This reference source lists and summarizes nearly one thousand English-language articles and books published from the late 1970s to the early 1990s that treat the subject of science and technology in developing countries. These are organized by major topics, including appropriate technology, agriculture, technology transfer, innovation diffusion, environment and health, economics, education, research and development, politics, distribution of benefits, communication, the discipline of science, and science and technology in development. Entries are numbered and keywords are provided at the end of each summary. Indexes make it easy for readers to locate entries by keyword, subject, or author's name. A valuable introduction for non-specialists, this work can also familiarize specialists with relevant literature outside their own disciplines.
Stephen Voss, Jr. is a doctoral candidate in the Government Department of Harvard University. Carl L. Bankston III is a doctoral candidate at Louisiana State University. Wesley Shrum has been on the faculty of the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University since 1982. He has served as secretary of the Society for Social Studies of Science since 1987.