Skip to comments.Over 4000 books of the National Academies Press are available as free PDFs
Posted on 06/04/2011 1:19:03 PM PDT by decimon
As of June 2, 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press (NAP) will be downloadable to anyone free of charge.
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Feed your head ping.
Nothing like a little light reading.
There are also 36,000 titles available for a free download here:
Some in .txt format, some in HTML format and others in electronic book reader formats.
I’ve downloaded some of those. None are what you’d call current. ;-)
Release about free downloads:
More than 4,000 National Academies Press PDFs Now Available to Download for Free
June 2, 2011 · by Barb Murphy
>>Great. Now I can finally read “Gender Inequalities in the Early Education of Environmental Policy - Summary of a Workshop in Provincetown.”
It’s kinda boring, but has a decent chase scene about halfway through.
“None are what you would call current”
Nope, but I like classic literature. There are some really good finds there.
Look at: “Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” (by Mackay)
Also look at the Federalist Papers
Great post - thanks.
As for me, I'm going to wait for the movie version to see how Hollywood treats this
I’ve read that book. Everyone should read that book. 170 years old and, well, nothing’s changed. ;-)
I saw some of the script rough drafts, believe it or not, the writers are turning it all PC like.
You have got to be kidding me!
Understanding Earth’s Deep Past:Lessons for Our Climate Future
There is little dispute within the scientific community that humans are changing Earth’s climate on a decadal to century time-scale. By the end of this century, without a reduction in emissions, atmospheric CO2 is projected to increase to levels that ...
Advancing the Science of Climate Change
Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for—and in many cases is already affecting—a broad range of human and natural systems. The compelling case for these conclusions is provided in Advancing the Science ...
Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change
Global climate change is one of America’s most significant long-term policy challenges. Human activity—especially the use of fossil fuels, industrial processes, livestock production, waste disposal, and land use change—is affecting global average temperatures, snow and ice cover, sea-level, ocean acidity, ...
Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change
Across the United States, impacts of climate change are already evident. Heat waves have become more frequent and intense, cold extremes have become less frequent, and patterns of rainfall are likely changing. The proportion of precipitation that falls as rain ...
Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change
Climate change, driven by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, poses serious, wide-ranging threats to human societies and natural ecosystems around the world. The largest overall source of greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of fossil fuels. ...
Yep, I first read the book during a layover weekend near a library in Kansas.
Looked for a long time trying to find a copy of it. When I did find a copy they wanted almost $60 for it. I passed.
Short while later I found it on http://www.gutenberg.org
There are some good books there. Even some good cook books.
Some things do not change with age.
“Look at: Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (by Mackay)”
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