UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century

Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century

Research universities are critical contributors to our national research enterprise. They are the principal source of a world-class labor force and fundamental discoveries that enhance our lives and the lives of others around the world. These institutions help to create an educated citizenry capable of making informed and crucial choices as participants in a democratic […]

Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World

Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World

What does Japan’s 2011 nuclear accident have in common with the 2005 flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina? This thought-provoking book presents a compelling account of recent and historical disasters, both natural and human-caused, drawing out common themes and providing a holistic understanding of hazards, disasters and mitigation, for anyone interested in this important […]

Principles of Tsawalk: An Indigenous Approach to Global Crisis

Principles of Tsawalk: An Indigenous Approach to Global Crisis

Tsawalk, or “one,” expresses the Nuu-chah-nulth view that all living things – human, plant, and animal – form part of an integrated whole brought into harmony through constant negotiation and mutual respect. In this book, Umeek argues that contemporary environmental and political crises and the ongoing plight of indigenous peoples reflect a world out of […]

Hormones, Heredity, and Race: Spectacular Failure in Interwar Vienna (Studies in Modern Science, Technology, and the Environment)

Hormones, Heredity, and Race: Spectacular Failure in Interwar Vienna (Studies in Modern Science, Technology, and the Environment)

Early in the twentieth century, arguments about “nature” and “nurture” pitted a rigid genetic determinism against the idea that genes were flexible and open to environmental change. This book tells the story of three Viennese biologists—Paul Kammerer, Julius Tandler, and Eugen Steinach—who sought to show how the environment could shape heredity through the impact of […]

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