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Science and Technology for Development (Paperback): James Smith

Science and Technology for Development (Paperback)

James Smith

Series: Development Matters

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How can science realize its potential and help us tackle global inequality, environmental change and crippling poverty? How can more appropriate technologies be developed for those most in need? Science has long promised much -- new crops, new medicines, new sources of energy, new means of communication -- but the potential of new technologies has frequently bypassed the poorest people and the poorest countries. In Science and Technology for Development, James Smith explores the complex relationship between society and technology, and the potential for science to make sustainable contributions to global development. Drawing on case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia, the author argues that we need to think carefully about science and development, otherwise the perpetual promise of future technological breakthroughs may simply work to distance meaningful development from the present. This book is essential reading for all students of development.


Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Development Matters
Release date: September 2009
First published: November 2009
Authors: James Smith
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
ISBN-13: 978-1-84813-201-6
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Development studies
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
LSN: 1-84813-201-8
Barcode: 9781848132016

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