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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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National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council. 1991. Headline News, Science Views. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

248 pages | 6 x 9
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-04384-7
  • Hardcover: 978-0-309-04480-6

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xvi
1 Science and Non-Scientists 1-18
2 Technology in Everyday Life 19-52
3 A Sustainable Future 53-78
4 The Nation's Health 79-104
5 Making Sense of Social Problems 105-124
6 Scientific Horizons 125-154
7 International Affairs 155-178
8 Difficult 179-198
9 The Next Generation 199-224
Index 225-240

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