreal Biosphère by Buckminster Fuller, 1967

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, engineer, author, designer, inventor, systems theorist, and futurist.

Fuller published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", and "Synergetics".

He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs. The best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

Some of his books

  • Nine chains to the Moon (1938)
  • Untitled epic poem on the history of industrialization (1962)
  • No more secondhand god and other writings (1963)
  • What I have learned: a collection of 20 autobiograhical essays, Chapter "How little I know", (1968)
  • Tetrascroll: Goldilocks and the three bears,: a cosmic fairy tale (1975)
  • Synergetics 2: Further explorations in the geometry of thinking (1979) in collaboration with E.J. Applewhite
Panoramic view of the geodesic domes at the Eden Project

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