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America's Investment in the Future

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This book was published in 2000 for NSF's 50th anniversary. It is not being updated and is available for archival purposes.

Foreword by Walter Cronkite (PDF, 73.1KB)
Introduction by NSF Director Rita R. Colwell (PDF, 113KB)
Internet changing the way we communicate (PDF, 479KB)
Advanced Materials the stuff dreams are made of (PDF, 394KB)
Education lessons about learning (PDF, 561KB)
Manufacturing the forms of things unknown (PDF, 416KB)
Arabidopsis map makers of the plant kingdom (PDF, 439KB)
Decision Sciences how the game is played (PDF, 1,271KB)
Visualization a way to see the unseen (PDF, 566KB)
Environment taking the long view (PDF, 616KB)
Astronomy exploring the expanding universe (PDF, 351KB)
Arctic and Antarctic Research science on the edge (PDF, 430KB)
Disasters & Hazard Mitigation living more safely on a restless planet (PDF, 482KB)
About the Photographs (PDF, 55.1KB)
Acknowledgments (PDF, 90.6KB)
About the NSF (PDF, 34.5KB)
Cover and contents page (PDF, 173KB)