National Forum

Covers a wide range of topics including those of education, business, international affairs, and multicultural issues in an effort to provide documentation for professional research and development.

Articles from Vol. 81, No. 1, Winter

Complexity in Aircraft Automation-A Precursor for Concerns in Human-Automation Systems
One of the clearest trends in the late twentieth century has been the increasing growth and complexity of automation in modern society. The automation of mechanical systems that accompanied the industrial revolution in the nineteenth century was primarily...
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Isaac's Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
ERIK LARSON. Isaac's Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History. Vintage Books, 2000. 323 pages. $13.00 (paperback). In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew smashed into the Miami, Florida, metropolitan area with winds up to 165 mph and a...
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Letters to the Editor
FORUM ON EDUCATION & ACADEMICS According to Angela Maynard Sewall ["Be Careful What You Ask For..., Winter 2000], the reason why it is unlikely that all students will score at the 99th percentile is because students have different skills, abilities,...
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The Color of Silver: William Spratling, His Life and Art
TAYLOR D. LITTLETON. The Color of Silver. William Spratling, His Life and Art. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000. 322 pages. $34.95. Dr. Littleton's deeply researched and elegantly written biography of Alabama's William Spratling is...
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The Establishment of Blame in the Aftermath of a Technological Disaster
An Examination of the Apollo 1 and Challenger Disasters Human kind has experienced countless natural disaster Before the advent of the technical means to measure, forecast , and understand naturally occurring phenomena (for example, hurricanes, tornadoes,...
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