Friday, June 10, 2011

National Academies Press - Free eBooks

The National Academies Press has made hundreds of its book titles free via PDF download.

A wide range of science and technology materials are available: biology and life sciences, earth sciences, energy and energy conservation, food & nutrition, and health & medicine. 

There are also a a substantial number of books that deal with teaching.  For example, the seminal series titled "How People Learn" is available, which includes material on teacher education and the teaching of  subjects such as history, as well as math and science. 

Other subjects covered are behavioral sciences, conflict and security issues, climate change, and understanding evolution.

You must register as a user.  Once you've located a book or books you're interested in, look for the PDF download button. 

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