By J. S. Kidd
The influence society has at the development and reputation of recent technology - and vice versa - is bigger than most folks imagine. for example, over the last 5 years, occasions point out that electorate' perspectives have helped swap the focal point of the examine and improvement conducted by way of either the U.S. division of Agriculture and by means of the Environmental security enterprise. Likewise, citizen activities have encouraged the course of the actions of companies resembling the area financial institution of their efforts to enhance agriculture and residing stipulations within the constructing countries of the realm. the recent "Science and Society" set not just highlights the "what" of technology, but additionally the "why," the "how," and the "who." each one quantity offers an available, authoritative view of the background and present nation of a selected factor. With a spotlight on humanizing technological know-how, this set brings each one topic - from pollution to nuclear strength to usual medicinal drugs - to existence through displaying scholars all of the elements that inspire study and revealing how scientists compete and collaborate with each other. by means of exploring the connections among technological know-how and society, specifically in debatable parts, each one e-book illustrates either how society helps technology and the way technological know-how in go back helps society. each one quantity comprises an creation supplying an outline of the subject, entire chapter-by-chapter insurance, dozens of black-and-white images and line illustrations, a valuable index and thesaurus, lists of sites and proposals for additional studying that permit readers easy accessibility to certain details.
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Knapp had a specific mission in mind. The rice plants that grew well in Louisiana had one unfortunate characteristic. The rice kernels often broke into little pieces when they were milled to remove the husks. Knapp went to Japan to find different varieties of rice. His adventure was a success, and he brought home 10 tons of seed. He also brought back seeds for new varieties of fruit trees, forage grass, and flowers. S. Department of Agriculture. The government wanted to show southern farmers the advantages of growing more than one type of crop.
S. Department of Agriculture. The main goal, again, was to protect farmers from purchasing useless products. S 4 The Farmers A rchaeologists and anthropologists, who study human societies, ancient and modern, have found primitive, wild wheat growing in the area of southern Turkey and northern Iraq. They have unearthed evidence that this region, now occupied by the Kurdish people, was home to some of the earliest farmers. About 10,000 years ago, these farmers grew the first cultivated wheat. In even earlier times, humans lived by hunting animals for meat and gathering fruit, nuts, roots, and edible seeds.
His philosophy of environmental science encompassed the wide variety of attitudes that motivated people to join activist organizations. The Making of Early Environmentalists 19 He wrote in the Almanac, We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. There is no other way for land to survive the impact of mechanized man, nor for us to reap from it the esthetic harvest it is capable, under science, of contributing to culture.
Agricultural Versus Environmental Science: A Green Revolution by J. S. Kidd