By Georgina M. Montgomery,Mark A. Largent
- Covers issues together with astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, tremendous technological know-how, army expertise, and more
- Features contributions by means of the main complete students within the box of technological know-how history
- Covers pivotal occasions in U.S. historical past that formed the improvement of technological know-how and technological know-how coverage resembling WWII, the chilly conflict, and the Women’s Rights movement
By J. Russell Boulding
This sequence of 4 volumes honors the lifetime achievements of the celebrated activist and student Elise Boulding (1920–2010) at the celebration of her ninety fifth birthday. This first anthology files the breadth of Elise Boulding’s contributions to Peace learn, Peacemaking, Feminism, destiny reports, and Sociology of the Family. Known because the “matriarch” of the 20 th century peace study circulate, she made major contributions within the fields of peace schooling, destiny reviews, feminism, and sociology of the kinfolk, and as a trendy chief within the peace flow and the Society of Friends.
By Immanuel Velikovsky
Especially at the present time, with the facility and societal effect of technological know-how at an all-time excessive, this publication is of basic value for our figuring out of technological know-how and its practioners.
By Edward O. Wilson
New York instances Bestseller
From the main celebrated inheritor to Darwin comes a groundbreaking publication on evolution, the summa paintings of Edward O. Wilson's mythical career.
Sparking full of life debate within the sciences, The Social Conquest of Earth upends “the recognized concept that evolution certainly encourages creatures to place family members first” (Discover). Refashioning the tale of human evolution, Wilson attracts on his awesome wisdom of biology and social habit to illustrate that workforce choice, no longer relatives choice, is the most well known motive force of human evolution. In a piece that James D. Watson calls “a enormous exploration of the organic origins of the human condition,” Wilson explains how our innate force to belong to a bunch is either a “great blessing and a negative curse” (Smithsonian). Demonstrating that the resources of morality, faith, and the inventive arts are essentially organic in nature, the well known Harvard collage biologist offers us with the clearest clarification ever produced as to the starting place of the human and why it ended in our domination of the Earth’s biosphere.
By Shannon Vallor
Emerging applied sciences are reshaping our conduct, practices, associations, cultures and environments in more and more fast, advanced and unpredictable ways in which create profound hazards and possibilities for human flourishing on a world scale. How can our destiny be safe in such not easy and unsure stipulations? How do we almost certainly enhance the possibilities that the human kinfolk won't simply reside, yet dwell good, into the twenty first century and beyond?
This ebook locates a key to that destiny within the far away previous: in particular, within the philosophical traditions of advantage ethics constructed through classical thinkers from Aristotle and Confucius to the Buddha. each one constructed a manner of looking the great lifestyles that equips humans with the ethical and highbrow personality to flourish even within the so much unpredictable, advanced and risky situations--precisely the place we discover ourselves today.
Through an exam of the numerous dangers and possibilities provided by means of speedily altering technosocial stipulations, Vallor makes the case that if we're to have any genuine wish of securing a destiny worthy short of, then we are going to want greater than simply larger applied sciences. we'll additionally want larger humans.
Technology and the Virtues develops a pragmatic framework for looking that objective by way of the planned cultivation of technomoral virtues: particular talents and strengths of personality, tailored to the original demanding situations of twenty first century lifestyles, that provide the human kin our greatest likelihood of studying to stay correctly and good with rising technologies.
By Daniela Bleichmar,Paula De Vos,Kristin Huffine,Kevin Sheehan
By Janet R. Bednarek
This ebook explores the connection among towns and their advertisement airports. those very important transportation amenities are in the community owned and controlled and civic leaders and boosters have made them valuable to occasionally expansive fiscal improvement desires, together with the development of architecturally major buildings. notwithstanding, different metropolitan citizens have paid a excessive cost for the growth of air transportation, as battles over jet airplane noise resulted not just in quieter jet engine applied sciences, yet profound alterations within the metropolitan panorama with the clearance of either city and suburban neighborhoods. And within the wake of Sep 11, the united states advertisement airport has emerged because the position the place american citizens so much absolutely adventure the protection regime brought after these terrorist attacks.
By Ofer Gal,Raz Chen-Morris
The coupling of Baroque and technological know-how defies either the still-triumphalist historiographies of the medical Revolution and the moderate embarrassment that the Baroque represents for many cultural-national histories of Western Europe. It signs a methodological curiosity in tensions and dilemmas instead of self-affirming narratives of good fortune and failure, and offers a chance for reflective critique of our ancient different types that's precious in its personal correct.
By Pap A. Ndiaye,Elborg Forster
What do nylon stockings and atomic bombs have in universal? DuPont. The chemical enterprise of DuPont de Nemours pioneered the improvement of either nylon and plutonium, taking part in a major function within the upward thrust of mass intake and the emergence of the infamous "military-industrial complex." during this attention-grabbing account of the lives and careers of Du Pont’s chemical engineers, Pap A. Ndiaye deftly illustrates the contribution of to the genesis of a dominant post–World battle II "American version" connecting prosperity with security.
The customer and army dimensions of twentieth-century American heritage are usually studied individually. Ndiaye reunites them by means of reading Du Pont's improvement of nylon, which symbolized a brand new lifestyle, and plutonium, which was once synonymous with annihilation. Reflecting at the reviews and contributions of the company's engineers and physicists, Ndiaye strains Du Pont's transformation into one of many company types of yankee luck.
By S. Kühl