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Society and technological change

Author: Rudi Volti
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudi Volti
ISBN: 0312096429 9780312096427
OCLC Number: 31956823
Description: xvi, 315 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Orientations --
Nature of technology --
Winners and losers: the differential effects of technological change --
What technology can do, and what it cannot do --
pt. 2. The process of technological change --
Sources of Technological change --
Scientific knowledge and technological advance --
The diffusion of technology --
Technology, energy and the environment --
Medical and biological technologies --
pt. 3. Technology and the transformation of work --
Work in nonindustrial societies --
Technology and jobs: technological change and life on the job --
pt. 4. Communication --
Printing --
Electronic media --
pt. 5. The tools of destruction --
Weapons and their consequences --
How new weapons emerge and how they may be contained --
pt. 6. The shaping and control of technology --
Technology and its creators --
Organizations and technological change --
Government and the control of technology.
Other Titles: Society & technological change.
Responsibility: Rudi Volti.

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