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Paperback, 512 pages.
by James R. Mihelcic, Lauren M. Fry, Elizabeth A. Myre, Linda D. Phillips, and Brian D. Barkdoll
Throughout the world, and even in the United States, engineers are tackling the challenges of sustainable development and public health - challenges that engineers are uniquely qualified to address. Yet engineers working abroad on development projects often lack the knowledge and information to design, plan, construct, operate, and maintain technology that is culturally, economically, and geographically appropriate - technology that takes into account gender, does not use significant amounts of fossil fuels, accounts for environmental conditions like water scarcity, and uses local construction materials.