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Technology, Humans, and Society: Toward a Sustainable World

By: Richard C Dorf

500 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Feb 2001 | #117594 | ISBN: 0122210905
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About this book

Focuses on a building model for business and engineering that will lead to a sustainable world.

... My compliments for your work in developing Technology, Humans, and Society. I am excited to know that some of us on the technology side are willing to help bridge the gap between the demands of business/technology and the vital long term issues of social and environmental responsibility. Hopefully, your text will find its way into undergraduate engineering and business curricula... the next generation is our best hope for establishing a balanced and sustainable world. --Ron Mascitelli, President of Technology Perspectives and author of the forthcoming book, Building a Project-Driven Enterprise "Making all the information of this book available in one place is a significant service. One hopes that the issue of sustainability will be debated widely in the next few years. At the very least, Technology, Humans, and Society will give people the fundamental knowledge and the vocabulary to make that debate meaningful." --Barrett Hazeltine, Lehigh University's Science, Technology & Society Newsletter "... My compliments for your work in developing Technology, Humans, and Society. I am excited to know that some of us on the technology side are willing to help bridge the gap between the demands of business/technology and the vital long term issues of social and environmental responsibility. Hopefully, your text will find its way into undergraduate engineering and business curricula... the next generation is our best hope for establishing a balanced and sustainable world." --Ron Mascitelli, President of Technology Perspectives and author of the forthcoming book, Building a Project-Driven Enterprise


Contents

1. Sustainability, Economics and the Environment 2. Business 3. Science, Technology and Progress 4. Sustainable and Appropriate Technologies 5. Business and Technology Methods 6. Engineering Design and Innovation 7. Business and the Corporation 8. Financial Costs Issues in Sustainable Business and Government 9. Energy, Environment, Economy and Society 10. Coal 11. Petroleum and Natural Gas 12. Electric Energy 13. Nuclear Power 14. Renewable Energy 15. Wind and Solar Energy 16. Biomass, Geothermal Energy and Energy Storage 17. Natural Resources and Waste Systems 18. Agriculture, Biotechnology and Resources 19. Materials and Manufacturing 20. Transportation Systems 21. Electric and Hybrid Vehicles 22. Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Economy 23. Corporate Performance Indicators 24. Social Entrepreneurship and Investing 25. Buildings, the Internet and the Future of a Sustainable World Index

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Biography

Richard C. Dorf is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Professor of Management at the University of California, Davis. Professor Dorf has extensive experience in education, industry and government. He has served as an advisor to numerous firms, financial institutions and governmental agencies. He is also the author/editor of numerous books including; Modern Control Systems 9th edition, Prentice-Hall; Introduction to Electrical Circuits, 5th edition, Wiley; The Electrical Engineering Handbook, 2nd edition, CRC Press; The Engineering Handbook and The Technology Management Handbook, CRC Press.

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