Headline News, Science Views

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Many Americans want information on how to eat a healthier diet, clean up the environment, or improve their children's education. Yet, all too often, people lack the time or background to read scientific reports for answers to these questions.
Now, scientists and nonscientists alike will enjoy Headline News, Science Views, a collection of easy-to-read short articles on many of today's most important issues.
These readable essays are written by some of the country's leading scientists, engineers, physicians, and other experts. The authors discuss intriguing issues in language that is understandable and compelling...without jargon. Celebrity Bill Cosby contributes an essay on "Getting the Facts Straight About Science." Television journalist Hugh Downs asks "Who Owns Antarctica?"
Readers learn the many ways in which science and technology affect their daily lives.
This volume makes groundbreaking scientific achievement accessible, fascinating--and fun. Bridging the gap between the experts and the public, it is a "must read" for anyone concerned about the future.

 

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Contents

Foreword Frank Press
SCIENCE AND NONSCIENTISTS
TECHNOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Toward a Sustainable Agriculture 67
Exploring the Mysteries of Deep Ecology 74
MAKING SENSE OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
The Gender Wage Gap Robert T Michael 112
Making Sense of Statistics in the Courtroom Stephen E Fienberg and Miron L Straf 120
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
The Growing International Competition for Brain Power 160
The Surprising Reality About Hunger 167
New Crops for South Americas Farmers 175
THE NEXT GENERATION
INDEX 225
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