Commission On Geosciences Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0309054281, 9780309054287
Authors: Committee On Evaluation Of 1950s Air Force Human Health Testing In Alaska Using Radioactive Iodine-131, Commission On Geosciences, Environment,, Resources, Commission On Life Sciences, National Research Council
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Keywords: radiological, risk, ethical, analysis, study, function, aeromedical, laboratory, thyroid, arctic
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During the 1950s, with the Cold War looming, military planners sought to know more about how to keep fighting forces fit and capable in the harsh Alaskan environment. In 1956 and 1957, the U.S. Air Force's former Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory conducted a study of the role of the thyroid in human acclimatization to cold. To measure thyroid function under various conditions, the researchers administ......
ISBN: 0309049806, 9780309049801
Authors: commission On Geosciences, Environment,, Resources, National Research Council
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Keywords: further, research, issues, zone, science, coastal, environmental
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This book assesses the dimensions of our scientific knowledge as it applies to environmental problems in the coastal zone. The volume contains 10 papers that cover different aspects of science, management, and public policy concerning the coastal zone. A consensus is presented on several key issues confronting science for developing a more holistic approach in managing this region's intense human ......
ISBN: 0309051436, 9780309051439
Authors: commission On Geosciences, Environment,, Resources, National Research Council
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Keywords: resources, natural, value, economic, assigning
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There has been a lot of discussion among policymakers, particularly within the Clinton Administration, about how to make U.S. economic indicators, such as GNP, more accurately reflect the state of the environment. This book explores the major issues and controversies involved in incorporating natural resources and the environment into economic accounts. The first section of the volume, based large......
ISBN: 0309051770, 9780309051774
Authors: Committee On Solar-terrestrial Research, Commission On Geosciences, Environment,, Resources, Committee On Solar, Space Physics, Commission On Physical Sciences, Mathematics,, Applications, National Research Council
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Keywords: space, physics, effectiveness, research, decreased, conduct, funding, paradox, increased, accompanied
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This book investigates and analyzes several disturbing trends in government support for space physics research over the past decade. The authors identify funding and management problems that thwart cost efficiency within this discipline, and suggest possible solutions. The volume also has broader implications for anyone engaged in research or in the funding and organizing of space physics research......
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