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Title Headline news, science views / edited by David Jarmul ; National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1991.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 238 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Contents Getting the facts straight about science / Bill Cosby -- Who killed Yankee ingenuity? / Steven L. Goldman -- On an antidote for science phobia / Ben Patrusky -- Physics for poets, science for society / Leon M. Lederman -- Making sense of a risk-filled world / John Ahearne -- Making the link between science and politics / Thomas H. Kean -- Making our school buses safer / Charley V. Wootan -- A computer future without a heart / Samuel H. Fuller and Damian M. Saccocio -- Toward motoring smart / Robert D. Ervin and Kan Chen -- Easing the crunch at our airports / Joseph M. Sussman -- Protecting our phones from terrorism / John C. McDonald -- The new arsenal of democracy / Robert B. Kurtz -- Building houses people can afford / Ezra Ehrenkrantz.
Designing for an aging America / Sara J. Czaja -- Preparing for the next big natural disaster / Richard E. Hallgren -- Our $1.5 trillion investment / Robert F. Jortberg -- Tough choices about rising sea level / Robert G. Dean -- Uncertainty and the greenhouse effect / Robert M. White -- Saving sea turtles / John J. Magnuson -- Who owns Antarctica? / Hugh Downs -- Genetically engineered organisms : monsters or miracles? / Nina Fedoroff -- Rethinking radioactive waste disposal / Frank L. Parker -- Toward a sustainable agriculture / John Pesek -- The paradox of pesticides / Michael R. Taylor and Charles M. Benbrook -- Agriculture and water quality / Jan van Schilfgaarde -- Exploring the mysteries of "deep ecology" / James D. Nations.
Food and health / Arno G. Motulsky -- The spitting image : baseball players and chewing tobacco / John C. Greene -- Clearing our vision about alcohol abuse / Robert D. Sparks -- Needless infertility / Howard W. Jones, Jr., Roger J. Bulger -- Accidents are not always accidental / Susan S. Gallagher -- Changing behavior to limit the spread of AIDS / Heather Miller and Marshall Becker -- The dilemma of AIDS drug experiments / Robin Weiss and Theodore Cooper -- Identifying what works in medicine / Samuel O. Thier -- Confronting the facts in American race relations / Gerald David Jaynes and Robin M. Williams, Jr. -- Homeless children : an emerging tragedy / Ellen L. Bassuk -- The gender wage gap / Robert T. Michael.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Science news -- United States.
Science -- Social aspects -- United States.
Technology -- Social aspects -- United States.
Health -- United States.
Medical policy -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Jarmul, David.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Headline news, science views. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1991 0309043840 (DLC) 91007480 (OCoLC)23049629
ISBN 0585155321 (electronic bk.)
9780585155326 (electronic bk.)
0309043840 (pbk.)
9780309043847 (pbk.)