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Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society

Science and Technology in Society - From Biotechnology to the Internet (Paperback, New): Daniel Lee Kleinman Science and Technology in Society - From Biotechnology to the Internet (Paperback, New)
Daniel Lee Kleinman
R705 R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Save R40 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This thoughtful and engaging text challenges the widely held notion of science as somehow outside of society, and the idea that technology proceeds automatically down a singular and inevitable path. Through specific case studies involving contemporary debates, this book shows that science and technology are fundamentally part of society and are shaped by it.
Draws on concepts from political sociology, organizational analysis, and contemporary social theory.
Avoids dense theoretical debate.
Includes case studies and concluding chapter summaries for students and scholars.

Patient-Centred IVF - Bioethics and Care in a Dutch Clinic (Hardcover): Trudie Gerrits Patient-Centred IVF - Bioethics and Care in a Dutch Clinic (Hardcover)
Trudie Gerrits
R2,878 R2,570 Discovery Miles 25 700 Save R308 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Contemporary Dutch policy and legislation facilitate the use of high quality, accessible and affordable assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) to all citizens in need of them, while at the same time setting some strict boundaries on their use in daily clinical practices. Through the ethnographic study of a single clinic in this national context, Patient-Centred IVF examines how this particular form of medicine, aiming to empower its patients, co-shapes the experiences, views and decisions of those using these technologies. Gerrits contends that to understand the use of reproductive technologies in practice and the complexity of processes of medicalization, we need to go beyond `easy assumptions' about the hegemony of biomedicine and the expected impact of patient-centredness.

Interreligious Perspectives on Mind, Genes and the Self - Emerging Technologies and Human Identity (Hardcover): Joseph Tham,... Interreligious Perspectives on Mind, Genes and the Self - Emerging Technologies and Human Identity (Hardcover)
Joseph Tham, Chris Durante, Alberto Garcia Gomez
R3,085 Discovery Miles 30 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Attitudes towards science, medicine and the body are all profoundly shaped by people's worldviews. When discussing issues of bioethics, religion often plays a major role. In this volume, the role of genetic manipulation and neurotechnology in shaping human identity is examined from multiple religious perspectives. This can help us to understand how religion might affect the impact of the initiatives such as the UNESCO Declaration in Bioethics and Human Rights. The book features bioethics experts from six major religions: Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism. It includes a number of distinct religious and cultural views on the anthropological, ethical and social challenges of emerging technologies in the light of human rights and in the context of global bioethics. The contributors work together to explore issues such as: cultural attitudes to gene editing; neuroactive drugs; the interaction between genes and behaviours; the relationship between the soul, the mind and DNA; and how can clinical applications of these technologies benefit the developing world. This is a significant collection, demonstrating how religion and modern technologies relate to one another. It will, therefore, be of great interest to academics working in bioethics, religion and the body, interreligious dialogue, and religion and science, technology and neuroscience.

The Death of Expertise - The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters (Paperback): Tom Nichols The Death of Expertise - The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters (Paperback)
Tom Nichols
R315 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything; with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism. As Tom Nichols shows in The Death of Expertise, this rejection of experts has occurred for many reasons, including the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine. Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. Nichols has deeper concerns than the current rejection of expertise and learning, noting that when ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy-or, in the worst case, a combination of both. The Death of Expertise is not only an exploration of a dangerous phenomenon but also a warning about the stability and survival of modern democracy in the Information Age.

Computers and Society - Modern Perspectives (Hardcover): Ronald M. Baecker Computers and Society - Modern Perspectives (Hardcover)
Ronald M. Baecker
R2,037 Discovery Miles 20 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The last century has seen enormous leaps in the development of digital technologies, and most aspects of modern life have changed significantly with their widespread availability and use. Technology at various scales - supercomputers, corporate networks, desktop and laptop computers, the internet, tablets, mobile phones, and processors that are hidden in everyday devices and are so small you can barely see them with the naked eye - all pervade our world in a major way. Computers and Society: Modern Perspectives is a wide-ranging and comprehensive textbook that critically assesses the global technical achievements in digital technologies and how are they are applied in media; education and learning; medicine and health; free speech, democracy, and government; and war and peace. Ronald M. Baecker reviews critical ethical issues raised by computers, such as digital inclusion, security, safety, privacy,automation, and work, and discusses social, political, and ethical controversies and choices now faced by society. Particular attention is paid to new and exciting developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the issues that have arisen from our complex relationship with AI.

