This 1954 Raleigh Edition of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map reveals an almost contiguous land mass comprising all of Earth's continents.
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Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895 – 1983) was an American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor, and visionary.
Throughout his life, Fuller was concerned with the question "Does humanity have a chance to survive lastingly and successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how?" Considering himself an average individual without special monetary means or academic degree, he chose to devote his life to this question, trying to identify what he, as an individual, could do to improve humanity's condition, which large organizations, governments, and private enterprises inherently could not do.
Pursuing this lifelong experiment, Fuller wrote more than thirty books, coining and popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also worked in the development of numerous inventions, chiefly in the fields of design and architecture, the best known of which is the geodesic dome.