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Most widely held works by National Academies Press (U.S.)
Progress in preventing childhood obesity : focus on communities( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 561 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 503 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. Overcoming Challenges to Develop Countermeasures Against Aerosolized Bioterrorism Agents 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 The book recommends that all unclassified data on bioterrorism agent studies -- including unclassified, unpublished data from U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) -- be published in the open literature. The book 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
New frontiers in the solar system : an integrated exploration strategy( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Web site is an electronic version of a report written in 2002 that reviews our current knowledge of the solar system and what this knowledge implies about our future potential for exploration and further knowledge about the solar system. Come and view a new integrated strategy for solar system exploration and learn about recommended flight missions and supporting investigations
The U.S. commitment to global health : recommendations for the public and private sectors by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 353 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 )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Environmental impacts of wind-energy projects by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 314 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
Drawing Louisiana's new map : addressing land loss in coastal Louisiana by National Research Council( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 312 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
America's Climate Choices by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 310 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
Learning science through computer games and simulations by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 300 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 )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 287 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
Real prospects for energy efficiency in the United States by National Academy of Scien( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 283 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 277 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
Managing health effects of beryllium exposure by National Research Council (U. S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 274 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
Status of pollinators in North America by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 267 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
Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been updated by a committee of experts, taking into consideration input from the scientific and laboratory animal communities and the public at large. The Guide incorporates new scientific information on common laboratory animals, including aquatic species, and includes extensive references. It provides a framework for the judgments required in the management of animal facilities. This updated and expanded resource of proven value will be important to scientists and researchers, veterinarians, animal care personnel, facilities managers, institutional administrators, policy makers involved in research issues, and animal welfare advocates."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Information technology for counterterrorism : immediate actions and future possibilities by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

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

This report focuses on the high-impact catastrophic dimensions of terrorism on information technology with the events of September 11 serving as a backdrop. Two short term recommendations are proposed to protect the nation's communications and information systems as well as several long term. The report also notes the importance of considering how an IT system will be deployed to maximize protection against and usefulness in responding to attacks
Marine mammal populations and ocean noise : determining when noise causes biologically significant effects by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its 2000 report, Marine Mammals and Low-frequency Sound, the National Research Council recommended that the Marine Mammal Protection Act definition of Level B harassment should be limited to meaningful disruption of biologically significant activities that could affect demographically important variables such as reproduction and longevity. Recognizing that the term "biologically significant" is increasingly used in resource management and conservation plans, this study will further describe the scientific basis of the term in the context of marine mammal conservation and management related to ocean noise. Based on input from a scientific workshop, consideration of the relevant literature, and other sources, the committee will produce a brief report that reviews and characterizes the current scientific understanding of when animal behavior modifications induced by transient and non-transient ocean acoustic sources, individually or cumulatively affect individuals in ways that have negative consequences for populations
Endangered and threatened fishes in the Klamath River Basin : causes of decline and strategies for recovery by National Academies Press (U. S.) Staff( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting p. 1) -- 1 Introduction (starting p. 17) -- 2 Land use and water management (starting p. 46) -- 3 Current status of aquatic ecosystems : lakes (starting p. 95) -- 4 Current and historical status of river and stream ecosystem (starting p. 144) -- 5 Fishes of the upper Klamath Basin (starting p. 179) -- 6 Causes of decline and strategies for recovery of Klamath Basin suckers (starting p. 214) -- 7 Fishes of the lower Klamath Basin (starting p. 250) -- 8 Facilitating recovery of Coho Salmon and other anadromous fishes of the Klamath River (starting p. 287) -- 9 Regulatory context : the endangered species act (starting p. 311) -- 10 Adaptive management for ecosystem restoration in the Klamath Basin (starting p. 331) -- 11 Recommendations (starting p. 344) -- References (starting p. 353) -- App. A Statement of task (starting p. 379) -- App. B Committee on endangered and threatened fishes in the Klamath River Basin (starting p. 381) -- Index (starting p. 385)
Origin and evolution of Earth : research questions for a changing planet by National Academies Press (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Questions about the origins and nature of Earth have long preoccupied human thought and the scientific endeavor. Over the past four decades, Earth scientists have made great strides in understanding the planet's workings. Ever-improving tools are available to understand how Earth's internal processes shape the planet's surface, how life can be sustained over billions of years, and how geological, biological, atmospheric, and oceanic processes interact to produce climate - and climatic change." "Origin and Evolution of Earch describes ten "big picture" Earth science issues being pursued today. Answers to these fundamental questions could profoundly improve understanding of the planet on which we live, including the ability to predict catastrophes like earthquakes and volcanoes, to manage Earth's resources, and to anticipate changes in climate and geologic processes."--BOOK JACKET
 
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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 modelsNew frontiers in the solar system : an integrated exploration strategyThe U.S. commitment to global health : recommendations for the public and private sectorsLearning to think spatiallyEnvironmental impacts of wind-energy projectsDrawing Louisiana's new map : addressing land loss in coastal LouisianaAmerica's Climate Choices
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