The Science of God - The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom (Paperback): Gerald L. Schroeder The Science of God - The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom (Paperback)
Gerald L. Schroeder
R415 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R80 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For the readers of "The Language of God, "another instant classic from "a sophisticated and original scholar" ("Kirkus Reviews") that disputes the idea that science is contrary to religion.
In "The Science of God," distinguished physicist and Biblical scholar Gerald L. Schroeder demonstrates the surprising parallels between a variety of Biblical teachings and the findings of biochemists, paleontologists, astrophysicists, and quantum physicists. In a brilliant and wide-ranging discussion of key topics that have divided science and religion--free will, the development of the universe, the origin of life, and the origin of man--Schroeder argues that the latest science and a close reading of the Bible are not just compatible but interdependent.
This timely reissue of "The Science of God "features a brand-new preface by Schroeder and a compelling appendix that addresses the highly publicized experiment in 2008 in which scientists attempted to re-create the chemical composition of the cosmos immediately after the Big Bang. It also details Schroeder's lucid explanations of complex scientific and religious concepts, such as the theory of relativity, the passage of time, and the definitions of crucial Hebrew words in the Bible. Religious skeptics, Biblical literalists, scientists, students, and physicists alike will be riveted by Schroeder's remarkable contribution to the raging debate between science and religion.

Secularity and Science - What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion (Hardcover): Elaine Howard Ecklund, David... Secularity and Science - What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion (Hardcover)
Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson, Brandon Vaidyanathan, Kirstin R W Matthews, Steven W. Lewis, …
R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Do scientists see conflict between science and faith? Which cultural factors shape the attitudes of scientists toward religion? Can scientists help show us a way to build collaboration between scientific and religious communities, if such collaborations are even possible? To answer these questions and more, the authors of Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion completed the most comprehensive international study of scientists' attitudes toward religion ever undertaken, surveying more than 20,000 scientists and conducting in-depth interviews with over 600 of them. From this wealth of data, the authors extract the real story of the relationship between science and religion in the lives of scientists around the world. The book makes four key claims: there are more religious scientists than we might think; religion and science overlap in scientific work; scientists - even atheist scientists - see spirituality in science; and finally, the idea that religion and science must conflict is primarily an invention of the West. Throughout, the book couples nationally representative survey data with captivating stories of individual scientists, whose experiences highlight these important themes in the data. Secularity and Science leaves inaccurate assumptions about science and religion behind, offering a new, more nuanced understanding of how science and religion interact and how they can be integrated for the common good.

The Spanish Disquiet - The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano (Hardcover): Maria M. Portuondo The Spanish Disquiet - The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano (Hardcover)
Maria M. Portuondo
R1,350 R1,237 Discovery Miles 12 370 Save R113 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, historian Mar a M. Portuondo takes us to sixteenth-century Spain, where she identifies a community of natural philosophers and biblical scholars. They shared what she calls the "Spanish Disquiet"--a preoccupation with the perceived shortcomings of prevailing natural philosophies and empirical approaches when it came to explaining the natural world. Foremost among them was Benito Arias Montano--Spain's most prominent biblical scholar and exegete of the sixteenth century. He was also a widely read member of the European intellectual community, and his motivation to reform natural philosophy shows that the Spanish Disquiet was a local manifestation of greater concerns about Aristotelian natural philosophy that were overtaking Europe on the eve of the Scientific Revolution. His approach to the study of nature framed the natural world as unfolding from a series of events described in the Book of Genesis, ultimately resulting in a new metaphysics, cosmology, physics, and even a natural history of the world. By bringing Arias Montano's intellectual and personal biography into conversation with broader themes that inform histories of science of the era, The Spanish Disquiet ensures an appreciation of the variety and richness of Arias Montano's thought and his influence on early modern science.

