Headline News, Science Views II

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National Academies Press, Jan 15, 1993 - Science - 231 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

2 EDUCATION
15
3 THE ENVIRONMENT
41
4 HEALTH CARE
65
5 DIET AND NUTRITION
91
6 TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPORTATION
107
7 THE ECONOMY
129
8 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
151
9 LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
177
10 THE SCIENTIFIC ENTERPRISE
201
AFTERWORD
227
INDEX
237
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