ERIC Number: ED191693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Science and Technology: A Five-Year Outlook.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
This book is intended to inform its readers of the conditions that might warrent special attention within the next five years involving current and emerging problems of significance that are identified through scientific research, or in which scientific or technical considerations are of major significance; and opportunities for and constraints on the use of new and existing scientific and technological capabilities which can make a significant contribution to the resolution of these problems. The chapters illustrate the present vitality and direction of much of American science and technology and enable appreciation of both the substance of science and technology and its interaction with the formation of public policy. The 11 chapters are divided into four units: science, technology, topics specific to the United States, and scientific institutions. Each chapter is followed by a short outlook emphasizing five-year trends. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Programs, Sciences, Scientific Research, Technological Advancement, Technology
W. H. Freeman and Co., 660 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94104 ($15.00 hardcover, $9.95 softcover).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.