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National Academies Press (U.S.)

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Works: 809 works in 1,296 publications in 1 language and 31,233 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Geographic information systems 
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Classifications: RJ399.C6, 660.6
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Most widely held works about National Academies Press (U.S.)
 
Most widely held works by National Academies Press (U.S.)
Progress in preventing childhood obesity : focus on communities( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biotechnology unzipped : promises & realities by Eric S Grace( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an introduction to the complex subject of biotechnology for general readers
Overcoming challenges to develop countermeasures against aerosolized bioterrorism agents : appropriate use of animal models by Committee on Animal Models for Testing Interventions Against Aerosolized Bioterrorism Agents( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) gives the highest priority to developing countermeasures against bioterrorism agents that are highly infective when dispersed in aerosol form. Developing drugs to prevent or treat illnesses caused by bioterrorism agents requires testing their effectiveness in animals since human clinical trials would be unethical. At the request of NIAID, the National Academies conducted a study to examine how such testing could be improved. The report provides recommendations to researchers on selecting the kinds of animal models, aerosol generators, and bioterrorism agent doses that would produce conditions that most closely mimic the disease process in humans. It also urges researchers to fully document experimental parameters in the literature so that studies can be reproduced and compared. The report recommends that all unclassified data on bioterrorism agent studies--including unclassified, unpublished data from U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infections Diseases (USAMRIID)--be published in the open literature. The report also calls on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to improve the process by which bioterrorism countermeasures are approved based on the results of animal studies
The U.S. commitment to global health : recommendations for the public and private sectors by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1 -- 1 Introduction 17 -- Defining Global Health and the Scope of This Report 18 -- Building on Prior Success and New Commitments to Strengthen Global Health Achievements 24 -- Future Commitments to Global Health 32 -- References 33 -- 2 Scale Up Existing Interventions To Achieve Significant Health Gains 39 -- Achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 39 -- Prepare for Emerging Global Challenges of the Twenty-First Century 52 -- Address Neglected Health Systems 62 -- References 68 -- 3 Generate and Share Knowledge To Address Health Problems Endemic To The Global Poor 79 -- Generate Knowledge to Benefit the Global Poor 79 -- Share Knowledge That Enables Local Problem Solvers 94 -- References 101 -- 4 Invest in People, Institutions, and Capacity Building With Global Partners 107 -- Long-Term Institutional Capacity Building 107 -- Rectify the Health Workforce Crisis 117 -- References 126 -- 5 Increase U.S. Financial Commitments To Global Health 131 -- Finance the Global Health Funding Gap 131 -- Address the Global Health Research Funding Gap 144 -- References 149 -- 6 Set The Example of Engaging In Respectful Partnerships 153 -- Global Health Governance 153 -- Global Partnership 155 -- Local Partnership 160 -- References 166 -- 7 Call To Action 169 -- A Prominent Role for Health in U.S. Foreign Policy 169 -- Increase Coordination and Coherence Within the U.S. Government 173 -- Call for Summit to Highlight U.S. Commitment to Global Health 179 -- References 180
Learning to think spatially by National Academies Press (U.S.)( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how spatial thinking might be incorporated into existing standards-based instruction across the school curriculum. Spatial thinking must be recognized as a fundamental part of K 12 education and as an integrator and a facilitator for problem solving across the curriculum. With advances in computing technologies and the increasing availability of geospatial data, spatial thinking will play a significant role in the information-based economy of the twenty-first century. Using appropriately designed support systems tailored to the K 12 context, spatial thinking can be taught formally to all students. A geographic information system (GIS) offers one example of a high-technology support system that can enable students and teachers to practice and apply spatial thinking in many areas of the curriculum
Drawing Louisiana's new map : addressing land loss in coastal Louisiana by National Research Council( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Introduction -- History and causes of land loss in Louisiana -- History of coastal protection in Louisiana -- LCA study -- Origin and scope of the current study -- 2. The historic and existing Louisiana coastal systems -- The modern, anthropogenically modified river and delta -- The future Louisiana coastal system -- 3. Conflicts and limitations to achieving goals -- Land loss patterns and proposed sediment distribution -- Stakeholders with conflicting interests -- Increasing the success of the LCA study's implementation -- 4. Plans and efforts at restoring coastal Louisiana -- Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act -- Coast 2050 -- Reconnaissance-level report -- Draft LCA comprehensive study -- LCA study -- Implementation of the LCA study : organization, duration, and funding -- Relationship of Coast 2050 and the LCA study to CWPPRA projects and experiences -- Improving ongoing restoration efforts
