Books by Publisher: National Academies Press

    Next Generation Earth System Prediction

    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

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    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...

    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...

    Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Diso

    By Institute of Medicine

    Paperback £31.36

    Mental health and substance use disorders affect approximately 20 percent of Americans and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although a wide range of evidence-based psychosocial interventions are currently in use, most consumers of mental health care find it difficult to know whether they are receiving high-quality care. Although...

    Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education on Colla

    By Institute of Medicine

    Paperback Save £2.64 = £31.36

    Interprofessional teamwork and collaborative practice are emerging as key elements of efficient and productive work in promoting health and treating patients. The vision for these collaborations is one where different health and/or social professionals share a team identity and work closely together to solve problems and improve delivery of care....

    Sea Change: 2015-2025 Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences

    By National Research Council

    Paperback £27.96

    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...

    Reaching Students

    By National Research Council

    Paperback £27.11

    The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students learn science and engineering shows that teaching strategies that motivate and engage students will improve their learning. So how do students best learn science and engineering? Are...

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