Headline News, Science Views II

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National Academies Press, Feb 1, 1993 - Political Science - 256 pages

Why all the talk about biodiversity? Is malaria really making a comeback? Just what are computer viruses?
Many Americans are confused about these and other issues involving science, technology, and health care. But they lack the time or technical background to read scientific reports.
Headline News, Science Views II provides short, readable answers directly from the experts. Leading scientists, engineers, and others discuss today's issues in language that is understandable and compelling--without jargon.
This engaging book "can be warmly recommended to card-carrying scientists and laypeople alike," New Scientist wrote about the first edition of Headline News, Science Views. "Try the opening items and say goodbye to your next couple of hours."
Now, in a completely new edition packed with 75 engaging articles, Headline News, Science Views II probes further into scientific issues behind today's headlines, issues like highway safety, global warming, industrial competitiveness, and women's health. Experts on these and other topics discuss where the problems lie and how to fix them.
The essays originally were distributed by the National Academy Op-Ed Service and published in more than 250 newspapers. Many are tied to studies of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council. Together, they make ground-breaking scientific achievement accessible, fascinating--and fun.

 

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Contents

Editors Note
Education
One Year Down Nine to Go 19
Getting Scientists Involved in Science Education 27
Fooling Ourselves About Improving Ourselves 35
The Environment
Assessing the Threat of Toxic Waste Sites 53
Deciding Who Gets Western Water 61
Technology and Transportation
Launching Into a New Era in Space Joseph G Gavin Jr 125
International Affairs
Attacks on Scientists and Research Eliot Stellar and Carol Corillon 161
The Unwelcome Return of Malaria Charles C J Carpenter 168
Ravages of Nature Disasters of Mankind 174
Abolishing LongRange Nuclear Missiles Sidney D Drell 195
The Scientific Enterprise

Diet and Nutrition

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