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Icones pictae plantarum rariorum descriptionibus et observationibus illustratae
Auctore J.E. Smith, M.D. Fasc. 1-3.

Iconographie descriptive des cactees
Lemaire, Charles Antoine

In Her Own Right: The Institute of Medicine's Guide to Women's Health Issues
Beryl Lieff Benderly, for the Institute of Medicine

The Incompleat Chymist: Being an Essay on the Eighteenth-Century Chemist in His Laboratory, with a Dictionary of Obsolete Chemical Terms of the Period
Jon Eklund

Insectivorous Plants
by Charles Darwin

Inside the Greenhouse
focuses on innovative state and local programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; Inside the Greenhouse is a quarterly, electronic publication produced by the EPA's State and Local Climate Change Program.

Interdisciplinary Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
by National Research Council Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature

International Code of Zoological Nomenclature

International Space Station

International Space Station Crew Return Vehicle: X-38

International Space Station Docking

Interpreting Biodiversity: A Manual for Environmental Educators in the Tropics

Intracellular Pangenesis, Including a Paper on Fertilization and Hybridization (Chicago, The Open Court Publishing Co., 1910),
by Hugo de Vries, trans. by Charles Stuart Gager

An Introduction to Genetic Analysis (7th edition; New York: W.H. Freeman, 1999)
by Anthony J F. Griffiths, Jeffrey H. Miller, David T. Suzuki, Richard C. Lewontin, and William M. Gelbart

An Introduction to Multigrid Methods
by Pieter Wesseling

Introduction to the Aerodynamics of Flight
(NASA SP-367, 1975)
by Theodore A. Talay

Invasive Alien Species: A Toolkit for Best Prevention and Management Practices

Invasive plants: changing the landscape of America: fact book

Is Our Project Succeeding? A Guide to Threat Reduction Assessment for Conservation
by Richard Margoluis & Nick Salafsky

Is There Water on Mars?
An Educator's Guide with Activities for Physical, Earth, and Space Sciences EG-2000-03-121-HQ

Issues in Ecology

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology

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The Jacquard Machine Analyzed and Explained (1888)
by Emanuel Anthony Posselt
part 1: PDF at Arizona
part 2: PDF at Arizona

Jepson Manual Higher Plants of California
Edited by James C. Hickman

Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of H.M.S. Beagle (11th edition; London: John Murray, 1913),
by Charles Darwin

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Kennedy Space Center Annual Report 1997

Kennedy Space Center Annual Report 1998

Kennedy Space Center Annual Report 2000

Kennedy Space Center Annual Report 2001

The Kennedy Space Center Story

A Key to Discovery

A Key to the Common Genera of Neogene Shark Teeth

Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte
Köhler, Franz Eugen

KSC Press Site News Media Handbook

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Landsat 7 Satellite

Lasers: Invention to Application
John R. Whinnery, Symposium Chairman, Jesse H. Ausubel and H. Dale Langford, Editors; National Academy of Engineering

Learning and Understanding: Improving Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in U.S. High Schools
Committee on Programs for Advanced Study of Mathematics and Science in American High Schools, National Research Council

Learning Debian GNU/Linux
By Bill McCarty

Learning...Teaching...Leading... Report of the Professional Development Task Force

Lectures on Elementary Mathematics
by La Grange, Joseph Louis

Legislative Origins of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958: Proceedings of an Oral History Workshop
(Monographs in Aerospace History, No. 8, 1998),
Logsdon, John M., moderator.
text-only pdf file
or a large (8 MB) pdf file with graphics

Lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). [1999] Wildlife Habitat Management Institute

The lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from Macquarie Island
Palma, R.L. & Horning, D.S.
ANARE Research Note 105

Life at High Temperatures
by Thomas D. Brock

Life in the Universe: Proceedings of a conference held at NASA Ames Research Center Moffet Field, California, June 19-20, 1979
(NASA CP-2156, 1981)

Linus Pauling Research Notebooks

Linux Administrator's Security Guide
Kurt Seifried

The Linux Cookbook: Tips and Techniques for Everyday Use
by Michael Stutz

Linux Device Drivers (second edition, 2001)
by Alessandro Rubini and Jonathan Corbet

