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Over 4000 books of the National Academies Press are available as free PDFs
Next Big Future ^ | June 3, 2011 | Brian Wang

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nextbigfuture.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Health/Medicine; Reference; Science
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The National Academies Press.
1 posted on 06/04/2011 1:19:07 PM PDT by decimon
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To: neverdem; SunkenCiv

Feed your head ping.


2 posted on 06/04/2011 1:19:52 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Nothing like a little light reading.


3 posted on 06/04/2011 1:20:45 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: decimon

There are also 36,000 titles available for a free download here:

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Some in .txt format, some in HTML format and others in electronic book reader formats.


4 posted on 06/04/2011 1:22:31 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Thanks.

I’ve downloaded some of those. None are what you’d call current. ;-)


5 posted on 06/04/2011 1:24:50 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
Great. Now I can finally read "Gender Inequalities in the Early Education of Environmental Policy - Summary of a Workshop in Provincetown."
6 posted on 06/04/2011 1:26:09 PM PDT by Vide
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To: Vide

who knew?


7 posted on 06/04/2011 1:27:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: decimon

Release about free downloads:

More than 4,000 National Academies Press PDFs Now Available to Download for Free

June 2, 2011 · by Barb Murphy

http://notes.nap.edu/2011/06/02/more-than-4000-national-academies-press-pdfs-now-available-to-download-for-free


8 posted on 06/04/2011 1:27:53 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: decimon
Bookmarked. Thanx !
9 posted on 06/04/2011 1:29:08 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Vide

>>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.


10 posted on 06/04/2011 1:29:48 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: decimon

“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)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24518

Also look at the Federalist Papers


11 posted on 06/04/2011 1:32:11 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: decimon

Great post - thanks.


12 posted on 06/04/2011 1:33:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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To: Vide
Great. Now I can finally read "Gender Inequalities in the Early Education of Environmental Policy - Summary of a Workshop in Provincetown."

As for me, I'm going to wait for the movie version to see how Hollywood treats this

13 posted on 06/04/2011 1:37:43 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: Texas Fossil

I’ve read that book. Everyone should read that book. 170 years old and, well, nothing’s changed. ;-)


14 posted on 06/04/2011 1:39:49 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Brandonmark; Vide
As for me, I'm going to wait for the movie version to see how Hollywood treats this

I saw some of the script rough drafts, believe it or not, the writers are turning it all PC like.

15 posted on 06/04/2011 1:41:52 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: decimon

You have got to be kidding me!

http://www.nap.edu/topics.php?topic=281

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 ...
More

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 ...
More

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, ...
More

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 ...
More

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. ...
More


YUCK!


16 posted on 06/04/2011 1:42:35 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: decimon

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.


17 posted on 06/04/2011 1:45:37 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Bryanw92

No tits.


18 posted on 06/04/2011 1:48:26 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: ansel12
I saw some of the script rough drafts, believe it or not, the writers are turning it all PC like.

Figures....typical Tinseltown!

19 posted on 06/04/2011 1:51:57 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Look at: “Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” (by Mackay)”

Yay!


20 posted on 06/04/2011 1:52:33 PM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: ctdonath2

Yep, that is an excellent read.


21 posted on 06/04/2011 1:54:47 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: decimon

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/576895/posts?q=1&;page=1
Vanity - Amazing Website for Literary Freepers!
Bartleby Books ^


22 posted on 06/04/2011 1:58:39 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Vide

If you need a hard copy, let me know. I might have an extra one in my library.


23 posted on 06/04/2011 1:59:54 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: mrsmith

Thanks.

That thread is ten years old but worth revisiting.


24 posted on 06/04/2011 2:10:00 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Cool. I love free stuff.


25 posted on 06/04/2011 2:10:08 PM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: decimon

As someone who publishes books, this is exhilarating and scary.


26 posted on 06/04/2011 2:31:25 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: DaxtonBrown
As someone who publishes books, this is exhilarating and scary.

It looks like you've self-published a book (May as well give it a plug - HARRY: Money Mob and Influence In Harry Reid's Nevada). Are you also in the publishing business?

