Computing Ethics: A Multicultural Approach

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This textbook emphasizes a diversity of values from different cultures, religions, and geographical locations. The book is designed to assist students, computing professionals, and faculty members to act in a more professional and ethical manner. Compelling case studies, ethical reasoning, and cultural perspectives will be included throughout the book, and the authors will apply lessons learned over many years of intense involvement in computing ethics. The text is appropriate either as a main text in a stand-alone ethics course or as a supplementary text for other related courses.

 

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Budiman Minasny is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Agriculture & Environment at the University of Sydney in Australia. He was awarded the QEII Fellowship from the Australian Research Council to develop methodologies for creating a global soil map. His research interest is to link soil observations with process-based models and also to develop empirical models to allow greater understanding of soil variation in space and time.

Brendan Malone is a research fellow of Digital Soil Mapping in the Faculty of Agriculture & Environment at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is working on an Australian Research Council linkage project with the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment where he is developing new and updated spatial soil information systems for new sustainable irrigated agriculture in Tasmania, Australia. Brendan's research interest is in furthering methodologies for digital soil assessments and aligning soil information and related products to the needs and specifications of the soil information end-users.

Alex McBratney is Professor of Soil Science in the Faculty of Agriculture & Environment at the University of Sydney in Australia. He is chief editor of the global soil science journal, Geoderma, and co-editor-in-chief of the book series Progress in Soil Science. Alex is a consummate pedometrician and soil scientist striving to understand soil variation in all its dimensions.

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