Books by Publisher: National Academies Press

    Next Generation Earth System Prediction: Strategies for Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecasts

    By Division on Earth and Life Studies

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    "As the nations economic activities, security concerns, and stewardship of natural resources become increasingly complex and globally interrelated, they become ever more sensitive to adverse impacts from weather, climate, and other natural phenomena. For several decades, forecasts with lead times of a few days for weather and other environmental phenomena...

    Ovarian Cancers: Evolving Paradigms in Research and Care

    By Institute of Medicine

    Paperback Save £5.49 = £47.51

    In an era of promising advances in cancer research, there are considerable and even alarming gaps in the fundamental knowledge and understanding of ovarian cancer. Researchers now know that ovarian cancer is not a single disease--several distinct subtypes exist with different origins, risk factors, genetic mutations, biological behaviors, and prognoses....

    Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques

    By Institute of Medicine

    Paperback Save £3.69 = £37.31

    Mitochondrial replacement techniques MRTs are designed to prevent the transmission of mitochondrial DNA mtDNA diseases from mother to child. While MRTs, if effective, could satisfy a desire of women seeking to have a genetically related child without the risk of passing on mtDNA disease, the technique raises significant ethical and...

    A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research

    By Division on Earth and Life Studies

    Paperback £37.31

    Antarctic and Southern Ocean scientific research has produced a wide array of important and exciting scientific advances. Spanning oceanography to tectonics, microbiology to astrophysics, the extreme Antarctic environment provides unique opportunities to expand our knowledge about how our planet works and even the very origins of the universe. Research on...

    The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income: Implications for Federal Programs and Policy Responses

    By National Research Council

    Paperback Save £3.99 = £39.01

    The U.S. population is aging. Social Security projections suggest that between 2013 and 2050, the population aged 65 and over will almost double, from 45 million to 86 million. One key driver of population aging is ongoing increases in life expectancy. Average U.S. life expectancy was 67 years for males...

    Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products

    By Institute of Medicine

    Paperback Save £5.04 = £44.96

    Tobacco use by adolescents and young adults poses serious concerns. Nearly all adults who have ever smoked daily first tried a cigarette before 26 years of age. Current cigarette use among adults is highest among persons aged 21 to 25 years. The parts of the brain most responsible for cognitive...

    Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disast

    By Institute of Medicine

    Paperback £44.96

    In the devastation that follows a major disaster, there is a need for multiple sectors to unite and devote new resources to support the rebuilding of infrastructure, the provision of health and social services, the restoration of care delivery systems, and other critical recovery needs. In some cases, billions of...

    Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access: Getting to Now

    By Institute of Medicine

    Paperback Save £2.64 = £31.36

    According to Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access, long waits for treatment are a function of the disjointed manner in which most health systems have evolved to accommodate the needs and the desires of doctors and administrators, rather than those of patients. The result is a health care system that...

    Overcoming Barriers to Deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

    By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

    Paperback £27.96

    In the past few years, interest in plug-in electric vehicles PEVs has grown. Advances in battery and other technologies, new federal standards for carbon-dioxide emissions and fuel economy, state zero-emission-vehicle requirements, and the current administration's goal of putting millions of alternative-fuel vehicles on the road have all highlighted PEVs as...

    A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System

    By National Research Council

    Paperback Save £5.79 = £49.21

    How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans' well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality, and the federal budget. From the earliest developments of...

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