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              Technology in Services: Policies for Growth, Trade, and Employment

              Technology in Services: Policies for Growth, Trade, and Employment (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Guile, Bruce R.; Quinn, James Brian; By Academy of Engineering, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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              Aiming to dispel some of the myths about services, this volume examines the growth in services, the way technology has shaped this growth, and the consequences for the American economy. It discusses topics such as the effects of technology on employment patterns and wages, intern...ational trade in services, and more.
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              ISBN 9780309038874
              Released AU 15 Jan 1988
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              Series Series on Technology and Social Priorities
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              Medicare's Quality Improvement Organization Program: Maximizing Potential

              Medicare's Quality Improvement Organization Program: Maximizing Potential (Hardback)

              By Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Performance Measures, Payment, and Performance Improvement Programs; on Health Care Services, Board; Institute of Medicine; Academy of Sciences, National

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              Focusing on performance improvement, this book considers the history, role, and effectiveness of the Quality Improvement Organization (Q) program and its potential to promote quality improvement within a changing health care delivery environment that includes standardized perform...ance measures and reporting requirements.
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              ISBN 9780309101080
              Released AU 15 Sep 2006
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              Series Pathways to Quality Health Care
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              Review of the Desalination and Water Purification Technology Roadmap
               

              Review of the Desalination and Water Purification Technology Roadmap (Paperback)

              By Committee to Review the Desalination and Water Purification Technology Roadmap; Water Science and Technology Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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              The Bureau of Reclamation and Sandia National Laboratories jointly developed the Roadmap to serve as a strategic research pathway for desalination and water purification technologies to meet future water needs. The book recommends that the Roadmap include a sharper focus on the r...esearch and technological advancements needed to reach the long-term objectives. The book also suggests that the environmental, economic, and social costs of energy required by increased dependence on desalination be examined. Strategies for implementing the Roadmap initiative are provided.
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              ISBN 9780309092807
              Released AU 15 Oct 2004
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              Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs

              Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Grand Challenges and Research Needs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology; Committee on Grand Challenges for Sustainability in the Chemical Industry; Academy of Sciences, National

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              Based on a workshop held in February 2005 that brought together a broad cross section of disciplines and organizations in the chemical industry, this report identifies a set of overarching grand challenges for sustainability research in chemistry and chemical engineering to assis...t the chemical industry in defining a sustainability agenda.
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              ISBN 9780309095716
              Released AU 15 Nov 2005
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              Recommendations for the Disposal of Chemical Agents and Munitions

              Recommendations for the Disposal of Chemical Agents and Munitions (Paperback)

              By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems; Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program; Academy of Sciences, National

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              The US Department of Defense has designated the Department of the Army as the executive agent responsible for the safe, timely, and effective elimination of chemical stockpile. This book provides recommendations on the direction the Army should take in pursuing and completing its... Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program.
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              ISBN 9780309050463
              Released AU 15 Jan 1994
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              Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues in Engineering: Papers from a Workshop

              Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues in Engineering: Papers from a Workshop (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Academy of Engineering, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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              Engineers and ethicists participated in a workshop to discuss the development of new technologies. Presenters examined four areas of engineering - sustainability, nanotechnology, neurotechnology, and energy - in terms of the ethical issues. This volume includes papers on these to...pics by experts in various fields.
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              ISBN 9780309092715
              Released AU 15 Oct 2004
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              Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop

              Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy; Academy of Sciences, National; Academy of Engineering, National; Institute of Medicine; Edited by Arrison, Tom

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              The workshop was held September 20-22, 2011 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Madison, Wisconsin -- p.47

              ISBN 9780309256049
              Released AU 15 Jun 2012
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              America's Energy Future: Technology and Transformation: Summary Edition

              America's Energy Future: Technology and Transformation: Summary Edition (Paperback, Summary ed)

              By on America's Energy Future, Committee; Academy of Sciences, National; Academy of Engineering, National; Research Council, National

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              Energy production and use touch our lives in countless ways. We are reminded of the cost of energy every time we fill up at the gas pump, pay an electricity bill, or purchase an airline ticket. Energy use also has important indirect impacts, not all of which are reflected in curr...ent energy prices: depletion of natural resources, degradation of the environment, and threats to national security arising from a growing dependence on geopolitically unstable regions for some of our energy supplies. These indirect impacts could increase in the future if the demand for energy rises faster than available energy supplies. Our nation's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that reduces these impacts while providing sufficient and affordable energy supplies to sustain our future economic prosperity. The United States has enormous economic and intellectual resources that can be brought to bear on these challenges through a sustained national effort in the decades ahead. America's Energy Future is intended to inform the development of wise energy policies by fostering a better understanding of technological options for increasing energy supplies and improving the efficiency of energy use. This summary edition of the book will also be a useful resource for professionals working in the energy industry or involved in advocacy and researchers and academics in energy-related fields of study. America's Energy Future examines the deployment potential, costs, barriers, and impacts of energy supply and end-use technologies during the next two to three decades, including energy efficiency, alternative transportation fuels, renewable energy, fossil fuel energy, and nuclear energy, as well as technologies for improving the nation's electrical transmission and distribution systems.
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              ISBN 9780309141451
              Released AU 15 Jan 2010
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              Realizing the Information Future: The Internet and Beyond

              Realizing the Information Future: The Internet and Beyond (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Committee, Nrenaissance; Computer Science and Telecommunications Board; Research Council, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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              Highlights what we can learn from Internet and how the research, education, and library communities can take full advantage of the information highway's promised reach through time and space. This book includes a discussion of costs, pricing, and federal funding for network devel...opment.
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              ISBN 9780309050449
              Released AU 15 Jan 1994
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              The Ocean's Role in Global Change: Progress of Major Research Programs

              The Ocean's Role in Global Change: Progress of Major Research Programs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Studies Board, Ocean; Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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              Provides summaries on the progress of the major oceanographic research programs. This book looks at programs that study processes that occur over periods ranging from days to hundreds of years - the contemporary system, and those that seek to understand long-term variations rangi...ng from thousands to millions of years - the geological perspective.
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              ISBN 9780309050432
              Released AU 15 Jan 1994
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