- Risk And Decisions About Disposition Of Transuranic And High-level Radioactive Waste
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) manages dozens of sites across the nation that focus on research, design, and production of nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors for defense applications. Radioactive wastes at these sites pose a national challenge, and DOE is considering how to most effectively clean them up. Some of the greatest projected risks, cleanup costs, and technical challenges come from processing and disposing transuranic and high-level radioactive waste.
This report addresses how DOE should incorporate risk into decisions about whether the nation should use alternatives to deep geologic disposal for some of these wastes. It recommends using an exemption process involving risk assessment for determining how to dispose of problematic wastes. The report outlines criteria for risk assessment and key elements of a risk-informed approach. The report also describes the types of wastes that are candidates for alternative disposition paths, potential alternatives to deep geologic disposal for disposition of low-hazard waste, and whether these alternatives are compatible with current regulations.
- Ready, Set, Science!: Putting Research to Work in the K-8 Science Classrooms
What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, and school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences?
Ready, Set, Science! guides the way with an account of the groundbreaking and comprehensive synthesis of research into teaching and learning science in kindergarten through eighth grade. Based on the recently released National Research Council report Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8, this book summarizes a rich body of findings from the learning sciences and builds detailed cases of science educators at work to make the implications of research clear, accessible, and stimulating for a broad range of science educators.
Ready, Set, Science! is filled with classroom case studies that bring to life the research findings and help readers to replicate success. Most of these stories are based on real classroom experiences that illustrate the complexities that teachers grapple with every day. They show how teachers work to select and design rigorous and engaging instructional tasks, manage classrooms, orchestrate productive discussions with culturally and linguistically diverse groups of students, and help students make their thinking visible using a variety of representational tools.
This book will be an essential resource for science education practitioners and contains information that will be extremely useful to everyone iA?A1/2including parents iA?A1/2directly or indirectly involved in the teaching of science.
- I Am: A Sixty-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is
I Am helps women end the barrage of negative self-talk and replace it with an empowering new narrative. You'll exchange lies for truth, insecurity for a rock-solid identity, and break free from the distorted messages that have held you hostage for too long.
From the moment a woman wakes until she falls, exhausted, on her pillow, one question plagues her at every turn: Am I enough?
The pressure to do more, be more has never been more intense. Online marketing. Self-help books. Movies, magazines, and gym memberships. Even church attendance and social media streams have become a means of comparing ourselves to impossible standards. Am I pretty enough? Hip enough? Spiritual enough?
We fear the answer is "No."
When a brutal bout with cancer changed how she looked, talked, and lived, Michele Cushatt embarked on a soul-deep journey to rediscover herself. The typical self-esteem strategies and positivity plans weren't enough. Instead, she needed a new foundation, one that wouldn't prove flimsy when faced with the onslaught of day-to-day life.
With raw personal stories, profound biblical teaching, and radical truths on which to rebuild your life, I Am will help you:
- Refuse to ride the rollercoaster of others' opinions and start believing what God says about you.
- Stop agonizing over past regrets and failures and make peace with God's sovereign plan for your life.
- Leave insecurity behind as you exchange temporary fixes for an identity established on God's unchanging affection.
I Am reminds us that our value isn't found in our talents, achievements, relationships, or appearance. It is instead found in a God who chose us, sent us, and promised to be with us--forever.
- Animal Health at the Crossroads: Preventing, Detecting, And Diagnosing Animal Diseases
The confirmed case of "mad cow" disease (BSE) in June 2005 illustrates the economic impact of disease outbreaks, as additional countries closed their markets to U.S. beef and beef products. Emerging diseases also threaten public health--11 out of 12 of the major global disease outbreaks over the last decade were from zoonotic agents (that spread from animals to humans).
Animal Health at the Crossroads: Preventing, Detecting, and Diagnosing Animal Diseases finds that, in general, the U.S. animal health framework has been slow to take advantage of state-of-the-art technologies being used now to protect public health; better diagnostic tests for identifying all animal diseases should be made a priority. The report also recommends that the nation establish a high-level, authoritative, and accountable coordinating mechanism to engage and enhance partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies, and the private sector.
- Women's Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise
There has been insufficient medical research in women-specific health needs until recently. This historical lack of research focus on women s health needs has compromised improvements in women s health. During the last two decades, however, significant changes in government support of research, in policies and regulations around that research, and in the organisation of research efforts have resulted in the generation of new scientific knowledge on women s health. Women s Health Research reviews major research findings on women s health since 1990, and how these findings have been translated into practice and communicated to the public. The book explores whether current research is studying the most appropriate and relevant determinants of health; whether the most appropriate research methods are being employed; and whether research includes women that are socially disadvantaged because of their race or ethnicity, income-level, or level of educational attainment. Women s Health Research discusses the research on the impact of various biological, psychological, environmental, and socio-cultural factors on women s health, especially those that might affect women disproportionately or uniquely. Women s Health Research identifies breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and cervical cancer as conditions where major progress has been made but also discusses several gaps in and barriers to women s health research. Given the many significant roles women play in our society, maintaining support for women s health research and enhancing its impact are not only in the interest of women, they are in the interest of us all. Women s Health Research provides valuable information and recommendations for women s health and serves as a useful guide for non-governmental women s health organisations, policymakers, researchers and professionals working in health care.