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Whole earth catalog The Whole Earth Catalog was a sizeable catalog published twice a year from 1968 to 1972, and occasionally thereafter, until 1998. Its purposes were to provide education and "access to tools" in order that the reader could "find his own inspiration, shape his own  of research

The view of the earth from space impressed upon scientists how intertwined are the planet's oceans, atmosphere, continents and life. "Indeed, it has become increasingly evident that the most scientifically challenging and socially important problems facing the environmental sciences lie at the interfaces between these components," writes Herbert Friedman Herbert Friedman died of cancer at his home in Arlington, Virginia, on 9 September 2000, at the age of eighty four.

He was a pioneer in the application of sounding rockets to solar physics, aeronomy, and astronomy. He was also a statesman and public advocate for science.
 of the National Research Council (NRC NRC
abbr.
1. National Research Council

2. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Noun 1. NRC - an independent federal agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants
) in Washington, D.C., in the foreword fore¬∑word ¬†
n.
A preface or an introductory note, as for a book, especially by a person other than the author.


foreword
Noun

an introductory statement to a book

Noun 1.
 to a recent NRC report entitled "Global Change in the Geosphere-Biosphere: Initial Priorities for an IGBP IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
IGBP Indo-German Bilateral Project
IGBP Interdisciplinary Society of Biological Psychiatry
IgBP Immunoglobulin-Binding Protein
."

IGBP is the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program, a plan conceived over the last three years for an international, interdisciplinary, global-scale study of the earth. While there have been other important international research efforts in the past, none has focused so extensively on crossing the traditional lines between scientific disciplines. "We think the need for action is so great as to warrant the mounting of a bold new program, and the issues so urgent and compelling that it must be started now," concludes the U.S. Committee for an IGBP, which met in 1984 to outline the most compelling problems -- such as the need for better documentation of the earth's climatic history and for better models of sea-air-land-sun dynamics -- that would benefit from the IGBP approach. The committee's recommendations are going to the International Council of Scientific Unions, which, according to according to
prep.
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

3.
 the report, is considering implementing an IGBP.
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Title Annotation:International Geosphere-Biosphere Program
Publication:Science News
Date:Mar 8, 1986
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