Babies for Sale? - Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction (Paperback): Miranda Davies Babies for Sale? - Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction (Paperback)
Miranda Davies
R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Transnational surrogacy - the creation of babies across borders - has become big business. Globalization, reproductive technologies, new family formations and rising infertility are combining to produce a 'quiet revolution' in social and medical ethics and the nature of parenthood. Whereas much of the current scholarship has focused on the US and India, this groundbreaking anthology offers a far wider perspective. Featuring contributions from over thirty activists and scholars from a range of countries and disciplines, this collection offers the first genuinely international study of transnational surrogacy. Its innovative bottom-up approach, rooted in feminist perspectives, gives due prominence to the voices of those most affected by the global surrogacy chain, namely the surrogate mothers, donors, prospective parents and the children themselves. Through case studies ranging from Israel to Mexico, the book outlines the forces that are driving the growth of transnational surrogacy, as well as its implications for feminism, human rights, motherhood and masculinity.

African Economic Transformation In The Digital Age (Paperback): Mammo Muchie, Angathevar Baskaran African Economic Transformation In The Digital Age (Paperback)
Mammo Muchie, Angathevar Baskaran
R989 R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Save R264 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Art of Immersion - How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories... The Art of Immersion - How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories (Paperback)
Frank Rose
R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are media. No longer content in our traditional role as couch potatoes, we approach television shows, movies, even advertising as invitations to participate as experiences to immerse ourselves in at will. Frank Rose introduces us to the people who are reshaping media for a two-way world, changing how we play, how we communicate, and how we think."

Issues in Science and Theology: Do Emotions Shape the World? (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Dirk Evers, Michael Fuller, Anne... Issues in Science and Theology: Do Emotions Shape the World? (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Dirk Evers, Michael Fuller, Anne Runehov, Knut-Willy Saether
R3,336 R3,027 Discovery Miles 30 270 Save R309 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume examines emotions and emotional well-being from a rich variety of theological, philosophical and scientific and therapeutic perspectives. To experience emotion is a part of being human; but what are emotions? How can theology, philosophy and the natural sciences unpack the nature and content of emotions? This volume is based on contributions to the 15th European Conference on Science and Theology held in Assisi, Italy. It brings together contributions from scholars of various academic backgrounds from around the world, whose individual insights are made all the richer by their juxtaposition with those from experts in other fields, leading to a unique exchange of ideas.

Disconnected - Haves and Have-Nots in the Information Age (Paperback): William C. Wresch (Chair, Computing and Mathematics... Disconnected - Haves and Have-Nots in the Information Age (Paperback)
William C. Wresch (Chair, Computing and Mathematics Department, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, USA)
R805 Discovery Miles 8 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the Information Age, information is power. Who produces all that information, how does it move around, who uses it, to what ends, and under what constraints? Who gets that power? And what happens to the people who have no access to it?Disconnected begins with a striking vignette of two men: One is the thriving manager of a company selling personal computers and computer services. The other is just one among thousands of starving laborers. He has no way to find the information that might help him find a job, he cannot afford newspapers, rarely sees television, cannot understand the dialect of local radio broadcasts, will probably never touch a computer. These two men happen to live in Windhoek, Namibia, but this is not a story about Africa--it is a story that could be repeated almost anywhere in the world, even next door.With vivid anecdotes and data, William Wresch contrasts the opportunities of the information-rich with the limited prospects of the information-poor. Surveying the range of information--personal, public, organizational, commercial --that has become the currency of exchange in today's world, he shows how each represents a form of power. He analyzes the barriers that keep people information-poor: geography, tyranny, illiteracy, psychological blinders, ""noise," crime. Technology alone, he demonstrates, is not the answer. Even the technology-rich do not always get access to important information--or recognize its value.Wresch spells out the grim consequences of information inequity for individuals and society. Yet he ends with reasons for optimism and stories of people who are working to pull down the impediments to the flow of information.

