Field Guide To Appropriate Technology

Hardcover | March 19, 2003

byBarrett HazeltineEditorChristopher Bull

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This book is an all-in-one "hands-on guide" for nontechnical and technical people working in less developed communities. It has been developed and designed with a prestigious team of authors, each of whom has worked extensively in developing societies throughout the world.This field guide includes:- Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices- Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and moreTeachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice. * Step-by-step instructions and illustrations showing how to build and maintain a vast array of appropriate technology systems and devices* Unique coverage on healthcare, basic business and project management, principles of design, promotion, scheduling, training, microlending, and more* Teachers, doctors, construction workers, forest and agricultural specialists, scientists and healthcare workers, and religious and government representatives will find this book a first source for advice.

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This book is an all-in-one "hands-on guide" for nontechnical and technical people working in less developed communities. It has been developed and designed with a prestigious team of authors, each of whom has worked extensively in developing societies throughout the world.This field guide includes:- Step-by-step instructions and illust...

Barrett Hazeltine is a Professor of Engineering at Brown University and a registered professional engineer. He is a renowned educator, having received outstanding teaching awards from thirteen senior classes at Brown. In 1985, the award was named for him. Dr. Hazeltine has a wide array of international experience including teaching pos...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:874 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:March 19, 2003Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123351855

ISBN - 13:9780123351852

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Culture and Transfer of Technology
Design Philosophies for Appropriate Technology
Being a Volunteer Overseas

1. Planning and Implementation
Overview
Development Project Management
The New Participation
Prelude to Participatory Management
Social Assessment and Stakeholder Participation
The Human Side of Change
Gender and Technology in the Field
Managing a Small Business
Operations
Purchasing Policy and Procedures
Marketing
Financial Viability and Cash Flow Statement
Costing
Discounted Cash Flow
Microfinance
Planning
Project Selection
Project Evaluation
How to Evaluate
Management of Projects
Design and Construction Oversight
Responsibility for Getting Job Done
Emergency Response Program
Disaster Relief
Exit Strategy
Training
Thinking and Learning Together
Grant Writing
Fund Raising: Social Service Agency in Bolivia
A Summer Internship in Guatemala

2. Energy
Energy Planning
Basics of Electricity
Hydropower
WindPower
Photovoltaics
Cook Stoves
Solar Cookers
Solar Heating (Needs Editing)
Evaporative Cooler
Charcoal Production
Fuel Cells
Batteries
Alcohol as Fuel
Tidal Power

3. Food
Introduction
Agricultural Machinery
Hydroponics, Rooftop and Related Gardens
Urban Gardens
Sustainable Agriculture
Hammer Mill of the ELC CAR
Oil Press
Vegetable Gardening
Intensive Gardening
Soil Fertility And Fertilizer Use
Amaranth: Grain and Vegetable Use
Cassava Production
Cereal Cultivation
Coconut Production
Fruit Growing Under Marginal Conditions
Growing Rice
Rice Paddy: Harvesting, Threshing, Cleaning, and Handling
Shitake Mushrooms
Agroforestry Principles
Aquaculture
Beekeeping
Raising Cattle
Raising Chickens
Raising Ducks
Ostrich Production
Raising Pigs
Raising Rabbits
Raising Sheep and Goats
Nutrition

4. Health
Overview
Words to the Village Health Worker
Community Health Workers
Health Care Delivery System
Culture, Health and the Environment
Medicinal Plants Versus Pharmaceuticals for Tropical Rural Health Care
Traditional Health Practitioners
The Traditional Medical Practitioner In Zimbabwe
Medicinal Plants
Water and Health
Safe Abortion and Post Abortion Care Using MVA
Diarrhea
Malaria: Resurgence of a Deadly Disease
Palliative Care for AIDS Patients
The Health Impacts of Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution
Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution from Biofuel Stoves in Rural Kenya
Dental Health Care
Third World Health Care Needs
Health Guidelines for Travelers

5. Construction
Building
Building Bibliography
Building with Arches, Vaults, and Cupolas
Cob Structures
Straw Bale Construction
Soil Stabilized Bricks
Micro-Concrete Roofing Tile Production
Thatch
Gypsum
Bamboo Reinforced Concrete
Non-Poisonous Timber Protection
Dry Stone Walling: Applications and Techniques

6. Transportation
RickShaws and Bicycles
Using Oxen for Farm Work and Transportation
Pack Animals (Needs Figures)
Low Cost Transport Device
Wheel Manufacturing Technology
Boats
Earth Road Construction
Small Scale Bridge Building
Emergency River Crossing
Ropeways in the Hindu Kush

7. Household Technologies
Spinning and Weaving
Dyeing
Treadle Sewing Machine
Silk Production
Soap Manufacturing
Candles
Chalk
Pottery Making
Basketry
Making Articles from Paper Waste
Making Rope
Recycling and Re-Using Rubber
Understanding Small Scale Paint Production
Small-Scale Papermaking

8. Water Supply
Water Harvesting and Spreading For Conjunctive Use of Water Resources (Needs Fig.)
Rainwater Collection
Water Saving and Reuse
Wells: Hand Dug and Hand Drilled
Solar Stills
Filtration and Disinfection
Sanitation
Latrines
Composting Toilets
Water Pumps
Hydraulic Ram
Irrigation

9. Tools
Thinking about Tools
Safety
Basic Hand Tools
Sharpening Tools
Basic Technical Math
Machine Tools
Blacksmithing
Folding Machine for Sheet Metal Work
Wire Fence Making Machine

10. Other Technologies
Important Technologies
Telecommunication Services
Land Mines
Land Mine Detection
Mining