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A project of Volunteers in Asia
Introduction to Apprwate Techw&gyEdited by:R. CongdonPublished by:Rodale Press, Inc.33 East Minor StreetEmmaus,PA 18049 USAPaper copies are $9,:95.Available from:Rodale Press, Inc.33 East Minor StreetEmmaus,PA 1'3049 USAReproduced by
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Written largely by experts who haw worked with theIntermediateTechnology Development Group in London andbased on experiences in developing countries, this book isof interest to all Americans who are interested in pursuing asimpler life-style.This comprehensive work featrues specific ways inwhich both developed and developing countries canintroduce people-oriented technologies to all aspects ofsociety. It is a revolutionary work in that it outlines someradical economic changes which must be made in theindustrial world.The following chapter titles illustrate the wide-rangingapplicability of the book: “An ApproacB for AppropriateTechnologists, “Tha Social Context for Choosing WaterTechnologies,”“Teals for Agriculture,” “IntermediateTechnology Building,”“Energy in Rural Areas: Anfntermediate Approach,” “Pedal Power,” “IntermediateChemical Tachnology,” Educational Systems: AppropriateEducation and Technology for Development,” “AppropriateProduction Systems: A Conceptual Framework,” “IndustrialLiaison,” and others.Introduction to Appropriate Technology, written by 12world-renowned engineers, scientists, and sociologists, aswell as agricultural and education specialists, is anextremely practicar and down-to-earth introduction to whatmany people believe will be the technology of the future..

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