Books: Dymaxion Utopia

NINE CHAINS TO THE MOON—R. Buckminster Fuller—Lippincott ($4).

If all the people on the earth stood on one another's shoulders, they would make nine chains to the moon. For most citizens, that thought is likely to be more alarming than otherwise, but for Richard Buckminster Fuller it is profoundly reassuring: it suggests "the littleness of our universe" when viewed by an unfrightened mind, and it reminds him that man has been made too conscious of his physical smallness to be aware of his own powers and potentialities.

That Author Fuller himself never forgets those possibilities...

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