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Technology, 5th Edition

Technology, 5th Edition
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By: Dr. R. Thomas Wright

ISBN: 978-1-59070-718-0
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2008
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $62.00
School Price: $46.50


The latest edition of Technology will help students realize how technology affects people and the world in which we live. Numerous illustrations and easy-to-read text enable understanding of how people use technology and why technological systems work the way they do. Student-friendly features, such as Tomorrow's Technology Today, Technology Explained, Connections to Technology, and Career Corners, provide numerous practical examples of the impacts of technology on our world. This edition of the book has a broadened scope, with information on automation and robotics, digital photography, digital signals, and job skills and employment. The book is fully correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy.

Previous Edition
Technology, 4th Edition

Table of Contents

  1. Technology: A Dynamic, Human System
  2. Technology as a System
  3. Types of Technological Systems
  4. Inputs to Technological Systems
  5. Technological Processes
  6. Outputs and Feedback and Control
  7. Production Tools and Their Safe Use
  8. Measurement Systems and Tools and Their Role in Technology
  9. The Problem-Solving and Design Process
10. Developing Design Solutions
11. Evaluating Design Solutions
12. Communicating Design Solutions
13. Using Technology to Produce Artifacts
14. The Types of Material Resources and How They Are Obtained
15. Processing Resources
16. Manufacturing Products
17. Constructing Structures
18. Using and Servicing Products and Structures
19. Using Technology to Communicate
20. Printed Graphic Communication
21. Photographic Communication
22. Telecommunication
23. Computer and Internet Communication
24. Using Technology to Transport
25. Transportation Vehicles
26. Operating Transportation Systems
27. Energy: The Foundation of Technology
28. Energy Conversion Systems
29. Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies
30. Food-Processing Technologies
31. Medical and Health Technologies
32. Organizing a Technological Enterprise
33. Operating Technological Enterprises
34. Using and Assessing Technology
35. Technology: A Societal View
36. Technology: A Personal View

Look Inside

   sample Introduction (PDF, 327 KB)
   sample Chapter 10 (PDF, 410 KB)
   sample Chapter 17 (PDF, 812 KB)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 1.76 MB)
   sample Chapter 4 (PPS, 1.92 MB)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Technology Education)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Engineering Systems (PDF, 106 KB)
Principles of Engineering, Grades 9-12
Conceptual Engineering Technology, Grades 9-12
Impacts of Contemporary Technology, Grades 9-12
Technology Concepts, Grades 9-12
   PDF General Technology Education, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 144 KB)
   PDF Maryland Technology Education Voluntary State Curriculum Correlation (PDF, 225 KB)
Foundations of Technology
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Dr. R. Thomas Wright - is one of the leading figures in technology-education curriculum development in the United States. Dr. Wright has served the profession through many professional offices. These offices include President of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and President of the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE). His work has been recognized through the ITEEA Academy of Fellows award and Award of Distinction, the CTTE Technology Teacher Educator of the Year, the Epsilon Pi Tau Laureate Citation and Distinguished Service Citation, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the Governor of Indiana, the Bellringer Award from the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Ball State University Faculty of the Year Award and George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professorship, and the EEA-Ship Citation. Dr. Wright's educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Stout State University, a master of science degree from Ball State University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland. His teaching experience consists of 3 years as a junior high instructor in California and 37 years as a university instructor at Ball State University. In addition, he has also been a visiting professor at Colorado State University; Oregon State University; and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 768 978-1-59070-718-0 $62.00$46.50
Student Activity Manual 140 978-1-59070-720-3 $17.28$12.96
* Teacher's Wraparound Edition 864 978-1-59070-719-7 $88.00$66.00*
* Teacher's Manual 342 978-1-59070-721-0 $80.00$60.00*
* Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-59070-723-4 $260.00$195.00*
* Teacher's Resource Binder 382 978-1-59070-722-7 $200.00$150.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 2688 slides 978-1-59070-805-7 $240.00$180.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 2688 slides 978-1-59070-806-4 $600.00$450.00*
Companion Website View Site
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