The Linux Network Administrator's Guide
Olaf Kirch and Terry Dawson
HTML (read online)
HTML (tarred and gzipped package, 690k)
PDF (1.5MB)

Linux System Administration Made Easy
Steve Frampton
HTML (read online)
HTML (tarred and gzipped package, 99k)

The Linux System Administrators' Guide
Lars Wirzenius, Joanna Oja, and Stephen Stafford
HTML (read online)
HTML (tarred and gzipped package, 150k)
PDF (332k)

Linux From Scratch
Gerard Beekmans
HTML (read online):
HTML (tarred and gzipped package, 175k):
PDF (901k):

Liquid Hydrogen as a Propulsion Fuel, 1945-1959
(NASA SP-4404, 1978)
By John L. Sloop

List of Hazardous Art and Craft Materials that Can Not be Purchased for Use in Grades K- 6

Living Aloft: Human Requirements for Extended Spaceflight
(NASA SP-483, 1985)
by Mary Connors, Albert Harrison, and Faren Akins

Living and Working in Space: A History of Skylab
(NASA SP-4208, 1983)
y W. David Compton and Charles Benson

Living with a Star
An Educator Guide with Activities in Sun-Earth Sciences

Long-billed curlew (Numenius americanus). [2000] Wildlife Habitat Management Institute

Long-term Ecological Research: An International Perspective

Looking South
The Australian Antarctic Program into the 21st Century

Losing Generations: Adolescents in High-Risk Settings
Panel on High-Risk Youth, National Research Council

Lost Crops of Africa: Volume I: Grains
Board on Science and Technology for International Development, National Research Council

Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century,
edited by W.W. Mendell

Lunar Impact: A History of Project Ranger
(Washington, D.C.: NASA SP-4210, 1977)
by R. Cargill Hall

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Magellan: The Unveiling of Venus (JPL-400-345, March 1989)

The Making of a Social Disease Tuberculosis in Nineteenth-Century France
by David Barnes

Managing NASA in the Apollo Era. (NASA SP-4102, 1982).
by Arnold S. Levine

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica

Manual of California Vegetation

The March of Portola and the Discovery of the Bay of San Francisco; The Log of the San Carlos and Original Documents
Translated and Annotated, by Zoeth Skinner Eldredge and Eusebius J. Molera

Marine Stocks at Risk of Extinction

Mars Pathfinder Poster

The Martian Landscape
(NASA SP-425, 1978)

Mathematical Sciences, Technology, and Economic Competitivenes,
ed. by James G. Glimm

Mathematics and Science Education Around the World: What Can We Learn From The Survey of Mathematics and Science Opportunities (SMSO) and the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)?
by National Research Council Mathematical Sciences Education Board

Mathematics Content Standards for California Public Schools

Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergartin Through Grade Twelve

The Mathematics of Microgravity

Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT)

Measuring Up: Prototypes for Mathematics Assessment
by National Research Council National Mathematical Sciences Education Board

Measuring What Counts: A Conceptual Guide for Mathematics Assessment
by National Research Council National Mathematical Sciences Education Board

The Mechanical Properties of Wood
by Samuel J. Record

Mechanics of Granular Materials 5-8

Mechanics of Granular Materials 9-12

The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity (revised edition; New York: Henry Hold and Company, 1915),
by Thomas Hunt Morgan, Alfred Henry Sturtevant, Hermann Joseph Muller, and Calvin Blackman Bridges

The Medical Messiahs: A Social History of Health Quackery in Twentieth-Century America
by James Harvey Young

Medical Microbiology
Edited By: Samuel Baron, MD

Meeting the invasive species challenge : management plan. [2001] National Invasive Species Council

A Meeting With The Universe

Mercury bioaccumulation in fish in a region affected by historic gold mining; the South Yuba River, Deer Creek, and Bear River watersheds, California, 1999
by J. T. May, R. L. Hothem, C. N. Alpers and M. A. Law.

Mercury contamination from historic gold mining in California,
by C. N. Alpers and M. P. Hunerlach.

