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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

The Public Health Effects of...Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, Peggy Tsai

In the United States, people living in low-income neighborhoods frequently do not have access to affordable healthy food venues, such as supermarkets. Instead, those living in “food deserts” must rely on convenience stores and small neighbo… more

The Public Health Effects of Food Deserts: Workshop Summary
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, Peggy Tsai
National Academies Press , English

National Science Education S...National Research Council, N...

Americans agree that our students urgently need better science education. But what should they be expected to know and be able to do? Can the same expectations be applied across our diverse society?These and other fundamental issues are add… more

National Science Education Standards
National Research Council, National Committee on Science Education Standards
National Academies Press , English

The Courage to Soar Higher: ...Marshall Space Flight Center

Acknowledgements … … … … … … … … … … . .… ixHow to Use This Guide … . . 1Lesson Format … … … 1Unit Overview … … 1Pre-unit Instructions… … . 2Building a Wind Tunne… more

The Courage to Soar Higher: The Story of NASA and the U.S. Space Program (Educational Product, Educators Grades 4-6)
Marshall Space Flight Center
LittleWhiteEbook.com , English

A Survey of Attitudes and Ac...Committee on Assessing Funda...

The same technologies that fuel scientific advances also pose potential risks—that the knowledge, tools, and techniques gained through legitimate biotechnology research could be misused to create biological weapons or for bioterrorism. Thi… more

A Survey of Attitudes and Actions on Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences: A Collaborative Effort of the National Research Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Committee on Assessing Fundamental Attitudes of Life Scientists as a Basis for Biosecurity Education, Security, and Cooperation Development, Board on Life Sciences, Policy and Global Affairs, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English

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

Potential Health Risks to DO...Committee on Potential Healt...

Lead is a ubiquitous metal in the environment, and its adverse effects on human health are well documented. Lead interacts at multiple cellular sites and can alter protein function in part through binding to amino acid sulfhydryl and carbox… more

Potential Health Risks to DOD Firing-Range Personnel from Recurrent Lead Exposure
Committee on Potential Health Risks from Recurrent Lead Exposure of DOD Firing-Range Personnel, Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English

Measuring What We Spend: Tow...Don A. Dillman, Carol C. Hou...

The Consumer Expenditure (CE) surveys are the only source of information on the complete range of consumers’ expenditures and incomes in the United States, as well as the characteristics of those consumers. The CE consists of two separate s… more

Measuring What We Spend: Toward a New Consumer Expenditure Survey
Don A. Dillman, Carol C. House, Panel on Redesigning the BLS Consumer Expenditure Surveys, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English

America's Energy Future: Tec...Committee on America's Energ...

Energy production and use touch our lives in countless ways. We are reminded of the cost of energy every time we fill up at the gas pump, pay an electricity bill, or purchase an airline ticket. Energy use also has important indirect impacts… more

America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation: Summary Edition
Committee on America’s Energy Future, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English

Medical Care Economic Risk: ...Gooloo S. Wunderlich, Panel ...

The United States has seen major advances in medical care during the past decades, but access to care at an affordable cost is not universal. Many Americans lack health care insurance of any kind, and many others with insurance are nonethel… more

Medical Care Economic Risk: Measuring Financial Vulnerability from Spending on Medical Care
Gooloo S. Wunderlich, Panel on Measuring Medical Care Risk in Conjunction with the New Supplemental Income Poverty Measure, Committee on National Statistics, Board on Health Care Services, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Institut
National Academies Press , English

Underground Engineering for ...Committee on Underground Geo...

For thousands of years, the underground has provided humans refuge, useful resources, physical support for surface structures, and a place for spiritual or artistic expression. More recently, many urban services have been placed underground… more

Underground Engineering for Sustainable Urban Development
Committee on Underground GeoEngineering for Sustainable Development, Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English

Engineering in K-12 Educatio...National Research Council, C...

Engineering education in K-12 classrooms is a small but growing phenomenon that may have implications for engineering and also for the other “STEM” subjects—science, technology, and mathematics. Specifically, engineering education may impr… more

Engineering in K-12 Education: Understanding the Status and Improving the Prospects
National Research Council, Committee on Understanding and Improving K-12 Engi
National Academies Press , English

A Framework for K-12 Science...Helen Quinn, Heidi Schweingr...

Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity’s most pressing current and future challenges. The United States’ position in the global economy is declining, in p… more

A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas
Helen Quinn, Heidi Schweingruber, Thomas Keller, Committee on Conceptual Framework for the New K-12 Science Education Standards, National Research Council
National Academies Press , English

On-Line Data-Acquisition Sys...H. W. Fulbright et al, Natio...

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The first digital electronic device employed to collect nuclear data was the binary electronic counter (scaler) of the 1930’s. In the next decade single and multichannel pulse-height analyzers appeared, still using vacuum tubes. In the 1950… more

On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969
H. W. Fulbright et al, National Research Council

America's Future in Space: A...National Research Council, C...

As civil space policies and programs have evolved, the geopolitical environment has changed dramatically. Although the U.S. space program was originally driven in large part by competition with the Soviet Union, the nation now finds itself … more

America’s Future in Space: Aligning the Civil Space Program with National Needs
National Research Council, Committee on the Rationale and Goals of the U.S. C
National Academies Press , English

Design, Make, Play: Growing ...

Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators is a resource for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and program developers that illuminates creative, cutting edge ways to inspire and motivate young people about sci… more

Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators
Routledge , 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

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

Capabilities for the Future:...National Research Council, C...

Over the past 5 years or more, there has been a steady and significant decrease in NASA’s laboratory capabilities, including equipment, maintenance, and facility upgrades. This adversely affects the support of NASA’s scientists, who rely on… more

Capabilities for the Future: An Assessment of NASA Laboratories for Basic Research
National Research Council, Committee on the Assessment of NASA Laboratory Cap
National Academies Press , English

An Enabling Foundation for N...National Research Council, C...

NASA’s space and Earth science program is composed of two principal components: spaceflight projects and mission-enabling activities. Most of the budget of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is applied to spaceflight missions, but NASmore

An Enabling Foundation for NASA’s Space and Earth Science Missions
National Research Council, Committee on the Role and Scope of Mission-Enablin
National Academies Press , English

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