Technology and Society: Issue for the 21st Century and Beyond, 3rd Edition

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Unique in its depth, breadth, and variety of opinions and writings, 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. Using specific examples from the past and present (and hypothesized ones for the future), it exposes readers to the full breadth and depth of issues, showing the complexity that makes “solutions” not so simple. It encourages readers to think critically, analytically, and creatively about today's technological and sociological problems, and challenges them to contemplate solutions of their own. Ethical theory, technological history, the depletion of energy resources, population growth, ecological changes, medical technologies, and third world development. For anyone interested in the impact of technology on society.

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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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 ArrivesAgain Case Study 1: Chernobyl Case Study 2:Tasman SpiritOil 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 PillAn Unrealized Battle Victory PART VI: WAR, POLITICS AND TECHNOLOGY <P style="MARGIN: 0p. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0131194437

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