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Technology and Society, 3rd Edition

By Linda S. Hjorth, Barbara A. Eichler, Ahmed S. Khan, John A. Morello

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 30, 2007

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

Project

 

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