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ERIC Number: ED275541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Pages: 355
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-309-03594-5
ISSN: N/A
Opportunities in Chemistry.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Because of the changes occurring in the chemical sciences, a new survey of chemistry and its intellectual and economic impact was clearly needed. This report presents a current assessment of the status of chemistry and of the future opportunities in the field. This analysis contains: (1) an introductory chapter (establishing the need for the study), (2) an executive summary synthesizing the findings, outlining priority areas, and offering specific recommendations and (3) chapters concerning the following topics: control of chemical reactions (examining new processes, products, and materials); molecular complexity (containing sections on food, health, biotechnology, intellectual frontiers, and instrumentation); chemistry and national well-being (addressing needs for a better environment, continued economic competitiveness, and increased national security); manpower and education (discussing the factors that determine the effectiveness of doctoral education); and resources for basic research (assessing the resources needed if the United States is to maintain a position of international leadership in chemistry). Several of the sections are introduced by a one-page vignette that presents in nontechnical languate a case history illustrating chemistry's usefulness. Appendices contain tables on chemistry in industry and a list of almost 400 individuals who contributed suggestions and information to the report. An index is included. (ML)
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418 ($18.50 paperback--ISBN-0-309-03594-5; $28.50 cloth--ISBN-0-309-03633-X).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.