Field Guide to Appropriate Technology

Field Guide to Appropriate Technology

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Field Guide to Appropriate Technology is an all-in-one "hands-on guide" for nontechnical and technical people working in less developed communities. It has been developed and designed with a prestigious team of authors, each of whom has worked extensively in developing societies throughout the world.

This field guide includes:

Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices
Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and more
Teachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice
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Product details

  • Hardback | 874 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 30mm | 1,378.91g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123351855
  • 9780123351852
  • 1,239,752

Table of contents

Culture and Transfer of Technology
Design Philosophies for Appropriate Technology
Being a Volunteer Overseas

1. Planning and Implementation
Development Project Management
The New Participation
Prelude to Participatory Management
Social Assessment and Stakeholder Participation
The Human Side of Change
Gender and Technology in the Field
Managing a Small Business
Purchasing Policy and Procedures
Financial Viability and Cash Flow Statement
Discounted Cash Flow
Project Selection
Project Evaluation
How to Evaluate
Management of Projects
Design and Construction Oversight
Responsibility for Getting Job Done
Emergency Response Program
Disaster Relief
Exit Strategy
Thinking and Learning Together
Grant Writing
Fund Raising: Social Service Agency in Bolivia
A Summer Internship in Guatemala

2. Energy
Energy Planning
Basics of Electricity
Cook Stoves
Solar Cookers
Solar Heating (Needs Editing)
Evaporative Cooler
Charcoal Production
Fuel Cells
Alcohol as Fuel
Tidal Power

3. Food
Agricultural Machinery
Hydroponics, Rooftop and Related Gardens
Urban Gardens
Sustainable Agriculture
Hammer Mill of the ELC CAR
Oil Press
Vegetable Gardening
Intensive Gardening
Soil Fertility And Fertilizer Use
Amaranth: Grain and Vegetable Use
Cassava Production
Cereal Cultivation
Coconut Production
Fruit Growing Under Marginal Conditions
Growing Rice
Rice Paddy: Harvesting, Threshing, Cleaning, and Handling
Shitake Mushrooms
Agroforestry Principles
Raising Cattle
Raising Chickens
Raising Ducks
Ostrich Production
Raising Pigs
Raising Rabbits
Raising Sheep and Goats

4. Health
Words to the Village Health Worker
Community Health Workers
Health Care Delivery System
Culture, Health and the Environment
Medicinal Plants Versus Pharmaceuticals for Tropical Rural Health Care
Traditional Health Practitioners
The Traditional Medical Practitioner In Zimbabwe
Medicinal Plants
Water and Health
Safe Abortion and Post Abortion Care Using MVA
Malaria: Resurgence of a Deadly Disease
Palliative Care for AIDS Patients
The Health Impacts of Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution
Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution from Biofuel Stoves in Rural Kenya
Dental Health Care
Third World Health Care Needs
Health Guidelines for Travelers

5. Construction
Building Bibliography
Building with Arches, Vaults, and Cupolas
Cob Structures
Straw Bale Construction
Soil Stabilized Bricks
Micro-Concrete Roofing Tile Production
Bamboo Reinforced Concrete
Non-Poisonous Timber Protection
Dry Stone Walling: Applications and Techniques

6. Transportation
RickShaws and Bicycles
Using Oxen for Farm Work and Transportation
Pack Animals (Needs Figures)
Low Cost Transport Device
Wheel Manufacturing Technology
Earth Road Construction
Small Scale Bridge Building
Emergency River Crossing
Ropeways in the Hindu Kush

7. Household Technologies
Spinning and Weaving
Treadle Sewing Machine
Silk Production
Soap Manufacturing
Pottery Making
Making Articles from Paper Waste
Making Rope
Recycling and Re-Using Rubber
Understanding Small Scale Paint Production
Small-Scale Papermaking

8. Water Supply
Water Harvesting and Spreading For Conjunctive Use of Water Resources (Needs Fig.)
Rainwater Collection
Water Saving and Reuse
Wells: Hand Dug and Hand Drilled
Solar Stills
Filtration and Disinfection
Composting Toilets
Water Pumps
Hydraulic Ram

9. Tools
Thinking about Tools
Basic Hand Tools
Sharpening Tools
Basic Technical Math
Machine Tools
Folding Machine for Sheet Metal Work
Wire Fence Making Machine

10. Other Technologies
Important Technologies
Telecommunication Services
Land Mines
Land Mine Detection
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About Barrett Hazeltine

Barrett Hazeltine is a Professor of Engineering at Brown University and a registered professional engineer. He is a renowned educator, having received outstanding teaching awards from thirteen senior classes at Brown. In 1985, the award was named for him. Dr. Hazeltine has a wide array of international experience including teaching positions at the University of Zambia, University of Botswana, and Africa University in Zimbabwe. The development of this book came through a very successful engineering course for non-engineers in Appropriate Technology offered at Brown. Christopher Bull is a Senior Research Engineer and Lecturer at Brown University, with a Sc. B. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. His interests and experience include solar energy systems and devices, and the design and implementation of efficient cook stoves. In addition, he has taught various engineering courses at Brown including the Appropriate Technology course for non-engineers.
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