Description

This book is an all-in-one "hands-on guide" for nontechnical and technical people working in less developed communities. It has been developed and designed with a prestigious team of authors, each of whom has worked extensively in developing societies throughout the world. This field guide includes: · Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices · Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and more Teachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice.

Key Features

* Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices * Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and more * Teachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice.

Readership

Scientists, community workers, health care professionals, managers and teachers in developing countries. In addition, readers interested in alternative, green, and sustainable lifestyles.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Culture and Transfer of Technology Design Philosophies for Appropriate Technology Being a Volunteer Overseas 1. Planning and Implementation Overview Development Project Management The New Participation Prelude to Participatory Management Social Assessment and Stakeholder Participation The Human Side of Change Gender and Technology in the Field Managing a Small Business Operations Purchasing Policy and Procedures Marketing Financial Viability and Cash Flow Statement Costing Discounted Cash Flow Microfinance Planning Project Selection Project Evaluation How to Evaluate Management of Projects Design and Construction Oversight Responsibility for Getting Job Done Emergency Response Program Disaster Relief Exit Strategy Training Thinking and Learning Together Grant Writing Fund Raising: Social Service Agency in Bolivia A Summer Internship in Guatemala 2. Energy Energy Planning Basics of Electricity Hydropower WindPower Photovoltaics Cook Stoves Solar Cookers Solar Heating (Needs Editing) Evaporative Cooler Charcoal Production Fuel Cells Batteries Alcohol as Fuel Tidal Power 3. Food Introduction Agricultural Machinery Hydroponics, Rooftop and Related Gardens Urban Gardens Sustainable Agricultur

Details

No. of pages:
874
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080469805
Print ISBN:
9780123351852

About the editors

Barrett Hazeltine

Barrett Hazeltine is a Professor of Engineering at Brown University and a registered professional engineer. He is a renowned educator, having received outstanding teaching awards from thirteen senior classes at Brown. In 1985, the award was named for him. Dr. Hazeltine has a wide array of international experience including teaching positions at the University of Zambia, University of Botswana, and Africa University in Zimbabwe. The development of this book came through a very successful engineering course for non-engineers in Appropriate Technology offered at Brown.

Affiliations and Expertise

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Christopher Bull

Christopher Bull is a Senior Research Engineer and Lecturer at Brown University, with a Sc. B. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. His interests and experience include solar energy systems and devices, and the design and implementation of efficient cook stoves. In addition, he has taught various engineering courses at Brown including the Appropriate Technology course for non-engineers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.