Science, Technology and Global Problems

Science, Technology and Global Problems

Trends and Perspectives in Development of Science and Technology and Their Impact on the Solution of Contemporary Global Problems

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: J. Gvishiani
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152561

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Science, Technology and Global Problems documents the proceedings of the International Symposium on Trends and Perspectives in Development of Science and Technology and their Impact on the Solution of Contemporary Global Problems held in Tallinn, USSR on January 8-12, 1979. This compilation discusses the character of global problems in the year 2000, prospects of development of leading branches of science and technology, and its capacity to solve global problems. The topics include global problems in the year 2000 and the role of science in their solution; science and technology as factors for future global development; road to scientific-technological culture; and responsibility of scientists in the period of crisis. The energy situation in the world (problems and prospects); mathematics and progress in science and technology; role of information and communication in the solution of global problems; and global public health problems and ways of resolving them are also deliberated in this text. This book is a useful source for students and researchers conducting work on the development of science and technology in solving global problems.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Part I. General Statements (Plenary Sessions)

    Global Problems in the Year 2000 and the Role of Science in Their Solution

    Some Aspects of Global Issues

    Science and Technology as Factors for Future Global Development

    Address of the Deputy Director-General of Unesco

    Global Problems and the Role of Science and Technology in Their Solution

    Global Problems: The Role of International Science and Technology Organizations

    A New Approach to International Co-operation in Science and Technology with Regard to Global Problems

    On the Road to Scientific-Technological Culture

    World and Global Problems by the Year 2000

    Social Sciences and Global Problems

    The Responsibility of Scientists in the Period of Crisis

    Scientific Cognition and Humanistic Ideals

    International Co-operation and Global Problems

    Science and Technology in the Context of the Global Problems Confronting Mankind

    Statements at the Tallinn Symposium:

    T. Vasko


    A. Lemma

    R. Mikhal

    R. Diez Hochleitner

    Part II. Statements and Materials on Specific Global Problems (Panel Discussions)

    Energy. Entropy and the Environment

    The Future of Chemistry

    On Certain Trends in the Development of Physics in the Coming Decades

    The Energy Situation in the World (Problems and Prospects)

    Irreplaceability of the Soil Cover in Nature

    Mathematics and Progress in Science and Technology

    Mathematics and Cybernetics

    The Role of Mathematics in Scientific and Technological Progress

    The Role of Information and Communication in the Solution of Global Problems

    On the Role of Scientists and Engineers in the Contemporary World

    Approaches to the Solution of the Problems of Environmental Protection and Rational Utilization of Nature in the Soviet Union

    Global Public Health Problems and Ways of Resolving Them

    Compiled at the Institute for Systems Studies with the Participation of Outside Experts

    The Population Problem

    The Food Problem

    The Natural Resource Problem

    Science and Technology Planning in LDCs: Major Policy Issues

    International Co-operation in Power Engineering


    Symposium Report

Product details

  • No. of pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483152561

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J. Gvishiani

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