Methods to Assess the Effects of Chemicals on Ecosystems

Microfossils from Chesapeake Bay sediments; illustrations and species database,
edited by T. M. Cronin, R. S. Wagner and Moira Slattery.

A Teacher's Guide with Activities in Science, Mathematics, and Technology EG-1997-08-110-HQ

Microgravity Demonstrator

Microgravity- Fall Into Mathematics

Microgravity-Fall Into Mathematics

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence/Mathematics Standards
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education
Committee on Minority Representation in Special Education, M. Suzanne Donovan and Christoper T. Cross, Editors, National Research Council

'Miracle' health claims : add a dose of skepticism.

MIT's Biology Hypertextbook

Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)

Modern Genetic Analysis (New York : W.H. Freeman, 1999)
by Anthony J F. Griffiths, William M. Gelbart, Jeffrey H. Miller, and Richard C. Lewontin

Modified Mercalli intensities for some recent California earthquakes and historic San Francisco Bay region earthquakes,
by W. H. Bakun.

Mold remediation in schools and commercial buildings.

Molecular Cell Biology (4th edition; New York: W.H. Freeman, 2000)
by Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, S. Lawrence Zipursky, Paul Matsudaira, David Baltimore, and James E. Darnell

Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations
(Washington, D.C.: NASA SP-4204, 1978).
By Charles D. Benson and William Barnaby Faherty

Mountain plover (Charadrius montanus). [2001] Wildlife Habitat Management Institute

Mouse Genetics Concepts and Applications
Lee M. Silver

Mountains of Madness: A Scientist's Odyssey in Antarctica
by John A. Long

Moving Beyond Myths: Revitalizing Undergraduate Mathematics
by National Research Council National Mathematical Sciences Education Board

Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR)

Multibeam data and socio-economic issues in west-central San Francisco Bay, CA,
by J. L. Chin, P. R. Carlson, F. L. Wong and D. A. Cacchione.

Museum Handbook: Part II

MySQL Reference Manual

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Narrative Descriptions of Terrestrial Ecozones and Ecoregions of Canada

NASA Aeronautics Blueprint

NASA Engineers and the Age of Apollo.
Fries, Sylvia D. NASA SP-4104,1992.

NASA Historical Databooks, volumes III - VI (SP-4012)

NASA's Origins and the Dawn of the Space Age

A NASA Recipe For Protein Crystallography

NASA Student Glovebox
An Inquiry-Based Technology Educator's Guide

NASA Student Involvement Program Poster

NASA Student Involvement Program-Aerospace Technology Engineering Guide

NASA Student Involvement Program-Design a Mission to Mars Guide

NASA Student Involvement Program-Flight Opportunities Educator's Resource Guide

NASA Student Involvement Program-My Planet Earth Guide

NASA Student Involvement Program-Science & Technology Journalism Guide

NASA's Great Observatories Kit

National assessment of coastal vulnerability to future sea-level rise.

National assessment of coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise; U.S. Atlantic Coast,
by E. R. Thieler and E. S. Hammar-Klose.

National Science Education Standards

The National Space Weather Program : implementation plan.

The Nautical almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris for the Year 1804,
Published in London by Order of the Commissioners of Longitude

Near-Earth Objects Survey Working Group report.

A Negro Explorer At The North Pole
by Matthew A. Henson

The Nerve Impulse.
(C) F. Bezanilla

A New Sun: Solar Results from Skylab (SP-402, 1979) by John A. Eddy and edited by Rein Ise

Nicotine addiction. National Institute on Drug Abuse.

