Sparks from the Spirit: From Science to Innovation, Development, and Sustainability

Yongyuth Yuthavong

December 20, 2017 by Pan Stanford
Reference - 286 Pages - 22 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9789814774574 - CAT# N12033


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  • Presents simplified picture of science and its benefits, written in non-technical language, and illustrated by a famous cartoonist.
  • Explains how science leads to new knowledge, innovation, and sustainable development.
  • Points out unfilled gaps in human development and potential risks of science.
  • Looks beyond sustainability in the future of humankind.


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.


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