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Scientific Reports/Books Available Free Online via NAP

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National Academies Press (NAP) was created to publish reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. NAP publishes more than 200 books per year on topics in science, engineering, and health.

Many NAP books, including those below, are freely available to read online. Government employees are also able to order copies of publications free of charge, as long as it's delivered to a government address. If you would like to recommend any of these reports for the library collection, please fill out this form or Request Free Report as Government Employee

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Additonal online books are available on the Library site, including texts, reference and reports.

Added 3/3/09

Historic Polar Images (1845-1982) Now Online: Scott Polar Research Institute

Shackleton, Ernest Henry (1874-1922)
Shackleton, Ernest Henry

More than 20,000 polar images are now available online for browsing or searching entitled Freeze Frame: Historic Polar Images.

The collection is provided by the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. The center "holds a world-class collection of photographic negatives illustrating polar exploration from the nineteenth century onwards."

"Here you can discover the polar regions through the eyes of those explorers and scientists who dared to go into the last great wildernesses on earth"

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Added 3/17/09

Earth From Overhead - Aerial & Satellite Imagery

Aurora Australis over the southern Atlantic Ocean

Eastern face of Rocky Mountain National Park
Eastern face of RMNP

Related library news:

* Earth Science World Image Bank
* Remote Sensing & Mapping Resources
* European Space Agency (ESA) Multimedia Gallery & NASA Image eXchange (NIX)

Added 3/24/09

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