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Individual preparedness and response to chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological terrorist attacks by Lynn E Davis( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even people who consider themselves prepared to deal with common emergencies might not know what to do during a chemical, radiological, nuclear, or biological attack. This quick guide offers suggestions about how individuals can prepare for such attacks and what actions they can take during each type of attack to protect their own health and safety--and, possibly, their own lives
Immigration reconsidered : history, sociology, and politics by Virginia Yans-McLaughlin( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GIFT APLS 7-29-03 $16.95
Alvarez : adventures of a physicist by Luis W Alvarez( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of physicist Robert Alvarez recounting his live and work in the field of physics
Memoirs of an unregulated economist by George J Stigler( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published as part of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation program"--Page [ii]. Includes index
Vision, brain, and cooperative computation by Michael A Arbib( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pilgrims( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorated each year at Thanksgiving, no chapter in American history has been more clouded in myth, legend and venerable cliche than the story of the Pilgrims
Eye movements in reading : perceptual and language processes by Keith Rayner( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye Movements in Reading: Perceptual and Language Processes focuses on eye movement and cognitive processes as a way to study the reading process. This book also discusses the different aspects of reading. Organized into seven parts encompassing 26 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the perceptual and psychophysical factors essential to eye movement during reading. This book then explains how some psychophysical factors, such as type size and masking, affect the reading performance. Other chapters consider the role of transient and sustained cells, as well as their possible effect
The Future of college mathematics : proceedings of a conference/workshop on the first two years of college mathematics by Anthony Ralston( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conference of which these are the proceedings was held in June-July 1982 at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The purpose was to discuss the restructuring of the first two years of college mathematics to provide some balance between the traditional calculus-linear algebra sequence, and discrete mathematics. The volume contains 21 papers presenting arguments both for and against such a change and some ideas as to what a new curriculum might look like. Such topics as symbolic manipulation and algorithms problem solving and modeling, mathematical needs in other subject areas, statistics, and remedial mathematics were included. The papers were generally distributed before the conference, and the discussion transcript follows each paper. The third day of the meeting was devoted to three workshops, two concerned with the curriculum itself and one focusing on the problems of implementing a new curriculum. (Mns)
The Great War, 1918 by David G McCullough( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that focuses on the end of World War I through personal accounts, letters and diaries of soldiers
Research libraries and technology; a report to the Sloan Foundation by Herman Howe Fussler( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libraries and technology from several perspectives; Some current aspects of the large University Library; Bibliographical and library processing functions; Shared resources, photocopying, and facsmile transmission; The computer and the library; Examples of computer applications in library operations and information access; Some general observations and conclusions
Cognitive psychophysiology : event-related potentials and the study of cognition by Emanuel Donchin( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding quantitative history by Loren Haskins( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blended learning : research perspectives by Anthony G Picciano( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied population biology by S. K Jain( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An increasing variety of biological problems involving resource management, conservation and environmental quality have been dealt with using the principles of population biology (defined to include population dynamics, genetics and certain aspects of community ecology). There appears to be a mixed record of successes and failures and almost no critical synthesis or reviews that have attempted to discuss the reasons and ways in which population biology, with its remarkable theoretical as well as experimental advances, could find more useful application in agriculture, forestry, fishery, medicine and resource and environmental management. This book provides examples of state-of-the-art applications by a distinguished group of researchers in several fields. The diversity of topics richly illustrates the scientific and economic breadth of their discussions as well as epistemological and comparative analyses by the authors and editors. Several principles and common themes are emphasized and both strengths and potential sources of uncertainty in applications are discussed. This volume will hopefully stimulate new interdisciplinary avenues of problem-solving research
