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Climate Change: Evidence, Im... - Division on Earth and Life S...
 

Climate Change: Evidence, Im...Division on Earth and Life S...

What is climate? Climate is commonly thought of as the expected weather conditions at a given location over time. People know when they go to New York City in winter, they should take a heavy coat. When they visit the Pacific Northwest, the… more

Climate Change: Evidence, Impacts, and Choices
Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English
Great Books for Babies and T... - Kathleen Odean
 

Great Books for Babies and T...Kathleen Odean

“The ideal time to begin sharing books with children is during babyhood, even with children as young as six weeks.”—Starting Out Right National Research CouncilAll parents hope to give their children the best possible start in life. Many … more

Great Books for Babies and Toddlers: More Than 500 Recommended Books for Your Child’s First Three Years
Kathleen Odean
Ballantine Books , English
Recognition and Alleviation ... - National Research Council, C...
 

Recognition and Alleviation ...National Research Council, C...

The use of animals in research adheres to scientific and ethical principles that promote humane care and practice. Scientific advances in our understanding of animal physiology and behavior often require theories to be revised and standards… more

Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals
National Research Council, Committee on Recognition and Alleviation of Pain i
National Academies Press , English
Severe Space Weather Events-... - Committee on the Societal an...
 

Severe Space Weather Events-...Committee on the Societal an...

The adverse effects of extreme space weather on modern technology—power grid outages, high-frequency communication blackouts, spacecraft anomalies—are well known and well documented, and the physical processes underlying space weather are… more

Severe Space Weather Events—Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts: A Workshop Report
Committee on the Societal and Economic Impacts of Severe Space Weather Events: A Workshop, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English
Focusing on Children's Healt... - National Research Council, I...
 

Focusing on Children's Healt...National Research Council, I...

Socioeconomic conditions are known to be major determinants of health at all stages of life, from pregnancy through childhood and adulthood. “Life-course epidemiology” has added a further dimension to the understanding of the social determi… more

Focusing on Children’s Health: Community Approaches to Addressing Health Disparities: Workshop Summary
National Research Council, Institute of Medicine
National Academies Press , English
Experimentation and Rapid Pr... - National Research Council, C...
 

Experimentation and Rapid Pr...National Research Council, C...

The U.S. military forces currently face a nontraditional threat from insurgents and terrorists who primarily employ improvised explosive devices, and have shown a cycle of adaptation of less than 12 months to responses by U.S. forces to cou… more

Experimentation and Rapid Prototyping in Support of Counterterrorism
National Research Council, Committee on Experimentation and Rapid Prototyping
National Academies Press , English
A Review of the NIOSH Roadma... - Catharyn T. Liverman, Alan R...
 

A Review of the NIOSH Roadma...Catharyn T. Liverman, Alan R...

Although asbestos is no longer mined in the United States, prior and ongoing exposures to asbestos continue to contribute to respiratory diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. To examine ongoing issues and concerns i… more

A Review of the NIOSH Roadmap for Research on Asbestos Fibers and Other Elongate Mineral Particles
Catharyn T. Liverman, Alan R. Nelson, Elizabeth A. Eide, Eileen Abt
National Academies Press , English
How Students Learn: History,... - Committee on How People Lear...
 

How Students Learn: History,...Committee on How People Lear...

How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom… more

How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom
Committee on How People Learn, A Targeted Report for Teachers, Center for Studies on Behavior and Development, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences Board on Behavioral, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English
Radioisotope Power Systems: ... - Radioisotope Power Systems C...
 

Radioisotope Power Systems: ...Radioisotope Power Systems C...

Spacecraft require electrical energy. This energy must be available in the outer reaches of the solar system where sunlight is very faint. It must be available through lunar nights that last for 14 days, through long periods of dark and col… more

Radioisotope Power Systems: An Imperative for Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Space Exploration
Radioisotope Power Systems Committee, Space Studies Board, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English
Toward Sustainable Agricultu... - National Research Council, C...
 

Toward Sustainable Agricultu...National Research Council, C...

In the last 20 years, there has been a remarkable emergence of innovations and technological advances that are generating promising changes and opportunities for sustainable agriculture, yet at the same time the agricultural sector worldwid… more

Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century
National Research Council, Committee on Twenty-First Century Systems Agricult
National Academies Press , English
Achieving Effective Acquisit... - National Research Council, C...
 

