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The social sciences are the fields of academic scholarship that explore aspects of human society.[1] "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences. These include: anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, linguistics, political science, sociology, international relations, communication, and, in some contexts, psychology.

 
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Agroterrorism : Threats and Preparedness

By: Jim Monke

Excerpt: The potential of terrorist attacks against agricultural targets (agroterrorism) is increasingly recognized as a national security threat, especially after the events of September 11, 2001. In this context, agroterrorism is defined as the deliberate introduction of an animal or plant disease with the goal of generating fear, causing economic losses, and/or undermining stability.

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Agroterrorism : Threats and Preparedness

By: Jim Monke

Excerpt: The potential of terrorist attacks against agricultural targets (agroterrorism) is increasingly recognized as a national security threat, especially after the events of September 11, 2001. In this context, agroterrorism is defined as the deliberate introduction of an animal or plant disease with the goal of generating fear, causing economic losses, and/or undermining stability.

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Platsim: An Efficient Linear Simulation and Analysis Package for L...

Description: This document contains information regarding topics such as Number of Modes Slider, Clip Window Slider/Range of Disturbance Events, and Command-Driven Execution Mode...

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Space Walking: by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Excerpt: National Education Standards. The activities set forth in this curriculum supplement address national standards for science and mathematics, and the universals of technology for technology education. The matrices that follow specifically identify the standards by activity. The standards for science and mathematics in grades 4?8 and 9?12 have been combined. Universals of Technology International Technology Education Association, 1996 ...

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An X-Ray Spectral Fitting Package User's Guide for Version 11. 3. ...

Description: This document contains information regarding topics such as Walks through XSPEC, Brief Discussion of XSPEC Files, and Fitting Models to Data: An Example from EXOSAT...

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Practical Regression and Anova Using R

By: Julian J. Faraway

Mathematics document containing theorems and formulas.

Excerpt: Before you start Statistics starts with a problem, continues with the collection of data, proceeds with the data analysis and finishes with conclusions. It is a common mistake of inexperienced Statisticians to plunge into a complex analysis without paying attention to what the objectives are or even whether the data are appropriate for the proposed analysis. Look before you leap! Formulation The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution ...

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Heta99-0265-2830 Venus and Mars Orlando, Florida and Heta2000-0013...

By: Angela M. Weber, M. S.

This report was prepared by Angela Weber of the HETAB, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies (DSHEFS). Field assistance was provided by Teresa Seitz at Venus & Mars and Sally Brown at Body Piercing by Bink. Desktop publishing was performed by Patricia Lovell. Review and preparation for printing were performed by Penny Arthur.

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Classification and Coding Instructions for Birth Records, 1999- 2001

By: Department of Health and Human Services

This instruction manual was prepared by the Division of Vital Statistics. Questions regarding this manual and other related Vital Statistics Cooperative Program activities should be directed to the Data Acquisition and Evaluation Branch, Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, P.O. Box 12214, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709. Questions concerning analysis of natality data should be referred to the Reproductive Statistics Branch, D...

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Classification and Coding Instructions for Fetal Death Records, 19...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

This manual documents specifications for coding and key entry of statistical items that will be tabulated from the fetal death report by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Primarily, these specifications are used by 49 registration areas of the United States (45 states, District of Columbia, New York City, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands) that submit data to NCHS in electronic form through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program (VSCP). Under the terms...

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Vital Statistics of the United States 1994

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The technical appendix preparation was coordinated by Sherry L. Murphy in the Division of Vital Statistics under the general direction of Harry M. Rosenberg, Chief of the Mortality Statistics Branch. The vital statistics computer file on which it is based were prepared by staff from the Division of Vital Statistics, Division of Data Processing, Division of Data Services, and the Office of Research and Methodology. The Division of Vital Statistics, Mary Anne Freedman, Dir...

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Managing Elevated Blood Lead Levels Among Young Children : Recomme...

By: Birt Harvey, M. D.

Foreword: The overall reduction in childhood lead levels over the last three decades has been one of the great environmental health success stories in this country. However, our goal has not yet been reached. There are still far too many lower-income children living in older housing who are being hurt by elevated blood lead levels. The public health, housing, and environmental communities must continue to work together to eliminate the threat of lead poisoning for our future...

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Programmable Electronic Mining Systems : Best Practice Recommendat...

By: John J. Sammarco

ABSTRACT: This report (Independent Functional Safety Assessment 4.0) is the fifth in a nine-part series of recommendations addressing the functional safety of processor-controlled mining equipment. It is part of a risk-based system safety process encompassing hardware, software, humans, and the operating environment for the equipment’s life cycle. Figure 1 shows a safety framework containing these recommendations. The reports in this series address the various life cycle...

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National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

By: A. Blythe Ryerson, M. P. H.

The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), which was created in response to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act passed by Congress in 1990, is both the first and thus far the only national cancer screening program in the United States. As a consequence, its successes and challenges are relevant not only to those who manage, implement, and are served by the program, but to policy makers, the health care system, the publi...

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Vital and Health Statistics

By: Gail F. Fisher, Ph. D.

Preface: The content and format of this publication closely follow two earlier Vital and Health Statistics reports: Series 4, No. 8, ‘‘The 1968 Revision of the Standard Certificates,’’ and Series 4, No. 23, ‘‘The 1978 Revision of the U.S. Standard Certificates.’’ The authors wish to acknowledge the contributions of these publications to the development of this one. Additional information concerning the current revision can be found in the following: Science Applications ...

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Vital Statistics of the United States 1994

By: Department of Health and Human Services

The technical appendix preparation was coordinated by Sherry L. Murphy in the Division of Vital Statistics under the general direction of Harry M. Rosenberg, Chief of the Mortality Statistics Branch. The vital statistics computer file on which it is based were prepared by staff from the Division of Vital Statistics, Division of Data Processing, Division of Data Services, and the Office of Research and Methodology. The Division of Vital Statistics, Mary Anne Freedman, Dir...

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Vital Statistics of the United States 1994

By: David L. Larson

Death and fetal-death statistics Mortality statistics for 1994 are, as for all previous years except 1972, based on information from records of all deaths occurring in the United States. Fetal-death statistics for every year are based on all reports of fetal death received by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The death-registration system and the fetal-death reporting system of the United States encompass the 50 States, the District of Columbia, New York ...

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Vital Statistics of the United States : Mortality, 1995 Technical ...

By: David L. Larson

Mortality statistics for 1995 are, as for all previous years except 1972, based on information from records of all deaths occurring in the United States. The death-registration system of the United States encompasses the 50 States, the District of Columbia, New York City (which is independent of New York State for the purpose of death registration), Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. In statistical...

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Vital Statistics of the United States : Natality, 1997 Technical A...

By: Delton Atkinson

Definition of live birth Every product of conception that gives a sign of life after birth, regardless of the length of the pregnancy, is considered a live birth. This concept is included in the definition set forth by the World Health Organization (1): Live birth is the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as...

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Vital Statistics of the United States : Natality, 1998 Technical A...

By: Phillip R. Beattie

Definition of live birth: Every product of conception that gives a sign of life after birth, regardless of the length of the pregnancy, is considered a live birth. This concept is included in the definition set forth by the World Health Organization (1): Live birth is the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such a...

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Tidal Datums and Their Applications

By: Stephen K. Gill
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