Science and Starvation: An Introduction to Economic Development focuses on the relationship of the advancement of science and the proliferation of poverty. The book first underscores the nature of poverty, development of the West and other countries, and some principles of development. The text takes into consideration the comfort brought about by scientific revolution and also the increasing reality of starvation which affects millions. The publication takes a look at the discrepancy of living conditions in different countries, wherein it is noted that countries in the West have better living conditions due to the tremendous growth in science and technology in their sector. This fact is particularly evident in the United States, Japan, and the Soviet Union. The text ponders on international aid, United Nations aid, and the population problem. The contributions of the United Nations to various projects targeted at fighting poverty is underscored. The publication is a valuable source of data for researchers interested in the relationship of science and poverty.
Table of Contents
List of Maps and Charts List OF Photographs Synopsis Introduction Preface Part I. Introductory 1. The Scientific Revolution and the Starving Millions 2. The Nature of Poverty Part II. Development of the Rich Countries 3. The Development of the West 4. Development in Other Countries 5. Some Principles of Development Part III. Towards A Developed World 6. International Aid 7. United Nations Aid 8. U.N. or not U.N. 9. The Mekong River Basin Projec 10. Trade not Aid 11. The Population Problem 12. The Development Decade 13. Back to People Index