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Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth ( ISBN 0525474331 ) is a short book by R. Buckminster Fuller, first published in 1963. It is now out of print, although partial/complete copies of the text may be found on the internet. Richard Buckminster Bucky Fuller (July 12, 1895 - July 1, 1983) was an American visionary, designer, architect, inventor, and writer. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The book relates earth to a spaceship flying through space. The spaceship has a finite ammount of resources and cannont be resupplied.

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  • Copy of the manual at reactor-core.org

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"Operating Manual for the Spaceship Earth" was the title of a thin volume authored by R. Buckminster Fuller and published in 1969.
While operation of the Earth is probably a little more complicated than can be captured in 133 pages, the book does guide the reader toward paths to insight, ways of thinking broadly, and a philosophy of continually optimizing-leaving non-optimal methods of operating behind.
The Manual is not quite twice the length of the FEMAT Guide, appears to be more complete, and of course is focused on the river basins of Washington State.
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