Environmental impacts of wind-energy projects by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been rapid growth in the construction of wind-powered electricity generating facilities over the past 25 years in the United States. Wind-energy facilities emit no atmospheric pollutants and are driven by a renewable source, addressing multiple environmental concerns such as air quality and climate change. But the expansion of such facilities can carry adverse environmental impacts. As wind energy development continues to expand, federal, state and local agencies should adopt a coordinated approach to evaluating the planning, regulation, and location of wind-energy projects. This National Research Council report provides a framework that can help in evaluating tradeoffs between the benefits of new wind-energy projects and risks of adverse environmental impacts before projects begin
America's Climate Choices by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convened by the National Research Council in response to a request from Congress, America's Climate Choices is a suite of five coordinated activities designed to study the serious and sweeping issues associated with global climate change, including the science and technology challenges involved, and provide advice on the most effective steps and the most promising strategies that can be taken to respond. A Summit on America's Climate Choices was convened on March 30-31, 2009, to help frame the study, provide an opportunity for high-level participation and input on key issues, and hear about relevant work carried out by others. The Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change was charged to describe, analyze, and access strategies for reducing the net future human influence on climate, including both technology and policy options. The Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change was charged to describe, analyze, and assess actions and strategies to reduce vulnerability, increase adaptive capacity, improve resilience, and promote successful adaptation to climate change in different regions, sectors, systems, and populations. The Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change was charged to provide a concise overview of current understanding of past, present, and future climate change, including its cause and its impact, then recommend steps to advance our current understanding, including new observations, research programs, next-generation models, and the physical and human assets needed to support these and other activities. The Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change was charged to describe and assess different activities, products, strategies, and tools for informing decision makers about climate change and helping them plan and execute effective, integrated responses.--[Source inconnue]
Learning science through computer games and simulations by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when scientific and technological competence is vital to the nation's future, the weak performance of U.S. students in science reflects the uneven quality of current science education. Although young children come to school with innate curiosity and intuitive ideas about the world around them, science classes rarely tap this potential. Many experts have called for a new approach to science education, based on recent and ongoing research on teaching and learning. In this approach, simulations and games could play a significant role by addressing many goals and mechanisms for learning science: the motivation to learn science, conceptual understanding, science process skills, understanding of the nature of science, scientific discourse and argumentation, and identification with science and science learning. To explore this potential this book reviews the available research on learning science through interaction with digital simulations and games. It considers the potential of digital games and simulations to contribute to learning science in schools, in informal out-of-school settings, and everyday life. The book also identifies the areas in which more research and research-based development is needed to fully capitalize on this potential. It will guide academic researchers, developers, publishers, and entrepreneurs from the digital simulation and gaming community, and education practitioners and policy makers toward the formation of research and development partnerships that will facilitate rich intellectual collaboration. Industry, government agencies and foundations will play a significant role through start-up and ongoing support to ensure that digital games and simulations will not only excite and entertain, but also motivate and educate
Preparing for the future of HIV/AIDS in Africa : a shared responsibility by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HIV/AIDS is a catastrophe globally but nowhere more so than in sub-Saharan Africa, which in 2008 accounted for 67 percent of cases worldwide and 91 percent of new infections. The Institute of Medicine recommends that the United States and African nations move toward a strategy of shared responsibility such that these nations are empowered to take ownership of their HIV/AIDS problem and work to solve it
