Users can read the full text of this new collection of essays from the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council and the National Academy Press (NAP) online for free at the NAP site (reviewed in the February 26, 1999 Scout Report
). The 276-page book (published in 2000) features a collection of essays on the development of ocean sciences at the National Science Foundation organized in four sections: "Landmark Achievements of Ocean Sciences," "Creating Institutions to Make Scientific Discoveries Possible," "Large and Small Science Programs: A Delicate Balance," and "Ocean Sciences Today and Tomorrow." A number of tools are provided to make navigation and viewing easy, including a book or chapter search engine and a zoom function.
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