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Title Technology and society : issues for the 21st century and beyond / Linda S. Hjorth ... [et al.].

Imprint Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 KTC Book Collection  306.483 T226s 2008    ---  Available
Edition 3rd ed.
Description xiv, 706 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Table of Contents PART I: History of Technology The Great Leap Forward "George" "The New George" Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones ... But Bronze and Iron Can Create a Civilization The History of Energy The History of Ecology The History of Climatology The History of Ethics PART II: ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY Ethics The Relationship Between Ethics and Technology The Unanticipated Consequences of Technology The Future of Food: An Introduction to the Ethical Issues in Genetically Modified Foods Whistle-Blowing Case Study 1: Roger Boisjoly, Chief Engineer at Morton Thiokol Case Study 2: Nuclear Warriors PART III: ENERGY Fossil Fuel Fundamentals Energy for a New Century The Immortal Waste The Hydrogen Experiment Oil and Blood: The Way to Take Over the World Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Economy The Hydrogen Experiment Biomass Energy Solar Energy Wind Power Hydroelectric Power The Electric Car Arrives--Again Case Study 1: Chernobyl Case Study 2: Tasman Spirit Oil Spill PART IV: ECOLOGY The Grim Payback of Greed Climate Change The Kyoto Protocol Young at Risk: Dioxins and Other Hazardous Chemicals Fisheries Exploiting the Ocean--What Will Be Left? Air Poisons Around the World Rain Forests May Offer New Miracle Drugs Case Study 1: Buried Displeasure: Love Canal and One Person Who Made a Difference Case Study 2: Europe's Black Triangle Turns Green PART V: POPULATION Interpreting the Current Population Data Putting the Bite on Planet Earth Can the Growing Human Population Feed Itself? A Ten-Year Progress Report of the 1994 International Conference on Pupulation and Development in Cairo: 1994-2004 World Birth Control Discussion Issues Fertility Rates: The Decline Is Stalling The Hazards of Youth Earth's Carrying Capacity: Not Quite So Easy When Applied to Humans Case Study 1: Definitely Probably One: A Generation Comes of Age Under China's One-Child Policy Case Study 2: Japan's Unpopular Pill--An Unrealized Battle Victory PART VI: WAR, POLITICS AND TECHNOLOGY More War in a Moment, But First, a Word from Our Sponsors Tanks: The Evolution of Mechanized Warfare Extreme Makeover: The New U.S. Army: Leaner, But Meaner? The F-22: The Plane Even Congress Couldn't Shoot Down The Human Face of War Case Study 1: Agent Orange Case Study 2: The M-16 Rifle PART VII: HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY Antibiotic Resistance Making Well People "Better" The Politics of Life and Death: Global Response to HIV and AIDS Telemedicine: The Health System of Tomorrow Case Study 1: Nadeem Case Study 2: Ed PART VIII TECHNOLOGY AND THE THIRD WORLD One Planet: Many Worlds Income Gap Widens Poisoned Waters: Bangladesh Desperately Seeking Solutions China's Challenge to the United States and to the Earth N30 WTO Showdown Pakistan: Karachi's Informal "Recycling Network" The Digital Divide in Ecuador Applications of Telecommunications Technologies in Distance Learning Remember Rwanda? Nam Theun Dam: The World Bank's Watershed Decision Case Study 1: Sri Lanka: Technology and Agriculture, Tractor Versus Buffalo C.
Subject Technology -- Social aspects.
Added Author Hjorth, Linda S.
ISBN 0131194437

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