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The Resource Humanitarian engineering, Carl Mitcham and David Muñoz, (electronic resource)

Humanitarian engineering, Carl Mitcham and David Muñoz, (electronic resource)

Label
Humanitarian engineering
Title
Humanitarian engineering
Statement of responsibility
Carl Mitcham and David Muñoz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Humanitarian Engineering reviews the development of engineering as a distinct profession and of the humanitarian movement as a special socio-political practice. Having noted that the two developments were situated in the same geographical and historical space--that is, in Europe and North America beginning in the 1700s--the book argues for a mutual influence and synthesis that has previously been lacking. In this spirit, the first of two central chapters describes humanitarian engineering as the artful drawing on science to direct the resources of nature with active compassion to meet the basic needs of all -- especially the powerless, poor, or otherwise marginalized. A second central chapter then considers strategies for education in humanitarian engineering so conceived. Two final chapters consider challenges and implications
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Additional physical form
Also available in print
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CaBNVSL
Citation source
  • Compendex
  • INSPEC
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Mitcham, Carl
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • abstracts summaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Muñoz, David R
Series statement
Synthesis lectures on engineers, technology, & society,
Series volume
# 13
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Humanitarianism
  • Sustainability
  • Engineering
Target audience
  • adult
  • specialized
Label
Humanitarian engineering, Carl Mitcham and David Muñoz, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science
  • Series from website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-72)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 1. Engineering -- What engineers do -- From military to civilian engineering -- Use and convenience, extended and criticized --
  • 2. Humanitarianism -- Humanitarianism versus humanism and human rights -- Humanitarian universalism -- Anticipations of the humanitarian movement -- Phase one (1800s): rise of the humanitarian movement proper -- Phase two (early 1900s): humanitarianism beyond the battlefield -- Phase three (1950s-1960s): humanitarianism as free world ideology -- Phase four (1970s-1990s): alternative humanitarianisms -- Phase five (2000s-present): humanitarianism globalized and questioned -- The humanitarian charter --
  • 3. Humanitarian engineering -- The Fred Cuny story -- Other precursors and influences -- Maurice Albertson and the U.S. Peace Corps -- Médecins sans frontiers and Engineers without borders -- Humanitarian engineering: core features --
  • 4. Humanitarian engineering education -- A few model programs -- The Peace Corps master's international program -- What counts as a humanitarian engineering project -- The needs question -- New dimensions in engineering and education --
  • 5. Challenges -- Practical challenges -- Theoretical challenges --
  • 6. Conclusion: humanizing technology -- Bibliography -- Supplemental bibliography -- Authors' biographies
Control code
201006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (xii, 73 p. : ill.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Abstract freely available; full-text restricted to subscribers or individual document purchasers
Isbn
9781608451524
Other control number
10.2200/S00248ED1V01Y201006ETS012
Other physical details
digital file
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)gtp00541888
  • (OCoLC)641710406
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Humanitarian engineering, Carl Mitcham and David Muñoz, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science
  • Series from website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-72)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 1. Engineering -- What engineers do -- From military to civilian engineering -- Use and convenience, extended and criticized --
  • 2. Humanitarianism -- Humanitarianism versus humanism and human rights -- Humanitarian universalism -- Anticipations of the humanitarian movement -- Phase one (1800s): rise of the humanitarian movement proper -- Phase two (early 1900s): humanitarianism beyond the battlefield -- Phase three (1950s-1960s): humanitarianism as free world ideology -- Phase four (1970s-1990s): alternative humanitarianisms -- Phase five (2000s-present): humanitarianism globalized and questioned -- The humanitarian charter --
  • 3. Humanitarian engineering -- The Fred Cuny story -- Other precursors and influences -- Maurice Albertson and the U.S. Peace Corps -- Médecins sans frontiers and Engineers without borders -- Humanitarian engineering: core features --
  • 4. Humanitarian engineering education -- A few model programs -- The Peace Corps master's international program -- What counts as a humanitarian engineering project -- The needs question -- New dimensions in engineering and education --
  • 5. Challenges -- Practical challenges -- Theoretical challenges --
  • 6. Conclusion: humanizing technology -- Bibliography -- Supplemental bibliography -- Authors' biographies
Control code
201006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 electronic text (xii, 73 p. : ill.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Abstract freely available; full-text restricted to subscribers or individual document purchasers
Isbn
9781608451524
Other control number
10.2200/S00248ED1V01Y201006ETS012
Other physical details
digital file
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)gtp00541888
  • (OCoLC)641710406
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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