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Juma, Calestous

Overview
Works: 81 works in 273 publications in 1 language and 6,160 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Calestous Juma
 
Most widely held works by Calestous Juma
The gene hunters : biotechnology and the scramble for seeds by Calestous Juma( )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is on the verge of receiving new life forms that will profoundly and irrevocably change the global economy: the "gene hunters" who first cloned the gene in 1973 are now not only modifying existing species but also creating new plants and animals. Ready or not for such awesome power, the human race has put itself in a position to govern evolution. What will we do with the abilities we now command? asks this broad and stimulating book on the role of plant material in economic development. Writing in a style that is easily understandable even to those with no background in biotechnology, Calestous Juma begins by showing how the importation of plants strengthened the British Empire and brought the United States to global agricultural superiority. He goes on to explore the current international competition for genetic material and the potential impact of biotechnology on the relationship of the developed and developing world. Juma points out that biotechnology poses real dangers to the third world. Often one of the few exportable resources that a developing country possesses is an unusual or rare crop, but biotechnological techniques make possible the cultivation of many such crops outside their natural habitats, potentially eliminating the need to import the crops from the countries in which they grow indigenously. After discussing the threat of biotechnology, Juma comes full circle and points out that it does not have to be a threat. Actually, tremendous benefits could accrue to the third world from biotechnology--if and only if that new technology is adapted to its needs. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Innovation : applying knowledge in development by Calestous Juma( )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Millennium Development Goals adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000 are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015--income poverty hunger disease exclusion lack of infrastructure and shelter-while promoting gender equality education health and environmental sustainability. These bold goals can be met in all parts of the world if nations follow through on their commitments to work together to meet them. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals offers the prospect of a more secure just and prosperous world for all. The UN Millennium Pro
The new harvest : agricultural innovation in Africa by Calestous Juma( )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with case studies from within Africa and success stories from developing nations around the world, The New Harvest outlines the policies and institutional changes necessary to promote agricultural innovation across the African continent. -- From publisher's description
Long-run economics : an evolutionary approach to economic growth by Norman Clark( )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major problem of conventional economic theory as applied to long-run economic change is its unduly narrow and static character, which compromises its capacity to handle conceptually a social process inherently systemic, complex and dynamic. At the same time there is a growing realization in relevant government and industrial circles (reinforced by the example of Japan) that effective economic policy-making needs a strategic, and therefore a technological, content. Long-Run Economics suggests a more realistic conceptual framework for the analysis of economic and technological change. Borrowing from other disciplines, such as sociology, psychology and biology, the authors develop a model that is evolutionary and systemic in character. Special emphasis is given to the role of information flows in the innovative process, while the overall argument is illustrated by two case studies, photovoltaics and fuel ethanol. Finally, the book stresses the strategic importance of science and technology policy and the role of appropriate institutions in facilitating long-run economic change --
Innovation and its enemies : why people resist new technologies by Calestous Juma( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New technologies may be heralded as life-changing innovations or feared as risks to moral values, human health, and environmental safety. Anxieties surrounding technology are often heightened by perceptions that their benefits will accrue to small sections of society while the risks are more widely distributed. Innovation and Its Enemies identifies the tension between the need for innovation and the pressure to maintain continuity, social order and stability as one of today's biggest policy challenges. It looks at a number of historical examples, including coffee, electricity, margarine, farm
In land we trust : environment, private property and constitutional change by Calestous Juma( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biosafety : the safe application of biotechnology in agriculture and the environment by G. J Persley( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implications for biosafety; Possible national or regional biosafety systems; International harmonization
Biodiplomacy : genetic resources and international relations by Vicente Sánchez( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innovation and sovereignty( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Change in the weather : African perspectives on climatic change( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaining ground : institutional innovations in land-use management in Kenya( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biotechnology for sustainable development : policy options for developing countries by Norman Clark( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biological diversity and innovation : conserving and utilizing genetic resources in Kenya by Calestous Juma( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adaptive economy : economic crisis and technological innovation by Calestous Juma( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power alcohol in Kenya and Zimbabwe : a case study in the transfer of a renewable energy technology by David Stuckey( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Property rights, biotechnology, and genetic resources by Mohamed H Khalil( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology transfer and sustainable development : international policy issues by Calestous Juma( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom to innovate : biotechnology in Africa's development : report of the High-Level African Panel on Modern Biotechnology by Calestous Juma( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going for growth : science, technology and innovation in Africa( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological and commercial trends in photovoltaics by Calestous Juma( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Calestous Juma académico keniano

Calestous Juma Kenyan academic

Juma, C.

Juma, C. (Calestous)

Juma, Calestous 1953-

Juma, Celestas.

Languages
English (192)