Sparks from the Spirit: From Science to Innovation, Development, and Sustainability, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Sparks from the Spirit

From Science to Innovation, Development, and Sustainability, 1st Edition

By Yongyuth Yuthavong

Jenny Stanford Publishing

286 pages | 22 Color Illus. | 13 B/W Illus.

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The sparks from the spirit of science include not only new knowledge but also innovations, the major ingredients of development and sustainability. This book creates an understanding of science and its role in innovation and sustainable development and points out unfilled gaps in human development. It highlights opportunities for societies to overcome obstacles in development. The book is written in an easy-to-understand manner, avoiding technical jargon, and contains case studies, practical examples, and historical perspectives. It is intended for a general, especially young readership and will appeal to those curious about the nature of science and its benefits, together with its possible pitfalls.

Table of Contents

The Spirit of Science

The Spirit Has Sparks

Nurturing the Spirit, Enhancing the Sparks

Cultivating the Brain

Creating the Sparks from the Spirit

What Is Science For?

Present and New Challenges

Addressing the Base of the Pyramid

Danger and Risks in the Sparks

Sparks for Sustainable Development

Moving beyond Sustainability

About the Author

Yongyuth Yuthavong studied chemistry in the UK and worked at Mahidol University, Thailand. He received the Outstanding Scientist of Thailand award and the Nikkei Asia Prize for Science, Technology and Innovation from the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan, for his work on malaria and antimalarials. He was the first president of the Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency, former Minister of Science and Technology, and former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Pollution Control