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Island Technology

By Tony Marjoram
ISBN: 9781853392238
This book discusses agriculture, forestry, aid, technology, aviation, shipping, banking, communications, development policy and planning, education and training, energy, environment, fisheries,marine resources, food processing, gender issues, health, housing, industry, mining, project management, technology choice, sanitation and water supply.

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  • Synopsis
    Pacific island countries have united internationally to contest the negative external impacts of Western technology - such as the disposal of poison gas and toxic waste, the transportation of nuclear materials and nuclear testing, as well as the overwhelming prospect of global warming and a rising sea-level. These internal effects encompass the well-identified problems caused by unsustainable fishing, forestry and mining and more unknown, the various cost/benefits of new technology in the region. The contributors' analyses and observations span a range of key issues: agriculture and forestry, aid and technology, aviation and shipping, banking, communications, development policy and planning, education and training, energy, the environment, fisheries and marine resources, food processing, gender issues, health, housing, industry, mining, project management, technology choice and transfer and sanitation and water supply.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface vii
    Contributors xii
    Introduction xv
    Part One Technology, Development and the South Pacific
    1.1 Technology, Development and the South Pacific 1
    Tony Marjoram
    1.2 Technology Transfer 16
    Tony Marjoram
    1.3 Technology and Economic Development 29
    Ben Higgins
    1.4 Balancing Technology, Development and Culture 39
    Stephen Hill
    1.5 Technology, Development and the Environment 49
    Suliana Siwatibau
    1.6 Fifty Years of Science and Technology in the Cook Islands 62
    Stewart Kingan and Tony Utanga
    Part Two Perspectives On Technology And Development
    2.1 Appropriate Technology: An Overview 75
    Don Mansell
    2.2 If it's Not Appropriate for Women, it's Not Appropriate 82
    Ruth E. Lechte
    2.3 Technology Information and Communication:
    Message and Media 93
    Tony Marjoram
    2.4 Communication Technology: In Whose Interests? 104
    Helen Molnar
    2.5 Technology and Marine Resource Development 118
    Phillip Muller and Andrew Wright
    2.6 Social and Political Constraints on Appropriate Technology
    in Papua New Guinea 128
    Elizabeth Cox
    2.7 Education and Training for Technology and Development 139
    Tony Marjoram
    Part Three Technology for Development
    3.1 Technology in Agriculture: An Overview 147
    R. Keith Leonard
    3.2 Agricultural Mechanisation: Tractors and Technology
    Choice in Tonga 157
    Tevita H. Moengangongo
    INTRODUCTION
    Technology, Food and Food Processing
    Susan Parkinson and Bill Aalbersberg
    Affordable Housing and Development Training in Kiribati
    Telecommunications: Potential and Problems for
    New Technology
    Jim Wilkinson
    Pipes and Pits: Water Supply and Sanitation
    Tony Marjoram
    Inter-Island Shipping and Marine Transport
    Tony Finch
    Land Transport: On Wheel and Foot
    Tony Marjoram
    Aviation
    Tony Marjoram
    Mining: El Dorado or Fool's Gold?
    Don Stewart
    Four Technology Projects and Management
    Technology Management and Development of
    Small Industries
    Lukis Romaso
    LikLik Buk Revisited: Technology, Information and
    Village Development
    B. David Williams
    The Development of Appropriate Technology in
    Papua New Guinea
    Dick Burton
    Energy Supply and Management
    Tony Marjoram
    Technology and Development Banking
    Lisiate 'A. 'Akolo
    Women Can Do: Technology and Training for Women
    Sue Fleming
    Five Technology Policy and Planning
    Technology and Development Planning
    David F. Abbott
    Technology and Development Aid
    Rodney C. Hills
    Technology Policy and Management
    Stephen Hill
    Technology Policy Initiatives in the South Pacific
    Tony Marjoram
    Technology, Development and Island Futures
    Tony Marjoram
    Notes and References
    Bibliography
    Index of Names
    Index of Subjects
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Tony Marjoram
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 436
    Format Paperback / softback