Presenting the methods and theories available for exploring the effects of technology on our lives past, present, and future, this work is designed as a primer to give investigators and students the necessary intellectual tools to begin their own research into the field. Providing a clear presentation of the underlying theories, it reduces the issues to their primary nature, helping to simplify a complex subject and support creative thought processes. It also covers chaos theory and introduces the concepts of the subject and how they apply to the subject matter of the book.
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The world is changing at an incredible rate. Most of these changes are taking place as the result of technological advances.
In the fourth edition of Social Issues in Technology, Paul Alcorn continues his systematic theme and provides the most up-to-date information concerning issues previously discussed. Chapter 4, Economics and Cultural Impetus, and Chapter 10, Catastrophic Theory: The Plague of Technological Complexity, have both been expanded. A new report on the effects of modernization on traditional Maasai societies in Tanzania and Kenya has been added.
Instructors who are using this book for a course should obtain the accompanying Instructor's Manual (ISBN: 0-13060258-2).
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Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0134598768
Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-134-86-9391109
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