The AI Economy - Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age (Hardcover): Roger Bootle The AI Economy - Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age (Hardcover)
Roger Bootle 1
R562 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R113 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Extraordinary innovations in technology promise to transform the world, but how realistic is the claim that AI will change our lives? In this much needed book the acclaimed economist Roger Bootle responds to the fascinating economic questions posed by the age of the robot, steering a path away from tech jargon and alarmism towards a rational explanation of the ways in which the AI revolution will affect us all. Tackling the implications of Artificial Intelligence on growth, productivity, inflation and the distribution of wealth and power, THE AI ECONOMY also examines coming changes to the the way we educate, work and spend our leisure time. A fundamentally optimistic view which will help you plan for changing times, this book explains AI and leads you towards a more certain future.

What Science Is and How It Really Works (Hardcover): James C. Zimring What Science Is and How It Really Works (Hardcover)
James C. Zimring
R1,315 Discovery Miles 13 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scientific advances have transformed the world. However, science can sometimes get things wrong, and at times, disastrously so. Understanding the basis for scientific claims and judging how much confidence we should place in them is essential for individual choice, societal debates, and development of public policy and laws. We must ask: what is the basis of scientific claims? How much confidence should we put in them? What is defined as science and what is not? This book synthesizes a working definition of science and its properties, as explained through the eyes of a practicing scientist, by integrating advances from philosophy, psychology, history, sociology, and anthropology into a holistic view. Crucial in our political climate, the book fights the myths of science often portrayed to the public. Written for a general audience, it also enables students to better grasp methodologies and helps professional scientists to articulate what they do and why.

The Proteus Paradox - How Online Games and Virtual Worlds Change Us?And How They Don't (Hardcover): Nick Yee The Proteus Paradox - How Online Games and Virtual Worlds Change Us?And How They Don't (Hardcover)
Nick Yee
R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A surprising assessment of the ways that virtual worlds are entangled with human psychology Proteus, the mythical sea god who could alter his appearance at will, embodies one of the promises of online games: the ability to reinvent oneself. Yet inhabitants of virtual worlds rarely achieve this liberty, game researcher Nick Yee contends. Though online games evoke freedom and escapism, Yee shows that virtual spaces perpetuate social norms and stereotypes from the offline world, transform play into labor, and inspire racial scapegoating and superstitious thinking. And the change that does occur is often out of our control and effected by unparalleled-but rarely recognized-tools for controlling what players think and how they behave. Using player surveys, psychological experiments, and in-game data, Yee breaks down misconceptions about who plays fantasy games and the extent to which the online and offline worlds operate separately. With a wealth of entertaining and provocative examples, he explains what virtual worlds are about and why they matter, not only for entertainment but also for business and education. He uses gaming as a lens through which to examine the pressing question of what it means to be human in a digital world. His thought-provoking book is an invitation to think more deeply about virtual worlds and what they reveal to us about ourselves.

Science as Social Knowledge - Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry (Paperback, New): Helen E. Longino Science as Social Knowledge - Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry (Paperback, New)
Helen E. Longino
R1,089 R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Save R256 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Conventional wisdom has it that the sciences, properly pursued, constitute a pure, value-free method of obtaining knowledge about the natural world. In light of the social and normative dimensions of many scientific debates, Helen Longino finds that general accounts of scientific methodology cannot support this common belief. Focusing on the notion of evidence, the author argues that a methodology powerful enough to account for theories of any scope and depth is incapable of ruling out the influence of social and cultural values in the very structuring of knowledge. The objectivity of scientific inquiry can nevertheless be maintained, she proposes, by understanding scientific inquiry as a social rather than an individual process. Seeking to open a dialogue between methodologists and social critics of the sciences, Longino develops this concept of "contextual empiricism" in an analysis of research programs that have drawn criticism from feminists. Examining theories of human evolution and of prenatal hormonal determination of "gender-role" behavior, of sex differences in cognition, and of sexual orientation, the author shows how assumptions laden with social values affect the description, presentation, and interpretation of data. In particular, Longino argues that research on the hormonal basis of "sex-differentiated behavior" involves assumptions not only about gender relations but also about human action and agency. She concludes with a discussion of the relation between science, values, and ideology, based on the work of Habermas, Foucault, Keller, and Haraway.

