Technology and Society

Technology and Society : A Bridge to the 21st Century

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For undergraduate/graduate level courses in Technology and Society, Ethics and Technology, Sociological and Technological Issues, Technology in a Social World, Social Issues in Technology, Sociological, Cultural and Technological Concerns.This anthology of scholarly and popular articles explores the positive, negative, ethical, and unethical issues faced by society as technology changes the world that we live in-on a personal, national, and international level. Unique in its depth, breadth, and variety of opinions and writings, it examines specific examples from the past and present (and hypothesized ones for the future), showing the complexity that makes "solutions" not so simple. A variety of interactive activities encourages students to think critically, analytically, and creatively, and challenges them to develop new ideas and to map out solutions to today's technological and sociological problems.
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  • Paperback | 531 pages
  • 190.5 x 237.7 x 21.3mm | 807.41g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 013092475X
  • 9780130924759

Table of contents

I. ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY. 1. Ethics, Robert McGinn. 2. The Relationships Between Ethics and Technology, Paul Alcorn. 3. Ethical Decision Making Frameworks, O.C. Ferrell. 4. Doing Well By Doing Good. 5. Whistleblowing. 6. Case Study: Roger Boisjoyly, Chief Engineer at Morton Thiokol. II. HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY. 7. George, Paul Alcorn. 8. The New George, John Morello. III. ENERGY. 9. Fossil Fuel Fundamentals, Ahmed S. Khan and Barbara A. Eichler. 10. Energy for a New Century, Christopher Flavin. 11. The Immortal Waste, Ahmed S. Khan and Barbara A. Eichler. 12. Case Study: Nuclear Warriors, Eric Pooley. 13. The Hydrogen Experiment, Seth Dunn. 14. Solar Energy, Ahmed S. Khan and Barbara A. Eichler. 15. Wind Power, Ahmed S. Khan and Barbara A. Eichler. 16. Wind Power: Small, But Growing Fast, Christopher Flavin. 17. Hydroelectric Power, Ahmed S. Khan and Barbara A. Eichler. 18. All the Wild Rivers, Curtis Runyan. 19. The Electric Car Arrives-Again, Seth Dunn. IV. ECOLOGY. 20. The Grim Payback of Greed, Alan Durning. 21. Young at Risk. 22. Fisheries: Exploiting the Ocean-What Will Be Left? 23. Buried Displeasure: The Love Canal. 24. What Will Happen to the Endangered Species Act? 25. Air Poisons Around the World. 26. Earth Day: 25 Years, Frank Graham. 27. Rain Forests May Offer New Miracle Drugs. 28. Case Study: The Great Molasses Flood. 29. Case Study: The Toxic Cloud over Bhopal. V. POPULATION. 30. The Great Leap Forward, Jared Diamond. 31. Putting the Bite on Planet Earth, Don Hinrichsen. 32. Can the Growing Human Population Feed Itself?, John Bongaarts. 33. The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. 34. The World Birth Control Discussion Issues. 35. Case Study: Japan's Recent Lift of Birth Control Pill a Thirty-Year Battle. 36. Fertility Rates: The Decline Is Stalling, Linda Starke. 37. Population Carrying Capacities: Four Case Studies: Pakistan, India, Ethiopia, Mexico. 38. The Humanitarian and Technical Dilemmas of Population Control in China, Su Xiaokang. 39. Earth's Carrying Capacity: Not Quite So Easy When Applies to Humans. VI. HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY. 40. Baby It's You! And You, and You..., Nancy Gibbs. 41. Antibiotic Resistance, Linda Stevens Hjorth. 42. The Politics of Life and Death, Mary Caron. 43. Physician Assisted Suicide. 44. Future Genetic Testing. VII. TECHNOLOGY AND THE THIRD WORLD. 45. One Planet: Many Worlds, Ahmed S. Khan. 46. Income Gap Widens, Hal Kane. 47. China's Challenge to the United States and to the Earth, Lester Brown and Christopher Flavin. 48. N30 WTO Showdown, Paul Hawken. 49. Pakistan: Karachi's Informal "Recycling Network." 50. Sri Lanka: Technology and Agriculture, Tractor versus Buffallo. 51. Appropriate Technologies, Gadi Kaplan. 52. Harnessing the Wind, Jay Jayadev. 53. Application of Telecommunications Technologies in Distance Learning, Ahmed S. Khan. VIII. TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE. 54. Creating the Future, Norman Myers. 55. Trends Now Changing the World, Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies. 56. Predictions: Technology of the New Century and the New Millennium. 57. Telemedicine: The Health System of Tomorrow, Thomas Blanton and David C. Blach. 58. The Information Warrior, Ellison C. Urban. 59. New Horizons of Information, Ahmed S. Khan. 60. Future Ecology: The 2002 Second World Summit Focuses on a Renewed Spirit and Commitment. 61. Future Ecology: Is the Kyoto Climate Agreement Alive in Bonn, 2001? 62. Future: Population Growth Estimates. Authors' Commentaries.
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