Space and Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080244419, 9781483157832

Space and Development

1st Edition

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

Editors: Yash Pal
eBook ISBN: 9781483157832
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 30th May 1980
Page Count: 108
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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


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


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