Zeros and Ones - Digital Women and the New Technoculture (Paperback, New Ed): Sadie Plant Zeros and Ones - Digital Women and the New Technoculture (Paperback, New Ed)
Sadie Plant 2
R310 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R85 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A highly contentious, very readable and totally up-to-the-minute investigation of women's natural relationship with modern technology, an association which, Plant argues, will trigger a new sexual revolution. Zeros and Ones is an intelligent, provocative and accessible investigation of the intersection between women, feminism, machines and in particular, information technology. Arguing that the computer is rewriting the old conceptions of man and his world, it suggests that the telecoms revolution is also a sexual revolution which undermines the fundamental assumptions crucial to patriarchal culture. Historical, contemporary and future developments in telecommunications and in IT are interwoven with the past, present and future of feminism, women and sexual difference, and a wealth of connections, parallels and affinities between machines and women are uncovered as a result. Challenging the belief that man was ever in control of either his own agency, the planet, or his machines, this book argues it is seriously undermined by the new scientific paradigms emergent from theories of chaos, complexity and connectionism, all of which suggest that the old distinctions between man, woman, nature and technology need to be radically reassessed.

The Weather Machine - How We See Into the Future (Paperback): Andrew Blum The Weather Machine - How We See Into the Future (Paperback)
Andrew Blum 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Shall we take an umbrella… or evacuate the city? The Weather Machine is about a miraculous-but-overlooked invention that helps us through our daily lives – and sometimes saves them – by allowing us to see into the future.

When Superstorm Sandy hit North America, weather scientists had predicted its arrival a full eight days beforehand, saving countless lives and astonishing us with their capability. Their skill is unprecedented in human history and draws on nearly every major invention of the last two centuries: Newtonian physics, telecommunications, spaceflight and super-computing.

In this gripping investigation, Andrew Blum takes us on a global journey to explain this awe-inspiring feat – from satellites circling the Earth, to weather stations far out in the ocean, through some of the most ingenious minds and advanced algorithms at work today. Our destination: the simulated models they have constructed of our planet, which spin faster than time, turning chaos into prediction, offering glimpses of our future with eery precision.

This collaborative invention spans the Earth and relies on continuous co-operation between all nations – a triumph of human ingenuity and diplomacy we too often shrug off as a tool for choosing the right footwear each morning. But in this new era of extreme weather, we may come to rely on its maintenance and survival for our own.

The Best Interface Is No Interface - The simple path to brilliant technology (Paperback): Golden Krishna The Best Interface Is No Interface - The simple path to brilliant technology (Paperback)
Golden Krishna
R495 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R80 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Our love affair with the digital interface is out of control. We've embraced it in the boardroom, the bedroom, and the bathroom. Screens have taken over our lives. Most people spend over eight hours a day staring at a screen, and some "technological innovators" are hoping to grab even more of your eyeball time. You have screens in your pocket, in your car, on your appliances, and maybe even on your face. Average smartphone users check their phones 150 times a day, responding to the addictive buzz of Facebook or emails or Twitter. Are you sick? There's an app for that! Need to pray? There's an app for that! Dead? Well, there's an app for that, too! And most apps are intentionally addictive distractions that end up taking our attention away from things like family, friends, sleep, and oncoming traffic. There's a better way. In this book, innovator Golden Krishna challenges our world of nagging, screen-based bondage, and shows how we can build a technologically advanced world without digital interfaces. In his insightful, raw, and often hilarious criticism, Golden reveals fascinating ways to think beyond screens using three principles that lead to more meaningful innovation. Whether you're working in technology, or just wary of a gadget-filled future, you'll be enlighted and entertained while discovering that the best interface is no interface.

