This well-illustrated book-in color throughout-presents a thorough introduction to the mathematics of Buckminster Fuller's invention of the geodesic dome, which paved the way for a flood of practical applications as diverse as weather forecasting and fish farms. The author explains the principles of spherical design and the three main categories of

chapter 1|12 pages

Divided Spheres

chapter 2|36 pages

Bucky’s Dome

chapter 3|30 pages

Putting Spheres to Work

chapter 4|48 pages

Circular Reasoning

chapter 5|10 pages

Distributing Points

chapter 6|44 pages

Polyhedral Frameworks

chapter 7|10 pages

Golf Ball Dimples

chapter 8|56 pages

Subdivision Schemas

chapter 9|28 pages

Comparing Results

chapter 10|56 pages

Computer-Aided Design

chapter 11|32 pages

Advanced CAD Techniques

chapter |10 pages

A. Spherical Trigonometry

chapter |22 pages

B. Stereographic Projection

chapter C|22 pages

C. Geodesic Math

chapter |6 pages

D. Schema Coordinates

chapter |30 pages

E. Coordinate Rotations

chapter |26 pages


chapter |2 pages

Useful Websites

chapter |21 pages


chapter |3 pages

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