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Amaranth: Modern Prospects for an Ancient Crop (BOSTID, 1984, 74 p.)[edit | edit source]

Board on Science and Technology for International Development[edit | edit source]

RALPH HERBERT SMUCKLER, Dean of International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Chairman

Members

SAMUEL P. ASPER, President, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Washington, D.C.

DAVID BELL, Department of Population Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston,

Massachusetts

LAWRENCE L. BOGER, President, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
ROBERT H. BURRIS, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison,

Wisconsin

CLAUDIA JEAN CARR, Conservation and Resource Studies, University of California at
Berkeley, Berkeley, California

NATE FIELDS, Director, Developing Markets, Control Data Corporation, Edina, Minnesota
ROLAND J.FUCHS, Chairman, Department of Geography, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, ex officio

ELMER L.GADEN, JR., Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia,

Charlottsville, Virginia

JOHN H. GIBBONS, Director, U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, Washington, D.C.

ADELAIDE CROMWELL GULLIVER, Brookline, Massachusetts N. BRUCE HANNAY, Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Engineering, ex officio
WILLIAM HUGHES, Director, Engineering Energy Laboratory, Oklahoma State University,

Stillwater, Oklahoma

WILLIAM A. W.KREBS, Vice President, Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
GEORGE I.LYTHCOTT, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, Wisconsin
JANICE E. PERLMAN, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California

FREDERICK C. ROBBINS, President, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, ex officio

WALTER A. ROSENBLITH, Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Sciences, ex officio

FREDERICK SEITZ, President Emeritus, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, ex officio

BARBARA WEBSTER, Associate Dean, Office of Research, University of California, Davis, California

GILBERT F. WHITE, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, ex officio

ALBERT WESTWOOD, Corporate Director, Research and Development, Martin-Marietta Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland

JOHN G. HURLEY, Director
MICHAEL G.C.MCDONALD DOW, Associate Director/Studies

MICHAEL P.GREENE, Associate Director/Research Grants

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The Board on Science and Technology for International Development

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