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service: Economic Value for the Nation

The Nomenclature of British Insects: Being a Compendious List of Such Species as are Contained in the Systematic Catalogue of British Insects, and Forming a Guide to their Classification (London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1829)
by James Francis Stephens

Nomina Insecta Nearctica -

North America's environment: A thirty-year state of the environment and policy retrospective
World Resources Institute, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). [1999] Wildlife Habitat Management Institute

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci,
by Leonardo da Vinci, ed. by Jean Paul Richter, trans. by R. C., Mrs. Bell and E. J. Poynter

Nutrient Requirements of Cats,Revised Edition, 1986
Committee on Animal Nutrition, National Research Council

Nutrient Requirements of Dogs,Revised 1985 Committee on Animal Nutrition, National Research Council

Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals,Fourth Revised Edition, 1995
Subcommittee on Laboratory Animal Nutrition, Committee on Animal Nutrition, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council

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Obsolete English Names of North American Birds and Their Modern Equivalents

Ocean Biogeochemistry and Global Change. JGOFS.
Edited by Beatriz M. Baliño, Michael J. R. Fasham and Margaret C. Bowles. Stockholm: IGBP, 32pp.
IGBP Science Series #2

Oceanography from the Space Shuttle

On Mars: Exploration of the Red Planet 1958-1978
(Washington, D.C.: NASA SP-4212, 1984).
Written by Linda Ezell and Edward Ezell

On the Frontier: Flight Research at Dryden, 1946-1981
(Washington, D.C.: NASA SP-4303, 1984).
By Richard P. Hallion

On the Generation of Animals.
Aristotle. 350 BC.

On the Moon with Apollo 16: A Guidebook to the Descartes Region
(NASA EP-95, 1972)

On the Parts of Animals.
Aristotle. 350 BC.

On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
First Edition
by Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (first edition; London: John Murray, 1859),
by Charles Darwin
HTML at British Library
PDF files at

On the Shoulders of Giants: New Approaches to Numeracy
Lynn Arthur Steen, Editor; Mathematical Sciences Education Board, National Research Council

On the Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini
(Washington, D.C.: NASA SP-4203, 1977).
By Barton C. Hacker and James M. Grimwood

On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects, and on the Good Effects of Intercrossing (London: John Murray, 1862),
by Charles Darwin

Once and Future Moon

On-Line Biology Book
by Michael Farabee

Online Space Notes

Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution

Optics-Light, Color, and Their Uses
An Educator's Guide with Activities in Science and Mathematics

Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990
(Washington, D.C.: NASA SP-4406, 1989).
by Roger E. Bilstein

Origin of the Moon,
edited by W.K. Hartmann, R.J. Phillips, G. J. Taylor

Our Mission to Planet Earth
A Guide to Teaching Earth System Science

An Outline of American Geography: Regional Landscapes of the United States (1998)
by Stephen S. Birdsall and John Florin

Outline of the Earth Simulator

"Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners: An Assessment of Effectiveness and Health Consequences"

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Pampasgrass and Jubatagrass Threaten California Coastal Habitats

Particle Flux in the Ocean

The Partnership: A History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
(Washington, D.C.: NASA SP-4209, 1978).
Written by Linda Ezell and Edward Ezell


The PDR Family Guide to Over-the-Counter Drugs

Peregrine Kid's Book
Christine R Raabe

Periodic Table of Elements

Persistent Toxic Chemicals of Human Health Concern in Fish from SF Bay and the Sacramento River, CA

Pesticide toxicity index for freshwater aquatic organisms.

Phosphorus in the Global Environment - Transfers, Cycles and Management

Photonics Dictionary

The Physical Basis of Heredity (Philadelphia: J. B. Kippincott, 1919), by Thomas Hunt Morgan

Phytoplankton distribution and abundance off east Antarctica, as determined
by CHEMTAX analysis of HPLC pigment data (BROKE survey, January-March
Simon W. Wright and Rick L. van den Enden
ANARE Research Notes 103

Pictorial History of the Locomotive (c1899),
ed. by William Wright

Pioneer Odyssey
(NASA SP-349/396, revised edition, 1977)
by Richard Fimmel

Planetary Geology
A Teacher's Guide with Activities in Physical and Earth Sciences EG-1998-03-109-HQ

Planetary Geology in the 1980s (SP-467, 1985)
by Joseph Veverka.

