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Of the world's total population of 6.5 billion, nearly 5.8 billion people, or 90%, have little or no access to most of the products and services many of us take for granted; in fact, nearly half do not have regular access to food, clean water, or shelter. Design for the Other 90% explores more than 30 projects which reflect the growing movement among designers, engineers, ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 144 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by Cooper Hewitt (first published May 4th 2007)
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Paul
Sep 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Book spends too much time on the Foot Pumps designed to make fresh water wells in Africa, and not enough time on other Appropriate Technology solutions. I realise that the book was designed to go along with a museum exhibit and really focusses on the efforts of one project, but if you want a book on appropriate technology in general, this isn't it.
Kate
Jan 28, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommended to Kate by: Allison
Skimmed it. Sister ordered it on inter-library loan.

Interesting stuff to consider. Somewhat technical but I suppose it would make fascinating reading material for an engineer or very hands-on environmentalist.

I just didn't have the time/attention span to delve into the text.
Daniel
Apr 21, 2009 marked it as to-read
Everyone can benefit from good design.
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