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America's Investment in the Future

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Contents
Foreword by Walter Cronkite
Introduction by NSF Director Rita R. Colwell
Internet changing the way we communicate
Advanced Materials the stuff dreams are made of
Education lessons about learning
Manufacturing the forms of things unknown
Arabidopsis map makers of the plant kingdom
Decision Sciences how the game is played
Visualization a way to see the unseen
Environment taking the long view
Astronomy exploring the expanding universe
Arctic and Antarctic Research science on the edge
Disasters & Hazard Mitigation living more safely on a restless planet
About the Photographs
Acknowledgments
About the NSF
Index


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