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The dark side of technology

Author: Peter Townsend
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The book is concerned with human progress and the unexpected consequences of technological advances. It examines a vast range of topics from medicine to agriculture, including electronics,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Townsend
ISBN: 9780198790532 0198790538 9780198826293 019882629X
OCLC Number: 1056153074
Notes: Hier auch später erschienene, unveränderte Nachdrucke.
Description: xi, 306 Seiten. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1: Have we the knowledge, willpower and determination to survive?2: Technology and survival - are they compatible?3: Natural Disasters and Civilization4: Good technologies with bad side effects5: From trains to transistors6: Food, survival and resources7: The "Silent Spring" revisited8: Medicine - Expectations and Reality9: Knowledge loss from changing language10: Decay of materials and information loss from technology11: Technology, the new frontier for crime and terror12: Technology driven social isolation13: Consumerism and Obsolescence14: Rejection of knowledge and information15: Hindsight, foresight, radical suggestions, and a grain of Hope
Responsibility: Peter Townsend.


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well-researched book * Dea Birkett, Engineering & Technology Magazine * broad, thoughtful and justifiably disturbing * Andrew Robinson, Irish Independent *

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