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Technology and Society: A Bridge to the 21st Century,9780136185475
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Technology and Society: A Bridge to the 21st Century

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780136185475

ISBN10:
0136185479
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div

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Summary

Tackling a varied scope of controversial issues, this engrossing and pragmatic book promotes an awareness and understanding of technology's impact on society at a personal, national, and international level. Stimulates critical thinking throughout with flowcharts, internet exercises, interactive exercises, graphs, and charts with correlated exercises. Targets each major issue by chapter, with intriguing and focused discussions on: The History of Technology; Energy; Ecology; Population; War, Politics and Technology; Social Responsibility; Health and Technology; Technology and the Third World, and; Technology of the Future - dealing with each topic at hand in a clear and direct manner, and offering both negative and positive viewpoints. Presents many interesting cases, including the Exxon Valdex Oil Spill, Nuclear Warriors, Dr. Kervorkian, and more.

Table of Contents

PART I HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY 1(42)
1 Why Study Science and Technology in Society?
14(8)
ROBERT McGINN
2 "George"
22(2)
PAUL ALCORN
3 The Evolution of Despair
24(6)
ROBERT WRIGHT
4 The Great Leap Forward
30(13)
JARED DIAMOND
Conclusion
40(1)
Internet Exercise
40(1)
Useful Web Sites
41(2)
PART II ENERGY 43(78)
5 Energy
50(22)
IAN BARBOUR
6 Beyond the Gulf Crisis: An Energy Strategy for the '90s
72(6)
CHRISTOPHER FLAVIN
7 The Immortal Waste
78(11)
AHMED S. KHAN
BARBARA A. EICHLER
8 Hydroelectric Power
89(3)
AHMED S. KHAN
BARBARA A. EICHLER
9 Solar Energy
92(4)
AHMED S. KHAN
BARBARA A. EICHLER
10 Wind Power
96(2)
AHMED S. KHAN
BARBARA A. EICHLER
11 Wind Power: Small, But Growing Fast
98(4)
CHRISTOPHER FLAVIN
12 The Electric Car Arrives--Again
102(19)
SETH DUNN
Conclusion
110(1)
Internet Exercise
111(5)
Trends of the 20th Century
116(2)
A Bridge to Your 21st Century Understanding
118(1)
Beyond the Bridge: Explore Future Options...
119(1)
Useful Web Sites
119(2)
PART III ECOLOGY 121(72)
13 The Grim Payback of Greed
135(7)
ALAN DURNING
14 Young at Risk
142(9)
15 Fisheries: Exploiting the Ocean--What Will Be Left?
151(8)
16 Buried Displeasure: The Love Canal
159(2)
17 What Will Happen to the Endangered Species Act?
161(6)
18 Air Poisons around the World
167(9)
19 Earth Day: 25 Years
176(6)
FRANK GRAHAM
20 Rain Forests May Offer New Miracle Drugs
182(11)
Conclusion
188(2)
Internet Exercise
190(1)
Useful Web Sites
191(2)
PART IV POPULATION 193(76)
21 Putting the Bite on Planet Earth
213(7)
DON HINRICHSEN
22 Can the Growing Human Population Feed Itself?
220(5)
JOHN BONGAARTS
23 The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo
225(3)
24 World Birth Control Discussion Issues
228(8)
25 Fertility Rates: The Decline Is Stalling
236(5)
LINDA STARKE
26 Population Carrying Capacities: Four Case Studies
241(17)
27 The Humanitarian and Technical Dilemmas of Population Control in China
258(3)
SU XIAOKANG
28 Earth's Carrying Capacity: Not Quite So Easy When Applied to Humans
261(8)
Conclusion
264(1)
Internet Exercise
265(2)
Useful Web Sites
267(2)
PART V WAR, POLITICS, AND TECHNOLOGY 269(28)
29 More War in a Minute: The Sponsorship of Conflict
271(3)
JOHN MORELLO
30 Tanks: The Evolution of Mechanized Warfare
274(3)
31 The F-22: The Plane Even Congress Couldn't Shoot Down
277(3)
32 Revealed: Stealth Demonstrator
280(2)
STUART F. BROWN
33 The Wars of Tomorrow
282(2)
34 Warfare in the Information Age
284(5)
TONY CAPACCIO
MARY GRECZYN
35 Case Study: Friendly Fire: The Gulf War
289(2)
36 Case Study: The Thresher Tragedy
291(6)
Conclusion: A Kinder, Gentler War?
293(1)
Internet Exercise
294(1)
Useful Web Sites
295(2)
PART VI SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 297(50)
37 Ethics
300(17)
ROBERT McGINN
38 Whistle-Blowing
317(1)
39 Case I: Roger Boisjoly, Chief Engineer at Morton Thiokol
318(5)
40 Case II: Nuclear Warriors
323(10)
ERIC POOLEY
41 The Great Molasses Flood
333(2)
42 The Toxic Cloud Over Bhopal
335(3)
43 Crime in Cyberspace
338(9)
GENE STEPHENS
Conclusion
344(1)
Internet Exercise
344(1)
Beyond the Bridge: Future Options
344(1)
Useful Web Sites
345(2)
PART VII HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY 347(24)
44 Reliance on Medicines and Self-Medication: The Seeds of Antibiotic Misuse
349(5)
STUART LEVY, MD
45 End of the Rainbow
354(6)
JOANN C. GUTIN
46 Organ Concert
360(5)
R.D. COLEN
47 Physician-Assisted Suicide
365(6)
Conclusion
367(1)
Internet Exercise
368(1)
Useful Web Sites
369(2)
PART VIII TECHNOLOGY AND THE THIRD WORLD 371(90)
48 One Planet: Many Worlds
373(29)
AHMED S. KHAN
49 Income Gap Widens
402(5)
HAL KANE
50 China's Challenge to the United States and to the Earth
407(7)
LESTER R. BROWN
CHRISTOPHER FLAVIN
51 Pakistan: Karachi's Informal "Recycling Network"
414(4)
52 Sri Lanka: Technology and Agriculture, Tractor versus Buffalo
418(3)
53 Appropriate Technologies
421(10)
GADI KAPLAN
54 Harnessing the Wind
431(9)
JAY JAYADEV
55 Application of Telecommunications Technologies in Distance Learning
440(21)
AHMED S. KHAN
Conclusion
452(1)
Internet Exercise
452(6)
A Bridge to Your 21st Century Understanding
458(1)
Useful Web Sites
459(2)
PART IX TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE 461(66)
56 Creating the Future
464(12)
NORMAN MYERS
57 Head Start
476(6)
SAMUEL GREENGARD
58 Telemedicine: The Health System of Tomorrow
482(3)
THOMAS BLANTON
DAVID C. BALCH
59 Keys to the Kingdom
485(6)
LEON JAROFF
60 Future Genetic Testing
491(2)
61 The Information Warrior
493(9)
ELLISON C. URBAN
62 Predictions: Technology of the New Century and the New Millennium
502(5)
63 New Horizons of Information Technology
507(4)
AHMED S. KHAN
64 Future Ecology: Failures of the 1992 Earth Summit Point to the Need for a Renewing Spirit
511(2)
65 Future Ecology: Kyoto Climate Agreement Is Historic First Step
513(3)
66 Future: Population Growth Estimates
516(5)
Internet Exercise
518(2)
Useful Web Sites
520(1)
67 Authors' Commentaries
521(6)
Beyond the Bridge: Explore Future Options
525(2)
Index 527


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