SEARCHABLE COLLECTIONS

Discover the best collections of books that the National Academies Press has to offer in selected subject areas. Handpicked by NAP staff, these are the most current and relevant resources. Search inside each book or search across all the titles in each collection to learn more about key issues in science, engineering and medicine.



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Airborne Chemical Exposure

Extremely hazardous substances can be released accidentally as a result of chemical spills, industrial explosions, fires, or accidents involving railroad cars and trucks...

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Climate Change

Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems. Human activities largely...

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Competitiveness

In a world where advanced knowledge is widespread and low-cost labor is readily available, U.S. advantages in the marketplace and in science and technology have begun to...

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Cosmos

Spanning many decades, this collection of books on space exploration and astrophysics celebrates the premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

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Cybersecurity

In a world of increasing dependence on information technology, the prevention of cyberattacks on a nation's important computer and communications system and networks is...

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Deepwater Horizon

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a $4 billion settlement between the federal government and BP Exploration and Production, Inc. concerning the 2010 Deepwater...

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Emergency Preparedness / Disaster Management

Recent events have proven that even prepared communities can be overwhelmed in a state of state of emergency. This collection of reports provides guidelines and targeted...

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Energy

Energy touches our lives in countless ways and its costs are felt when we fill up at the gas pump, pay our home heating bills, and keep our businesses running. Our...

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Ethical Foundations of Science

The scientific research enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. Scientists trust that the results reported by others are valid and society trusts that the results...

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Evolution

How did life evolve on Earth? The answer can help us understand our past and prepare for our future. This collection documents the overwhelming evidence in support of...

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Higher Education

In order for the United States to maintain the global leadership and competitiveness in science and technology that are critical to achieving national goals, we must...

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Infectious Disease

A quarter of deaths worldwide are caused by infectious organisms. As new infectious diseases are continuing to emerge in new locations around the globe, it is essential...

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Mathematics

The mathematical sciences are part of everyday life. Modern communication, transportation, science, engineering, technology, medicine, manufacturing, security, and...

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Obesity Prevention

Nearly 34 Percent of U.S. adults and 17 percent of U.S. children are obese. Those living with obesity have increased risks of disability, disease, and premature death,...

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Space Exploration and Weather

Since a human first stepped foot on the moon four decades ago, great strides have been made in understanding what is required to support an enduring presence in space....

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STEM Education

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are cultural achievements that reflect our humanity, power our economy, and constitute fundamental aspects of...

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Veterans Health

Nearly 1.9 million U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since October 2001. These service members face serious challenges in readjusting to normal life...