National Academies Press titles available free online

The following note came through on one of the mailing lists…

Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 16:01:07 +0100 
From: National Academies Press <NationalAcademiesPress@nas.edu>

Subject: All PDF Books Free to Download

As of June 2, 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press (NAP) will be downloadable free of charge to anyone. This includes our current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports published by NAP (www.www.nap.edu).* Free access to our online content supports the mission of NAP–publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council–to improve government decision making and public policy, increase public education and understanding, and promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in matters involving science, engineering, technology, and health. In 1994, we began offering free content online. Before today’s announcement, all PDFs were free to download in developing countries, and 65 percent of them were available for free to any user. Like no other organization, the National Academies can enlist the nation’s foremost scientists, engineers, health professionals, and other experts to address the scientific and technical aspects of society’s most pressing problems through the authoritative and independent reports published by NAP…. Sign up now. It’s quick, easy, and free.

Sincerely,

Barbara Kline Pope

Executive Director for Communications and The National Academies Press

*There are a small number of reports that never had PDF files and, therefore, are not available for download. In addition, part of the “Nutrient Requirements of Domestic Animals” series is not available in PDF. Future titles in this series will also not have PDFs associated with them.

 

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