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Authors: Philip S. Anton, Richard Silberglitt, James Schne
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: technology, trends, synergies, information, materials, nano, revolution, bio, global
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2001
ISBN-10: 0833029495
ISBN-13: 9780833029492

Beyond the agricultural and industrial revolutions of the past, a global technology revolution is currently changing the world. This book discusses the broad, multidisciplinary, and synergistic trends in this revolution, including genomics, cloning, biomedical engineering, smart materials, agile manufacturing, nanofabricated computation devices, and integrated microsystems.The revolution

Author: Mark Gould
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: revolution, english, coming, capitalism, development
Number of Pages: 540
Published: 1987-05-19
ISBN-10: 0520061012
ISBN-13: 9780520061019

Author: Jonathan Kelley
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: revolution, national, bolivia, applied, theory, rebirth, inequality
Number of Pages: 302
Published: 1981
ISBN-10: 0520040724
ISBN-13: 9780520040724

Author: Felicia Wu William Butz
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: lessons, revolution, crops, modified, genetically, future
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0833036467
ISBN-13: 9780833036469

Although the number of people in danger of malnutrition worldwide has decreased significantly in the past 30 years, thanks in part to the Green Revolution of the 20th century, an estimated 800 million people still lack adequate access to food. The world is now on the cusp of a second potential agricultural revolution, the so-called Gene Revolution, in which modern biotechnology can enable the production of genetically modified (GM) crops tailored to address chronic agricultural problems in specific regions of the world. This monograph report investigates the circumstances and processes that ca

Author: Robert Darnton
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: france, press, print, revolution
Number of Pages: 388
Published: 1989
ISBN-10: 0520064313
ISBN-13: 9780520064317

Explains the role of printing in the French Revolution and the establishment of the revolutionary government

Author: Mark Thiessen
Publisher: Sidestone Press
Keywords: dutch, opinion, iran, revolution, stability, islamic, island
Number of Pages: 80
Published: 2008-12-31
ISBN-10: 9088900191
ISBN-13: 9789088900198

In 1979, the world was taken by surprise when the Iranian people revolted against their westernized ruling elite, and traded in the Shah for a radical Islamic republic ruled by the most senior Shiite cleric, ayatollah Khomeini. The Islamic revolution of Iran was a breaking point in history. It was the defining moment for Islam in the twentieth century and fuelled the Islamic confidence that has since then only grown. The roots of the revolution were deeply entrenched in the recent history of Iran, yet in the West, almost no one knew what was happening. The rise of ayatollah Khomeini and the Is

Author: Peter B.R. Hazell
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Keywords: revolution, asian
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2009

The Green Revolution brought modern science to bear on a widening Asian food crisis in the 1960s. The speed and scale with which it solved the food problem was remarkable and unprecedented, and it contributed to a substantial reduction in poverty and the launching of broader economic growth in many Asian countries. Improved cereal varieties, fertilizers, irrigation, and modern pest control methods lay at the heart of the Green Revolution, yet it was much more than a technology fix. It also required a supporting economic and policy environment. The need for markets that could handle the surge i
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