Engineering, Poverty, and the Earth (Synthesis Lectures on Engineering #4) (Paperback)

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Engineering, Poverty, and the Earth (Synthesis Lectures on Engineering #4) (Paperback)

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In the present work, the growing awareness in engineering of the profession's responsibility towards the environment and the poor is considered. The following approach is taken: a brief overview of the issues of poverty particularly in the U.S. and the deterioration of the natural world with a focus on the Arctic is provided. Case studies involving New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the status of polar bears in a time of shrinking Arctic ice cover are detailed. Recent developments in engineering related to the issues of poverty and the environment are discussed. A new paradigm for engineering based on the works of Leonardo Boff and Thomas Berry, one that places an important emphasis upon a community, is explored.
Product Details ISBN: 9781598292183
ISBN-10: 1598292188
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool
Publication Date: August 1st, 2007
Pages: 73
Language: English
Series: Synthesis Lectures on Engineering