Achieving Effective Acquisit...National Research Council, C...

In the military, information technology (IT) has enabled profound advances in weapons systems and the management and operation of the defense enterprise. A significant portion of the Department of Defense (DOD) budget is spent on capabiliti… more

Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense
National Research Council, Committee on Improving Processes and Policies for
National Academies Press , English
Sustainable Water and Enviro... - Committee on Sustainable Wat...
 

Sustainable Water and Enviro...Committee on Sustainable Wat...

Extensively modified over the last century and a half, California’s San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary remains biologically diverse and functions as a central element in California’s water supply system. Uncertainties about the future, acti… more

Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta
Committee on Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta, Water Science and Technology Board, Ocean Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English
Report of a Workshop on The ... - National Research Council, C...
 

Report of a Workshop on The ...National Research Council, C...

Report of a Workshop on the Scope and Nature of Computational Thinking presents a number of perspectives on the definition and applicability of computational thinking. For example, one idea expressed during the workshop is that computationa… more

Report of a Workshop on The Scope and Nature of Computational Thinking
National Research Council, Committee for the Workshops on Computational Think
National Academies Press , English
Inquiry and the National Sci... - Committee on the Development...
 

Inquiry and the National Sci...Committee on the Development...

This practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry is the long awaited addendum to the 1995 National Science Education Standards. This terrific new book illustrates how inquiry-based education helps students learn science… more

Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning
Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry, National Research Council, Steve Olson, Susan Loucks-Horsley
National Academies Press , English
Community Colleges in the Ev... - Steve Olson, Jay B. Labov, P...
 

Community Colleges in the Ev...Steve Olson, Jay B. Labov, P...

The National Research Council (NRC) and National Academy of Engineering (NAE) have released a new report, Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a Summit. Based on a national summit that was supported by the… more

Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a Summit
Steve Olson, Jay B. Labov, Planning Committee on Evolving Relationships and Dynamics Between Two- and Four-Year Colleges and Universities, Board on Higher Education and Workforce, DELS Board on Life Sciences, Board on Science Education, NAE Engineering Ed
National Academies Press , English
Evaluation of Future Strateg... - Committee on the Evaluation ...
 

Evaluation of Future Strateg...Committee on the Evaluation ...

The U.S. Capitol Complex in Washington, D.C., comprises some of the most historic and symbolic buildings in the nation. The steam and chilled water required to heat and cool these buildings and related equipment is generated and distributed… more

Evaluation of Future Strategic and Energy Efficient Options for the U.S. Capitol Power Plant
Committee on the Evaluation of Future Strategic and Energy Efficient Alternatives for the U.S Capitol Power Plant, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English
International critical tables of numerical data, physics, chemistry and te
National Research Council (U.S.), Clarence Jay West, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), International Council of Scientific Unions
Old Classics , English
Understanding the Changing P... - National Research Council, C...
 

Understanding the Changing P...National Research Council, C...

From the oceans to continental heartlands, human activities have altered the physical characteristics of Earth’s surface. With Earth’s population projected to peak at 8 to 12 billion people by 2050 and the additional stress of climate chang… more

Understanding the Changing Planet: Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences
National Research Council, Committee on Strategic Directions for the Geograph
National Academies Press , English
Best Practices in State and ... - Charles W. Wessner, Committe...
 

Best Practices in State and ...Charles W. Wessner, Committe...

Most of the policy discussion about stimulating innovation has focused on the federal level. This study focuses on the significant activity at the state level, with the goal of improving the public’s understanding of key policy strategies a… more

Best Practices in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives: Competing in the 21st Century
Charles W. Wessner, Committee on Competing in the 21st Century: Best Practice in State and Regional Innovation Initiatives, Technology, and Economic Policy Board on Science, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English
Mathematics Learning in Earl... - National Research Council, C...
 

Mathematics Learning in Earl...National Research Council, C...

Early childhood mathematics is vitally important for young children’s present and future educational success. Research has demonstrated that virtually all young children have the capability to learn and become competent in mathematics. Furt… more

Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Toward Excellence and Equity
National Research Council, Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics
National Academies Press , English

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