Presents the results of the third biennial National Critical Technologies Review. Includes information about the state of development in each technology area and about the U.S. competitive position relative to the worldwide leading edge technology developments.
Analyzes the international competitiveness of U.S. industries that are affected by environmental policies: (1) firms that develop & market environmental technologies & services; & (2) companies that must meet U.S. environmental requirements (especially manufacturing firms). Includes trends in the global environmental market, U.S. competitiveness in environmental technologies & services, environmental requirements, cleaner technology, compliance, regulations, incentives, & government support. Photos, figures & graphs.
A review of the International Telecommunications Satellite Org. (INTELSAT) begun in 1964 to provide mainly telephone and data services, and the International Maritime Satellite Org. (INMARSAT) which was formed in 1979 to provide maritime communications, including services related to safety and rescue at sea. Describes the potential competitive impact of: possible alternative approaches to reforming the organizations; an INMARSAT affiliate company, formed in 1994 to provide new services; and proposals for restructuring INTELSAT.
Explains the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), a binding contract between 103 governments which together account for around 90 per cent of world merchandise trade, and how it works. This multilateral trading system contributes to economic growth and development throughout the world. Graphs and photos.
A study by the National Park Service on how to best interpret & commemorate the Underground Railroad, emphasizing the approximate routes taken by slaves escaping to freedom before the Civil War. Findings: the Underground Railroad story is nationally significant; a few elements of the story are represented in existing National Park Service units & other sites, but many important resource types are not adequately represented & protected; many sites remain that meet established criteria for designation as national historic landmarks; many sites are in imminent danger of being lost or destroyed, etc. Illustrated.
This book offers hundreds of entertaining facts about the Japanese people, including their culture & their history, which has spanned nearly 2,000 years. The facts are arranged by subject: popular culture & mythology; food & drink; religion, festivals, & holidays; arts & crafts; performing arts, movies, & theater; martial arts, sports, games, & traditional healing; media, transportation, & communications; cities & famous places; geography, climate, & the natural world; government; business; education, science, & technology; history & the emperor; & famous people. Many entries tell about that which is unique, the oldest, the most famous, etc.
Will help health professionals diagnose an individual's signs and symptoms that could be related to an indoor air pollution problem. Arranged according to pollutant group: environmental tobacco smoke, other combustion products, animal dander, molds, dust mites, other biologicals, volatile organic compounds, heavy metals (lead and mercury), sick building syndrome, and asbestos and radon. Provides diagnostic leads to help determine causes of each health problem. Answers common questions patients may have. Resources for health professionals and patients.
Technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter rating. Also could be aid in training students. Contains detailed coverage of helicopter aerodynamics, performance, and flight performance. Includes items such as weather, navigation, radio navigation, and communications. 81 charts and tables.