I stumbled across this yesterday in my diggings-around:


The National Academies Press

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy. The institutions represented by the NAP are unique in that they attract the nation’s leading experts in every field to serve on their award-winning panels and committees. This is the right place for definitive information on everything from space science to animal nutrition.

At the National Academies Press, there are over 4,000 documents that are free for reading online. There are loads of items for purchase, via pdf, as well.

Now, not all of these are going to be real ‘page-turners’ to most of us. There’s certainly plenty of titles that would only be of interest to a small segment of any scientific community…but if you’re in that segment, or are homeschooling someone who has that particular (maybe even peculiar? 😉 ) interest…this is for you!

Here’s a short idea of the types of titles:


Enjoy! I know I am.