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Happy Birthday Nicolaus Copernicus!

Happy 540th Birthday Nicolaus Copernicus!

To celebrate this landmark in science, we compiled our top space reports. Enjoy!


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Eclipse: The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed the Course of History492 pages | Hardcover | Price: $22.45Whether interpreted as an auspicious omen or a sentinel of doom, eclipses have had a profound effect upon our cultural development. Throughout recorded history, they have evoked consternation, fear, and dread�as well as awe and wonderment.

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Storms from the Sun

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Storms from the Sun: The Emerging Science of Space Weather256 pages | Not for SaleFrom the casual conversation starter to the 24-hour cable channels and Web sites devoted exclusively to the subject, everyone talks about weather. There�s even weather in space�and it�s causing major upsets to our modern technological world.

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Severe Space Weather Events--Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts

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Severe Space Weather Events–Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts: A Workshop Report144 pages | Paperback | Price: $31.50The adverse effects of extreme space weather on modern technology–power grid outages, high-frequency communication blackouts, spacecraft anomalies–are well known and well documented, and the physical processes underlying space weather are also generally… [more]
Solar and Space Physics

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Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society454 pages | Paperback | Price: $60.30From the interior of the Sun, to the upper atmosphere and near-space environment of Earth, and outward to a region far beyond Pluto where the Sun’s influence wanes, advances during the past decade in space physics and solar physics–the disciplines NASA… [more]
The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate

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The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth’s Climate: A Workshop Report70 pages | Paperback | Price: $33.30On September 8-9, 2011, experts in solar physics, climate models, paleoclimatology, and atmospheric science assembled at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado for a workshop to consider the Sun’s variability over time and… [more]

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

Happy Birthday President Abe Lincoln!













This year marks the 150th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences, a landmark that would not be possible without the perseverance and courage of President Abraham Lincoln.  In 1863, during the Civil War, President Lincoln founded the National Academy of Science in order to add “the fuel of interest to the fire of genius in the discovery… of new and useful things.”  We would like wish a very special Happy Birthday to President Lincoln who was born on this day in 1809. To celebrate this day, check out our favorite Lincoln video and memorabilia.

Lincoln Finger Puppet

Lincoln and the Founding of the National Academy of Sciences

Collection of Artwork of the National Academy of Sciences

Happy 100th Birthday Mary Leakey!

Today marks the 100th birthday of world renowned archaeologist and anthropologist, Mary Leakey. For the past 100 years, Mary has been an inspiration for scientists, as well as a role model for the advancement of women in science fields. To commemorate her great accomplishments, we are featuring several titles that celebrate women in science.

Happy Birthday Mary Leakey!


Beyond Bias and Barriers

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Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering348 pages | Hardcover | Price: $45.85The United States economy relies on the productivity, entrepreneurship, and creativity of its people. To maintain its scientific and engineering leadership amid increasing economic and educational globalization, the United States must aggressively pursue the… [more]
Nobel Prize Women in Science

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Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries, Second Edition464 pages | Paperback | Price: $17.95Since 1901 there have been over three hundred recipients of the Nobel Prize in the sciences. Only ten of them — about 3 percent — have been women. Why?In this updated version of Nobel Prize Women in Science, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne… [more]
Blueprint for the Future

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Blueprint for the Future: Framing the Issues of Women in Science in a Global Context: Summary of a Workshop126 pages | Paperback | Price: $35.10The scientific work of women is often viewed through a national or regional lens, but given the growing worldwide connectivity of most, if not all, scientific disciplines, there needs to be recognition of how different social, political, and economic… [more]
To Recruit and Advance

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To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in Science and Engineering148 pages | Paperback | Price: $26.95Although more women than men participate in higher education in the United States, the same is not true when it comes to pursuing careers in science and engineering. To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in Science and Engineering identifies and… [more]
Women’s Adventures in Science SeriesSet | Price: $80.55What would it be like to build the first robot that could interact with people? Or to study human remains in search of criminal evidence?In Women’s Adventures in Science, readers will learn about the trailblazing women who are… [more]