27 posted on 06/04/2011 3:07:19 PM PDT by decimon
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To: bgill

I’ll download one the next time I can’t get to sleep.


28 posted on 06/04/2011 5:26:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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Thanks decimon. Hey, I just had a great idea for "National Treasure III"...

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.
 

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29 posted on 06/04/2011 5:40:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel

Looks like “climate change” stuff is right at the top. Gosh, never saw that coming.

http://notes.nap.edu/2011/05/13/free-pdf-downloads-audio-video-and-more-may-2011/


30 posted on 06/04/2011 5:43:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv
Hey, I just had a great idea for "National Treasure III"...

Nicholas Cage might be available. But don't give him any money up front.

31 posted on 06/04/2011 5:54:28 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Bookmarked and bttt.


32 posted on 06/04/2011 6:49:51 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (I got a fever and the only prescription is more watermelon trickworm, better known as bass crack.)
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To: decimon

bump


33 posted on 06/04/2011 7:02:16 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (Public Service Announcement. As of 6/4/11, 521 days 'til we take out the trash. (November 6 2012))
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To: SunkenCiv; marvlus; DollyCali; markomalley; Bockscar; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; ..
"Looks like 'climate change' stuff is right at the top. Gosh, never saw that coming."

http://notes.nap.edu/2011/05/13/free-pdf-downloads-audio-video-and-more-may-2011/

Thanx for the ping SunkenCiv !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

34 posted on 06/04/2011 7:21:58 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Vide; decimon; SunkenCiv
"Gender Inequalities in the Early Education of Environmental Policy - Summary of a Workshop in Provincetown."

Unless I misread the title, this one sounds interesting: Genetically Engineered Orgasms: Living the Wildlife in a Gender-Neutral Habitat: A Workshop Summary

35 posted on 06/04/2011 7:46:10 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: decimon

thanks for the “headsup”.


36 posted on 06/04/2011 9:34:54 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: decimon
I'll pass. I went looking for cool plate tectonics stuff and instead found this:

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 ...

And this:

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 ...

You know, excepting the winter of 2010-11. I mean, all that flooding of the Mississippi can't be from excess snow pack, could it?

37 posted on 06/04/2011 11:49:35 PM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Whoops, I should have read the thread before I went and essentially reposted your comments. But I am downloading: Landscapes on the Edge.... Even this book has to go to the “sustainable living surface”. Yeah baby, until Yellowstone blows, or the next Ice Age starts.

During geologic spans of time, Earth’s shifting tectonic plates, atmosphere, freezing water, thawing ice, flowing rivers, and evolving life have shaped Earth’s surface features. The resulting hills, mountains, valleys, and plains shelter ecosystems that interact with all life and provide a record of Earth surface processes that extend back through Earth’s history. Despite rapidly growing scientific knowledge of Earth surface interactions, and the increasing availability of new monitoring technologies, there is still little understanding of how these processes generate and degrade landscapes.

Landscapes on the Edge identifies nine grand challenges in this emerging field of study and proposes four high-priority research initiatives. The book poses questions about how our planet’s past can tell us about its future, how landscapes record climate and tectonics, and how Earth surface science can contribute to developing a sustainable living surface for future generations.


38 posted on 06/04/2011 11:58:09 PM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: SunkenCiv; decimon

Thankyouthankyouthankyou!


39 posted on 06/05/2011 7:06:09 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (You know if I don’t remember I’m gonna forget.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Two Gentlemen from Verona” always works for me.


40 posted on 06/05/2011 7:09:41 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (You know if I don’t remember I’m gonna forget.)
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To: Silentgypsy

My pleasure.


41 posted on 06/05/2011 8:07:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: ApplegateRanch

:’D


42 posted on 06/05/2011 8:07:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: decimon

Definitely.


43 posted on 06/05/2011 8:07:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Vide

That must be a title from Hell’s Required Reading book list.


44 posted on 06/09/2011 9:38:33 PM PDT by Pelham (Vermin Supreme for Emperor and/or President 2012)
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