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Science, Technology and Society - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080259475, 9781483148281

Science, Technology and Society

1st Edition

Needs, Challenges and Limitations

Editors: Klaus-Heinrich Standke M. Anandakrishnan
Paperback ISBN: 9781483115863
eBook ISBN: 9781483148281
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080259475
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 652
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Science, Technology and Society: Needs, Challenges and Limitations focuses on the role of science and technology in promoting development as well as its limitation in shaping the society. The text outlines the contributions that this field has provided in health, industries, agriculture, transportation, and communication. The book puts emphasis on the role of technologists and scientists in promoting development, such as in the fields of biology and medicine. The text notes the emergence of socio-economic problems in the sector of food and agriculture and how these problems can be solved by the application of agricultural technologies. Case studies in this regard that is presented in this book include fish handling and distribution, improving soil fertility, and feed resources for animal feeding. The role of science and technology in the management of water resources is noted, and the problems associated with the application of science and technology to water resources development are discussed. Science and technology has also played an important role in improving the quality of life in human settlements. The text is a valuable source of data for scientists and technologists who aim to improve science and technology and serve the interest of mankind.

Table of Contents

Opening Statement

Address on Behalf of the Secretary-General of the United Nations

Statement of UNCSTD Secretary-General

Inaugural Address


Keynote Addresses:

Science and Technology for Development - The Turning Point: Certain Imperatives for the Future

Historical and Cultural Perspectives of Science and Technology in the Development Process

Sociological Implications of Tradition and Change in Developing Countries

Structure and Performance of Science and Technology in the Development Process

Working Papers and Recommendations on Sectoral Areas:

Food and Agriculture:

Socio-Economic Problems and their Possible Solution in the Generation, Application and Transfer of Agricultural Technologies

Science and Technology in Agriculture as a Tool for Development-Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Tropical Health - World Health Organization

Natural Resources:

Natural Resources - Center for Natural Resources, Energy and Transport, United Nations

Natural Resources: Earth; Water and Marine


The Role of Science and Technology in Transport: Trends; State of the Art; Gaps and Solutions


The Application of Telecommunications Technology to Development


Population Issues for the Science and Technology Community

Human Settlements:

Science and Technology in Human Settlements


Science and Technology in Humid Tropical Ecosystems

Science, Technology, Environment and Development


Sustainable Energy Supplies for Our World


Industrialization and Capital Goods Production: A Developing Country Perspective

Appropriate Technology:

Appropriate Technology

Information Systems:

Scientific and Technological Information Systems for Development

Overview Lectures:

Mobilizing Science and Technology to Increase Endogenous Capabilities in Developing Countries

Science, Technology and Development Planning

Science, Technology and Global Problems

Working Papers and Recommendations of Working Groups on Policy Issues:

Mobilizing Science and Technology for Increasing the Endogenous Capabilities in Developing Countries

Science, Technology and Development Planning: A Review of Key Issues

Interactions Between Science and Technology and Long-Term Global Problems: An International Policy Perspective

Concluding Remarks of Chairman

Statement of Chairman of ACAST to UNCSTD

Summary of Recommendations


I. Program Summary

II. List of Participants

III. List of ACAST Members


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About the Editors

Klaus-Heinrich Standke

Klaus-Heinrich Standke

M. Anandakrishnan

M. Anandakrishnan

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