Technology, Humans and Society
Toward a Sustainable World
Series edited by Richard C. Dorf
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Technology, Humans and Society by Richard C. Dorf
Book DescriptionA number of factors, from soaring fuel prices to genetically modified agricultural products, have greatly refocused worldwide attention on the interrelationship between technology and society and the necessity for sustainable engineering and business practices. "Technology, Humans, and Society" focuses on building a model for business and engineering that will lead to a sustainable world. The challenge for engineering is to develop new technologies that enable economic growth and do not deplete irreplaceable resources and destroy ecological systems. No longer solely the domain of environmentalists and ecologists, 'sustainable' or 'green' business practices and engineering designs are becoming a central part of the planning of many of the world's most influential companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, Dow, and Agilent. Companies are overwhelmingly not only finding that sustainable business and engineering practices are good for environment, but also improve the image of the company and quite frequently the 'bottom-line'. Dorf's 1975 publication, "Technology and Society" (ISBN: 0878350470), sold over 70,000 copies. The completely new "Technology, Humans, and Society" is created to meet the swelling demand for unified practices of both business people and technologists in the creation of a 'greener' sustainable world. It includes readable discussion of key issues of sustainable engineering and business design and practice. It covers how to plan and implement a business practice that leads to an environmental, social and economic balance that results in profitable growth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780122210907
(254mm x 178mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Richard C. Dorf
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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