National Research Council u s Ad Hoc Committee Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0309072735, 9780309072731
Authors: Committee On Data, Research For Policy On Illegal Drugs, Charles F. Manski, John V. Pepper,, Carol V. Petrie, Editors, Committee On Law, Justice, Committee On National Statistics, National Research Council
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Keywords: don, keeps, hurting, drugs, illegal, america, policy, informing
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How should the war on drugs be fought? Everyone seems to agree that the United States ought to use a combination of several different approaches to combat the destructive effects of illegal drug use. Yet there is a remarkable paucity of data and research information that policy makers require if they are to create a useful, realistic policy package-details about drug use, drug market economics, an......
ISBN: 0309074215, 9780309074216
Authors: Panel On A Research Agenda, New Data For An Aging World, Committee On Population, Committee On National Statistics, National Research Council
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Keywords: national, research, cross, case, aging, world, preparing
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Aging is a process that encompasses virtually all aspects of life. Because the speed of population aging is accelerating, and because the data needed to study the aging process are complex and expensive to obtain, it is imperative that countries coordinate their research efforts to reap the most benefits from this important information. Preparing for an Aging World looks at the behavioral and soci......
ISBN: 0309158656, 9780309158657
Author: Steering Committee On New Research Directions For The National Geospatial-intelligence Agency; Mapping Science Committee; National Research Council
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Keywords: intelligence, agency, geospatial, national, research, directions, new
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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) within the Department of Defense has the primary mission of providing timely, relevant, and accurate imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information--collectively known as geospatial intelligence (GEOINT)--in support of national security. In support of its mission, NGA sponsors research that builds the scientific foundation for geospatial......
ISBN: 0309186773, 9780309186773
Authors: Committee On National Earthquake Resilience Research, Implementation,, Outreach; Committee On Seismology, Geodynamics; National Research Council
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Keywords: implementation, outreach, research, resilience, earthquake, national
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The United States will certainly be subject to damaging earthquakes in the future. Some of these earthquakes will occur in highly populated and vulnerable areas. Coping with moderate earthquakes is not a reliable indicator of preparedness for a major earthquake in a populated area. The recent, disastrous, magnitude-9 earthquake that struck northern Japan demonstrates the threat that earthquakes po......
ISBN: 0309096596, 9780309096591
Authors: Committee On Metrics For Global Change Research, Climate Research Committee, National Research Council
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Keywords: change, science, program, climate, metrics, strategically, appropriate, thinking
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The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) and its predecessor U.S. Global Change Research Program have sponsored climate research and observations for nearly 15 years, yet the overall progress of the program has not been measured systematically. Metrics a system of measurement that includes the item being measured, the unit of measurement, and the value of the unit offer a tool for measuring such ......
ISBN: 0309114152, 9780309114158
Authors: Committee On International Collaborations In Social, Behavioral Sciences Research, U.s. National Committee For The International Union Of Psychological Science, National Research Council
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Keywords: research, report, workshop, sciences, social, collaborations, behavioral, international
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Based on the outcomes of a workshop convened by the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science and informed by a survey of social scientists who have led cross-national projects, this National Science Foundation-funded report addresses the multiple benefits of research extending across national boundaries and describes factors common among successful collaborations. Workshop participants id......
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