Managing health effects of beryllium exposure by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beryllium is a lightweight metal that is used for its exceptional strength and high heat-absorbing capability. Beryllium and its alloys can be found in many important technologies in the defense and aeronautics industries, such as nuclear devices, satellite systems, radar systems, and aircraft bushings and bearings. Pulmonary disease associated with exposure to beryllium has been recognized and studied since the early 1940s, and an occupational guideline for limiting exposure to beryllium has been in place since 1949. Over the last few decades, much has been learned about chronic beryllium disease and factors that contribute to its occurrence in exposed people. Despite reduced workplace exposure, chronic beryllium disease continues to occur. Those developments have led to debates about the adequacy of the long-standing occupational exposure limit for protecting worker health. This book, requested by the U.S. Air Force to help to determine the steps necessary to protect its workforce from the effects of beryllium used in military aerospace applications, reviews the scientific literature on beryllium and outlines an exposure and disease management program for its protecting workers
Real prospects for energy efficiency in the United States by National Academies Press (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America's economy and lifestyles have been shaped by the low prices and availability of energy. In the last decade, however, the prices of oil, natural gas, and coal have increased dramatically, leaving consumers and the industrial and service sectors looking for ways to reduce energy use. To achieve greater energy efficiency, we need technology, more informed consumers and producers, and investments in more energy-efficient industrial processes, businesses, residences, and transportation. As part of the America's Energy Future project, Real Prospects for Energy Efficiency in the United States examines the potential for reducing energy demand through improving efficiency by using existing technologies, technologies developed but not yet utilized widely, and prospective technologies. The book evaluates technologies based on their estimated times to initial commercial deployment, and provides an analysis of costs, barriers, and research needs. This quantitative characterization of technologies will guide policy makers toward planning the future of energy use in America. This book will also have much to offer to industry leaders, investors, environmentalists, and others looking for a practical diagnosis of energy efficiency possibilities."--Page 4 of cover
Hidden costs of energy : unpriced consequences of energy production and use by National Academies (U.S.)( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the many benefits of energy, most of which are reflected in energy market prices, the production, distribution, and use of energy causes negative effects. Many of these negative effects are not reflected in energy market prices. When market failures like this occur, there may be a case for government interventions in the form of regulations, taxes, fees, tradable permits, or other instruments that will motivate recognition of these external or hidden costs. The Hidden Costs of Energy defines and evaluates key external costs and benefits that are associated with the production, distribution, and use of energy, but are not reflected in market prices. The damage estimates presented are substantial and reflect damages from air pollution associated with electricity generation, motor vehicle transportation, and heat generation. The book also considers other effects not quantified in dollar amounts, such as damages from climate change, effects of some air pollutants such as mercury, and risks to national security. While not a comprehensive guide to policy, this analysis indicates that major initiatives to further reduce other emissions, improve energy efficiency, or shift to a cleaner electricity generating mix could substantially reduce the damages of external effects. A first step in minimizing the adverse consequences of new energy technologies is to better understand these external effects and damages. The Hidden Costs of Energy will therefore be a vital informational tool for government policy makers, scientists, and economists in even the earliest stages of research and development on energy technologies."--Publisher's description
Status of pollinators in North America by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollinators--insects, birds, bats, and other animals that carry pollen from the male to the female parts of flowers for plant reproduction--are an essential part of natural and agricultural ecosystems throughout North America. For example, most fruit, vegetable, and seed crops and some crops that provide fiber, drugs, and fuel depend on animals for pollination. This report provides evidence for the decline of some pollinator species in North America, including America & rsquo;s most important managed pollinator, the honey bee, as well as some butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds. For most managed and wild pollinator species, however, population trends have not been assessed because populations have not been monitored over time. In addition, for wild species with demonstrated declines, it is often difficult to determine the causes or consequences of their decline. This report outlines priorities for research and monitoring that are needed to improve information on the status of pollinators and establishes a framework for conservation and restoration of pollinator species and communities
Information technology for counterterrorism : immediate actions and future possibilities by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information technology is essential to almost all of the nation's critical infrastructures, from the air traffic control system to the aircraft themselves, from the electrical power grid to the financial and banking systems -- and, obviously, to communications systems and the Internet. This reliance on IT makes any of our infrastructures vulnerable to a terrorist attack on computers or telecommunications systems. This book provides both short- and long-term suggestions for using IT systems to thwart attack or improve emergency response, while simultaneously securing the nation's infrastructures against an IT-based offensive
