ERIC Number: ED212464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The God That Limps: Science and Technology in the Eighties.
The title of this book derives its name from Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire and metalworking, who had a pronounced limp. Focusing on science and technology in the eighties, the first chapter of this book uses Hephaestus as a focal point since he was entrusted with the development and maintenance of key technologies and with keeping society running smoothly and perfectly. Additional chapters consider how political, social, and technological forces interact and why reforms will be needed in all three areas if problems confronting a global society are to be resolved. Chapter titles include: (1) technology in a new area (end of cheap oil, new demands and new values); (2) knowledge and power (energy, research/development, scientific priorities); (3) innovation, productivity, and jobs (innovation recession, technological change and business cycle, microelectronics); (4) technology and development (technological world order, meeting basic needs); and (5) technical change and society (technology and sustainability/democracy). (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Development, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, Science Education, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, Technology, World Problems
W. W. Norton & Company, 500 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10110 ($14.95 cloth).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Worldwatch Inst., Washington, DC.