Space and Development

Space and Development

Proceedings of the Vikram Sarabhai Symposium on Space and Development of the Twenty-second Plenary Meeting of COSPAR, Bangalore, India, 29 May to 9 June 1979

1st Edition - May 30, 1980

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  • Editor: Yash Pal
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157832

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Space and Development contains the proceedings of the Vikram Sarabhai Symposium on Space and Development, held at Bangalore, India from May 29 to June 9, 1979. The book provides the papers presented in the symposium, examining the relevance of space technology to the problems being faced by developing countries in the world. The collection of papers, written and prepared by socially committed space scientists, attempts to foster enlightenment on the issue of whether space technology is significant to the solution of the problems besetting mankind, specifically the developing nations. Discussions on topics regarding the applicability and benefit of space science to countries at all stages of development; the role of science and technology in accelerating social and economic progress; and geologic and educational applications of space technologies are presented. The book also includes a transcript of a panel discussion by the participants of the symposium. Space scientists, astronomers, geologists, physicists, economists, sociologists, and people interested to understand the ramifications of space technology on our lives will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Session 1

    Science and Development

    Bringing Space Research Down to Earth

    The Role of Science and Technology in Accelerating Social and Economic Progress of Developing Areas

    Space Research and Development

    Geological Applications of Cosmic Rays

    When will Space Lead to Development?

    Reporter's Summary of the First Session

    Session 2

    Panel Discussion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 108
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: May 30, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157832

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Yash Pal

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