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Science Technology and Society

 
B V Sreekantan (Editor)
Synopsis Science, technology and Society are inextricably interwoven terms. For science and technology impact society in a definitive manner, which makes it imperative to study relationship between these three terms. The progress being made in the field of science and technology in present times is phenomenal. It, there, becomes all the more important to study the relation between science, technology and society which has been attempted in this seminar proceedings. This seminar proceeding highlight the fact that while India is poised for a healthy economics growth in the coming years and decades, both the urban and rural societies are facing series of problems which will become more acute in future. This is more so with regard to water, power, health services, education at various levels. Environmental concerns, pesticides contamination in water and food products, communication, transportation, national and international security and so on. It also provides a comprehensive and authentic account of the efforts that are underway to mitigate these problems through the use of science high technologies. The topics covered in this book are: 1. Applications of Space Technology 2. Genetics and Biotecnology 3. Health and Medicare  4. Education Higher and Technical  5. Environmental Concerns 6. New technologies High Tech  Electronics, Communications, IT 7. Applications of Nuclear Tecnology 8. Energy Options and Alternatives The book contains articles of leading scientists and expert in the field of space, atomic energy, electronics, communications, health, defence, education, water, etc. Thus, it has the unique advantage of very authentic account of the national scenario by those who are at the helm of affairs in these matters in India, both in the government and private institutions.
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About the author

B V Sreekantan

B.V. Sreekantan, former Director of The Tata Institute of Fundamantal Reasearch, Mumbai is Currently a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Advanced studies. While his expertise has been in the field of High Energy Physics and high Energy Astronomies, in recent years he has been working in the area of philosophy of science and scientific and philosophical studies on consciousness. As an Editorial Fellow of PHISPC, he has edited a volume on “ foundations of Sciences” which is under publication by the Centre for Studies on Civilizations

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Title Science Technology and Society
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.05.2009
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179860744, 9788179860748
length xix+202p., Tables; Figures; Map; 23cm.