Plantarum selectarum icones pictae / editae a Nicolao Meerburg

A Positron Named Priscilla: Scientific Discovery at the Frontier
Marcia F. Bartusiak, Barbara Burke, Andrew Chaikin, Addison Greenwood, T.A. Heppenheimer, Michelle Hoffman, David Holzman, Elizabeth J. Maggio, and Anne Simon Moffat for the National Academy of Sciences

The Power of Movement in Plants,
by Charles Darwin, contrib. by Francis Darwin

Practical Artificial Intelligence Programming in Java
by Mark Watson

Practical Foundations of Mathematics
by Paul Taylor

Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake
Geotechnical Board, National Research Council

Practitioner's Handbook on the Modelling of Dynamic Change in Ecosystems

Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests
Committee on the Scientific Basis for Predicting the Invasive Potential of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests in the United States, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, National Research Council

Preparing for California's Next Drought, Changes Since 1987-92 July 2000

Preventing the Forward Contamination of Europa
Task Group on the Forward Contamination of Europa, Space Studies Board, National Research Council

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

Principles of Geology (3 volumes, 1830),
by Charles Lyell

Priorities for Coastal Ecosystem Science
Committee to Identify High-Priority Science to Meet National Coastal Needs, National Research Council

Probability of Sea Level Rise
James G. Titus and Vijay Narayanan

The Problem of Space Travel: The Rocket Motor
(Washington, D.C.: NASA SP-4026, 1995).
Edited by Ernst Stuhlinger and J.D. Hunley with Jennifer Garland. Foreword by Frederick I. Ordway III

Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground, April 2002,
I. Snape & R. Warren (eds). 141 pp. (4.4 mb pdf)

Project Gemini Technology and Operations: A Chronology
(NASA SP-4002)
by James M. Grimwood

Project Mercury: A Chronology
(NASA SP-4001)
by James M. Grimwood

Psycho-physiological contributions of physical activity and sports for girls.

The Purisima Formation and related rocks (upper Miocene-Pliocene), greater San Francisco Bay area, Central California; review of literature and USGS collection (now housed at the Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley),
by C. L. Powell, II.

Puzzle Craft 1992 edition
by Stewart T. Coffin

The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections
by Stewart T. Coffin

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Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction: Where Real Science Ends, and Pseudoscience Begins
by Charles M. Wynn and Arthur W. Wiggins, illust. by Sidney Harris

Quest for Performance: The Evolution of Modern Aircraft
(NASA SP-468, 1985)

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Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). [2000] Wildlife Habitat Management Institute

Recommended Dietary Allowances: 10th Edition
Subcommittee on the Tenth Edition of the Recommended Dietary Allowances, Food and Nutrition Board, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council

Recommendations for the Care of Amphibians in Academic Institutions

Red Imported Fire Ants

Reefs at Risk in Southeast Asia
Lauretta Burke, Liz Selig, Mark Spalding

Reefscape: Reflections on the Great Barrier Reef
by Rosaleen Love

Remember the Past ...Protect the Future
30 Years of Environmental Progress in the Pacific Southwest
1999 Annual Report

The Remote Sensing Tutorial

Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science
Second Edition

Research in NASA History: A Guide to the NASA History Program
(NASA HHR-64, revised June 1997)

Reshaping School Mathematics: A Philosophy and Framework for Curriculum
by National Research Council National Mathematical Sciences Education Board

"Residential Air Cleaning Devices: A Summary of Available Information"

Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science
National Science Resources Center of the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution

Resources for Teaching Middle School Science
National Science Resources Center of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the Smithsonian Institution

Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems:Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Committee on Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems: Science, Technology, and Public Policy; National Research Council

Retroviruses (Plainview, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1997)
ed. by John M. Coffin, Stephen H. Hughes, and Harold E. Varmus

The Revised Catalog of MK Spectra Types for the Cooler Stars
Philip C. Keenan & Gerald H. Newsom Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University

Revision of Eusirus perdentatus Chevreux, 1912 and E. propeperdentatus Andres, 1979
(Crustacea: Amphipoda)
William B. Emison
ANARE Report 145

Ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). [1999] Wildlife Habitat Management Institute

A Teacher's Guide with Activities in Science, Mathematics, and Technology EG-1999-06-108-HQ

Committee on Rodents, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council

The Romance of Rubber
ed. by John Martin

Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). [1999] Wildlife Habitat Management Institute

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