Frontiers of engineering : reports on leading-edge engineering from the 2006 symposium by National Academy of Engineering( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1995, the National Academy of Engineering initiated the Frontiers of Engineering Program, which brings together about 100 young engineering leaders at annual symposia to learn about cutting-edge research and technical work in a variety of engineering fields. The 2009 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium was held at The National Academies' Arnold O. and Mabel Beckman Center on September 10-12. Speakers were asked to prepare extended summaries of their presentations, which are reprinted in this volume. The intent of this book is to convey the excitement of this unique meeting and to highlight cutting-edge developments in engineering research and technical work."--Publisher's description
Sea change : 2015-2025 decadal survey of ocean sciences by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ocean science connects a global community of scientists in many disciplines - physics, chemistry, biology, geology and geophysics. New observational and computational technologies are transforming the ability of scientists to study the global ocean with a more integrated and dynamic approach. This enhanced understanding of the ocean is becoming ever more important in an economically and geopolitically connected world, and contributes vital information to policy and decision makers charged with addressing societal interests in the ocean. Science provides the knowledge necessary to realize the benefits and manage the risks of the ocean. Comprehensive understanding of the global ocean is fundamental to forecasting and managing risks from severe storms, adapting to the impacts of climate change, and managing ocean resources. In the United States, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is the primary funder of the basic research which underlies advances in our understanding of the ocean. Sea Change addresses the strategic investments necessary at NSF to ensure a robust ocean scientific enterprise over the next decade. This survey provides guidance from the ocean sciences community on research and facilities priorities for the coming decade and makes recommendations for funding priorities."--
Research frontiers in bioinspired energy : molecular-level learning from natural systems, report of a workshop by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 2007, the National Academies Chemical Sciences Roundtable held a public workshop on the topic of Bioinspired Chemistry for Energy, where government, academic, and industry representatives discussed promising research developments in solar-generated fuels, hydrogen-processing enzymes, artificial photosynthetic systems, and biological-based fuel cells. Workshop participants identified the need for a follow-up activity that would explore bioinspired energy processes in more depth and involve a wider array of disciplines as speakers and participants. Particularly, workshop participants stressed the importance of holding a workshop that would include more researchers from the biological sciences and engineering, as well as those involved in technological advances that enable progress in understanding these systems. Building upon the 2007 workshop, the National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology convened the Committee on Research Frontiers in Bioinspired Energy to organize a second workshop in 2011 which, according to the statement of task, would explore the molecular-level frontiers of energy processes in nature through an interactive, multidisciplinary, and public format. Specifically, the committee was charged to feature invited presentations and include discussion of key biological energy capture, storage, and transformation processes; gaps in knowledge and barriers to transitioning the current state of knowledge into applications; and underdeveloped research opportunities that might exist beyond disciplinary boundaries. Research Frontiers in Bioinspired Energy is an account of what occurred at the 2011 workshop, and does not attempt to present any consensus findings or recommendations of the workshop participants. It summarizes the views expressed by workshop participants, and while the committee is responsible for the overall quality and accuracy of the report as a record of what transpired at the workshop, the views contained in the report are not necessarily those of the committee
Overcoming barriers to electric-vehicle deployment : interim report by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Preparing the next generation of earth scientists : an examination of federal education and training programs by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Earth science (defined here as excluding oceanic, atmospheric, and space science) plays a key role in the well-being of our nation, and many issues in its purview -including hydrocarbon, mineral, and water resources; the environment; and geological hazards such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions- are expected to grow in importance. Addressing these issues requires an earth science worforce that draws on the talents of all citizens, including women and minorities historically underrepresented in earth science."--P. 1
 
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Progress in preventing childhood obesity : focus on communities
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Biotechnology unzipped : promises & realitiesOvercoming challenges to develop countermeasures against aerosolized bioterrorism agents : appropriate use of animal modelsThe U.S. commitment to global health : recommendations for the public and private sectorsLearning to think spatiallyDrawing Louisiana's new map : addressing land loss in coastal LouisianaEnvironmental impacts of wind-energy projectsAmerica's Climate ChoicesLearning science through computer games and simulations