## A Fuller ExplanationEdmondson clarifies Buckminster Fuller's synergetic geometry in conventional language and mathematics and illuminates his effort to employ synergetics as a strategy for human survival. Updated author Preface and new Foreword by J. Baldwin. clarifies |

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A fantastic introduction to Fuller's Synergetics. A must read for anyone interested in Bucky's Ideas.

### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

The Irrationality of Pi | 19 |

SYSTEMS AND SYNERGY | 31 |

Tools of the Trade | 43 |

Structure and Pattern integrity | 65 |

ANGULAR TOPOLOGY | 77 |

Vector Equilibrium | 95 |

Closest Packing | 115 |

Jitterbug | 179 |

New Types of Packing Crates | 197 |

A and BQuanta Modules | 213 |

Great Circles | 231 |

The Invisible Made Visible | 259 |

Design Science | 287 |

Appendixes | 301 |

Glossary | 315 |

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