Technology and Society

Technology and Society

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For courses in Science, Technology, and Society; Culture and Society; Sociology; Ecology; Technology and Ethics; Technology for the Future; Local/Global Student Responsibility for the Future; Technology and Education; New and Emerging Technologies; and Implications of Engineering for the Future. Unique in its depth, breadth, and variety of opinions and writings, Technology and Society, Third Edition is designed to stimulate, inspire, and provoke awareness of technology's impact on society. Spanning eight topical areas, its articles are united by a single idea: technological change has been a constant companion to changes in society, ethics, energy, the environment, population, conflict, the third world, health, and even the future. Drawing on the contributors' diverse backgrounds, this anthology explores the complexities of today's toughest technology and society issues and features case studies and exercises that promote critical thinking, problem solving and social more

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  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 1,111.3g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0131194437
  • 9780131194434

Table of 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 Case Study 2: The Asian Tsunami and Beyond PART IX: TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE Creating the Future Predictions: Technology of the New Century and the New Millennium New Horizons of Information Technology The Amazing Brain In the Year 2025 Why the Future Doesn't Need Us Global Population Reduction: Confronting the Inevitable Case Study 1: Emerging Technologies: New Demands for Students and Faculty Case Study 2: The Development and Progress of the Ambitious UN 2000 Millennium Projectshow more

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