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Island Technology: Technology for Development in the South Pacific

Edited By: T Marjoram

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1994 | #42328 | ISBN: 1853392235
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Analysis and observations on a broad range of issues of concern to Pacific Island countries who have to cope with the negative impacts of Western technology, such as the disposal of poisonous gas and toxic waste, transportation of nuclear materials and nuclear testing.


Part 1 Technology, development and the South Pacific: technology, development and the South Pacific, T. Marjoram; technology transfer, T. Marjoram; technology and economic development, B. Higgins; balancing technology, development and culture, S. Hill; technology, development and the environment, S. Siwatibau; 50 years of science and technology in the Cook Islands, S. Kingan and T. Utanga. Part 2 Perspectives on technology and development: appropriate technology - an overview, D. Mansell; if it's not appropriate for women, it's not appropriate, R.E. Lechte; technology information and communication - message and media, T. Marjoram; communication technology - in whose interests?, H. Molnar; technology and marine resource development, P. Muller and A. Wright; social and political constraints on appropriate technology in Papua New Guinea, E. Cox; education and training for technology and development, T. Marjoram. Part 3 Technology for development: technology in agriculture - an overview, R.K. Leonard; agricultural mechanization - tractors and technology choice in Tonga, T.H. Moengangongo; technology, food and food-processing, S. Parkinson and B. Aalbersberg; affordable housing and development training in Kiribati, C. Stewart; telecommunications - potential and problems for new technology, J. Wilkinson; pipes and pits - water supply and sanitation, T. Marjoram; inter-island shipping and marine transport, T. Finch; land transport - on wheel and foot, T. Marjoram; aviation, T. Marjoram; mining - El Dorado or fool's gold, D. Stewart. Part 4 Technology projects and management: technology management and development of small industries, L. Romaso; LikLik Buk revisited - technology, information and village development, B.D. Williams; the development of appropriate technology in Papua New Guinea, D. Burton; energy supply and management, T. Marjoram; technology and development banking, L.'A. 'Akolo; women can do - technology and training for women, S. Fleming. Part 5 Technology policy and planning: technology and development planning, D.F. Abbott; technology and development aid, R.C. Hills; technology policy and management, S. Hill; technology policy initiatives in the South Pacific, T. Marjoram; technology, development and island futures, T. Marjoram.

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