Community ecology : workshop held at Davis, CA, April 1986( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of the workshop on Community Ecology at Davis was specifically to explore the role of scale in developing a theoretical approach to understanding communities. A number of aspects of scale enter into attempts to understand ecological communities. One is organizational scale. Should community ecology proceed by building up from population biology? This question and its ramifications are stressed throughout the book and explored in Ch. 1 by S.A. Levin. Notions of scale have long been important in understanding physical systems. In interactions of organisms with their physical environment, questions of scale become paramount, as illustrated in Ch. 2 by A. Okubo. Other questions are, for example, how many details, such as genetics or age structure, need to be included in the models of population biology? Moreover, determination of the right scale to use in a given situation is not always easy, yet it is always a first step both in practical and in theoretical work. These questions are considered by A. Hastings and P. Kareiva/M. Anderson. These chapters set the stage for the next four, dealing explicitly with basic questions of why communities have the numbers, densities and species observed. These are explored by P. Chesson, J. Cohen, S. Pimm and P. Yodzis. This book, without providing final answers to questions about scale, provides an up-to-date demonstration of some aspects and consequences of the subject
The Merging of disciplines : new directions in pure, applied, and computational mathematics : proceedings of a symposium held in honor of Gail S. Young at the University of Wyoming, August 8-10, 1985 by Richard E Ewing( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the Proceedings of the symposium held at the University of Wyoming in August, 1985, to honor Gail Young on his seventieth birthday (which actually took place on October 3, 1985) and on the occasion of his retirement. Nothing can seem more natural to a mathematician in this country than to honor Gail Young. Gail embodies all the qualities that a mathematician should possess. He is an active and effective research mathematician, having written over sixty pa pers in topology, n-dimensional analysis, complex variables, and "miscellanea." He is an outstanding expositor, as his fine book Topology, written with J.G. Hocking (Addison Wesley, 1961), amply demonstrates. He has a superlative record in public office of outstanding, unstinting service to the mathematical community and to the cause of education. But what makes Gail unique and special is that throughout all aspects of his distinguished career, he has emphasized human values in everything he has done. In touching the lives of so many of us, he has advanced the entire profession. Deservedly, he has innumerable friends in the mathematical community, the academic community, and beyond
New directions in two-year college mathematics : proceedings of the Sloan Foundation Conference on two-year College Mathematics, held July11-14 at Menlo College in Atherton, California by Donald J Albers( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and German and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By Donald J. Albers ix INTRODUCTION In July of 1984 the first national conference on mathematics education in two-year colleges was held at Menlo College. The conference was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Two-year colleges account for more than one-third of all undergraduate enrollments in mathematics, and more than one-half of all college freshmen are enrolled in two-year colleges. These two facts alone suggest the importance of mathematics education in two-year colleges, particularly to secondary schools, four-year colleges, and universities. For a variety of reasons, four-year colleges and universities are relatively unaware of two-year colleges. Arthur Cohen, who was a participant at the "New Directions" conference warns: "Four-year colleges and universities ignore two-year colleges at their own peril." Ross Taylor, another conference participant, encouraged two-year college faculty to be ever mindful of their main source of students--secondary schools- and to work hard to strengthen their ties with them. There are many other reasons why it was important to examine two-year college mathematics from a national perspective: 1. Over the last quarter century, rio other sector of higher education has grown so rapidly as have two-year colleges. Their enrollments tripled in the 60's, doubled in the 70's, and continue to increase rapidly in the 80's. x 2. Twenty-five years ago, two-year colleges accounted for only one-seventh of all undergraduate mathematics enrollments; today the fraction is more than one-third
A Practical introduction to videohistory : the Smithsonian Institution and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation experiment( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. scientific and technical workforce : improving data for decisionmaking( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns about the size and adequacy of the U.S. scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematics workforce have been voiced repeatedly over the years, though surpluses have been more common than shortages. The RAND Corporation convened conference documented here worked to explore the limitations of existing data and to uncover possible improvements. This volume presents the papers delivered and discussed at the workshop, as well as RAND's synthesis of workforce data needs and opportunities for meeting those needs
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Individual preparedness and response to chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological terrorist attacks
Immigration reconsidered : history, sociology, and politicsVision, brain, and cooperative computationBlended learning : research perspectivesApplied population biologyThe U.S. scientific and technical workforce : improving data for decisionmaking
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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, inc., New York

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation organisation philanthropique américaine

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation US-amerikanische philanthropische Non-Profit-Organisation

Alfred P. Sloane foundation

Fondation Sloan

Fondazione Alfred P. Sloan organizzazione filantropica americana

Fundación Alfred P. Sloan

Fundacja Alfreda P. Sloana

New York Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Sloan (Alfred P.) Foundation, inc., New York

Sloan foundation

Sloan Foundation, inc

Sloan Foundation (New York)

Фонд Альфреда Слоуна

Фундація Альфреда Слоуна

앨프리드 P. 슬론 재단




English (139)

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