Pillars of Computing - A Compendium of Select, Pivotal Technology Firms (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Gerard O'Regan Pillars of Computing - A Compendium of Select, Pivotal Technology Firms (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Gerard O'Regan
R1,315 R1,130 Discovery Miles 11 300 Save R185 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This accessible compendium examines a collection of significant technology firms that have helped to shape the field of computing and its impact on society. Each company is introduced with a brief account of its history, followed by a concise account of its key contributions. The selection covers a diverse range of historical and contemporary organizations from pioneers of e-commerce to influential social media companies. Features: presents information on early computer manufacturers; reviews important mainframe and minicomputer companies; examines the contributions to the field of semiconductors made by certain companies; describes companies that have been active in developing home and personal computers; surveys notable research centers; discusses the impact of telecommunications companies and those involved in the area of enterprise software and business computing; considers the achievements of e-commerce companies; provides a review of social media companies.

Communications and Mobility - The Migrant, the Mobile Phone, and the Container Box (Hardcover): David Morley Communications and Mobility - The Migrant, the Mobile Phone, and the Container Box (Hardcover)
David Morley
R1,819 R1,647 Discovery Miles 16 470 Save R172 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Communications and Mobility is a unique, interdisciplinary look at mobility, territory, communication, and transport in the 21st century with extended case studies of three icons of this era: the mobile phone, the migrant, and the container box. * Urges scholars in media and communication to return to broader conceptions of the field that include mobility of all kinds information, people, and commodities * Embraces perspectives from media studies, science and technology studies, sociology, media anthropology, and cultural geography * Discusses ideas of virtual and embodied mobility, network geographies, de-territorialization, sedentarism, nomadology, connectivity, containment, and exclusion * Integrates the often-neglected transport studies into contemporary communication studies and theories of globalization

Science, Technology And Innovation - For Sustainable Future in the Global South (Paperback, UK ed.): Mammo Muchie, Amare Desta,... Science, Technology And Innovation - For Sustainable Future in the Global South (Paperback, UK ed.)
Mammo Muchie, Amare Desta, Mentesnot Mengesha
R996 R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Save R264 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Absence in Science, Security and Policy - From Research Agendas to Global Strategy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Brian Balmer,... Absence in Science, Security and Policy - From Research Agendas to Global Strategy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Brian Balmer, Brian Rappert
R2,496 Discovery Miles 24 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the absent and missing in debates about science and security. Through varied case studies, including biological and chemical weapons control, science journalism, nanotechnology research and neuroethics, the contributors explore how matters become absent, ignored or forgotten and the implications for ethics, policy and society.The chapter 'Sensing Absence: How to See What Isn't There in the Study of Science and Security' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

Adaptation To Climate Change: Asean And Comparative Experiences (Hardcover): Kheng Lian Koh, Robert Kibugi, Ilan Kelman,... Adaptation To Climate Change: Asean And Comparative Experiences (Hardcover)
Kheng Lian Koh, Robert Kibugi, Ilan Kelman, Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio
R3,984 R3,688 Discovery Miles 36 880 Save R296 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Adaptation to Climate Change: ASEAN and Comparative Experiences presents a dynamic and comprehensive collection of works from legal scholars around the world that delves into a relatively new frontier on legal aspects of climate change adaptation with focus on the ASEAN region, both at the regional level as well as at the national level in some ASEAN countries - such as Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. Other countries not within ASEAN are also represented, such as Bangladesh, People's Republic of China, Sri Lanka, and the Republic of Taiwan. In doing so, it surveys one of the most important issues confronting developing countries today, and the challenges to building resilient societies. It is an essential source of reference for policy-makers, administrators, the private sector officials, scientists, academic scholars, climatologists, NGOs, and CSOs in ASEAN and the world.

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