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Pacey, Arnold

Overview
Works: 50 works in 315 publications in 7 languages and 7,958 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: T15, 609
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Most widely held works by Arnold Pacey
Meaning in technology by Arnold Pacey( )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In previous books, Arnold Pacey has written about the role of ideas and ideals in the creation of technology, about the global history of technology, and about the complex interaction of political, cultural, economic, and scientific influences on the course of technological practice. In Meaning in Technology, he explores how an individual's sense of purpose and meaning in life can affect the shape and use of technology. Stressing that there is no hierarchy of meaning in technology, he argues against reductionism in interpreting technology in a human context, and for acknowledgment of the role of human experience of purpose when it helps to express meaning in technology. - Jacket flap
The culture of technology by Arnold Pacey( Book )

47 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines our often conflicting attitudes toward nuclear weapons, biological technologies, pollution, Third World development, automation, social medicine, and industrial decline. It disputes the common idea that technology is 'value-free' and shows that its development and use are conditioned by many factors-political and cultural as well as economic and scientific. Many examples from a variety of cultures are presented. These range from the impact of snowmobiles in North America to the use of water pumps in rural India, and from homemade toys in Africa to electricity generation in Britain-all showing how the complex interaction of many influences in every community affects technological practice"--Provider website
The maze of ingenuity : ideas and idealism in the development of technology by Arnold Pacey( Book )

40 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology in world civilization : a thousand-year history by Arnold Pacey( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this very different book, Arnold Pacey takes a global view, placing the development of technology squarely in a "world civilization."
Seasonal dimensions to rural poverty by Robert Chambers( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultural development and nutrition by Arnold Pacey( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farmer first : farmer innovation and agricultural research by Robert Chambers( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that farmers in resource-poor areas are innovators and adaptors, and that agricultural research must take farmers' own agendas and priorities into account
Water for the thousand millions by Intermediate Technology Development Group( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Millions of Americans take personality tests each year: to get a job, to pursue an education, to settle a legal dispute, to better understand themselves and others." "Combining cutting-edge research, engaging reporting, and absorbing history, Paul uncovers the way these allegedly neutral instruments are in fact shaped by the agendas of industry and government. She documents the dangers of their intrusive questions, biased assumptions, and limiting labels. And she exposes the flawed theories and faulty methods that render their results unreliable and invalid. Personality tests, she contends, produce descriptions of people that are nothing like human beings as they actually are: complicated, contradictory, changeable across time and place."--Jacket
Sanitation in developing countries( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rainwater harvesting : the collection of rainfall and run-off in rural areas by Arnold Pacey( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an exploration of rainwater catchment tanks for drinking water and traditional methods of runoff farming in which rainwater is channeled to planted areas. In poor countries, rainwater catchment tanks are usually built smaller than optimum technical size because of cost considerations. In addition, it is quite common for users to rapidly consume collected water, leaving a subsequent dry period when no water is available. Runoff farming has been successful in the Negev desert in Israel (in winter), in the southwestern United States, and in other countries (notably India, which may offer the most relevant experience for other tropical areas). One key to identifying successful conditions for runoff farming is the balance between rainfall and evaporation during the growing season, and the distribution of storms. Areas with occasional heavy rainfall but hot growing seasons may be less suited for runoff farming than areas with less heavy but more consistent rainfall and lower temperatures
Gardening for better nutrition : an Oxfam document by Arnold Pacey( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A development dialogue : rainwater harvesting in Turkana by Adrian Cullis( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval architectural drawing : English craftsmen's methods and their later persistence (c.1200-1700) by Arnold Pacey( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How monuments such as Wells Cathedral or York Minster were conceived and built will always excite wonder, but for the first time this book presents newly discovered clues based on some of the builders' drawings. It also offers a long view of craftsmen's drawing techniques over five centuries
Hand pump maintenance in the context of community well projects : an Oxfam document by Arnold Pacey( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet is part of an Oxfam series on socially appropriate technology. The author looks at community well projects in developing countries and examines why over 60% of these break down and/or are not used. The reason for this is not due to faulty design of the pumps themselves, but because " ... the community or village has not been adequately involved in the project in the first place, and has not accepted the social responsibility for the task of maintaining the pump."
Rural sanitation : planning and appraisal : an Oxfam document by Arnold Pacey( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who built Beverley Minster?( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les paysans d'abord : les innovations des agriculteurs et la recherche agronomique( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in French and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El laberinto del ingenio : ideas e idealismo en el desarrollo de la tecnología by Arnold Pacey( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivere con la tecnologia by Arnold Pacey( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionaries British/h by Arnold Pacey( )

2 editions published in 2019 in Undetermined and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Meaning in technology
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The culture of technologyThe maze of ingenuity : ideas and idealism in the development of technologyTechnology in world civilization : a thousand-year historyFarmer first : farmer innovation and agricultural researchRainwater harvesting : the collection of rainfall and run-off in rural areasGardening for better nutrition : an Oxfam documentA development dialogue : rainwater harvesting in TurkanaMedieval architectural drawing : English craftsmen's methods and their later persistence (c.1200-1700)
Alternative Names
Pacey, A.

Pacey, Arnold

パーシー, アーノルド

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