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The Resource Radiation : what it is, what you need to know, Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax

Radiation : what it is, what you need to know, Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax

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Radiation : what it is, what you need to know
Title
Radiation
Title remainder
what it is, what you need to know
Statement of responsibility
Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax
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Language
eng
Summary
"A clarifying, fascinating, urgently needed book on radiation--what it is, what should and shouldn't concern us about it, and what place radiation and radiation-related technologies have in our world. The universe and our galaxy and planet Earth were born in a nuclear explosion. We live on a radioactive planet, and without radiation there would be no life here. While radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now, Dr. Robert Peter Gale--one of the world's leading experts on radiation--and Eric Lax set the record straight, correcting myths and establishing facts with an exceptional depth of knowledge and the ability to impart that knowledge in an impartial, lucid and compelling manner. Demystifying society's trigger words for anxiety--Uranium, Plutonium, Iodine-131, X-ray, CT scan, radiation of food--the authors explore the science, benefits, and risks of radiation exposure, drawing on the most up-to-date research and on Gale's extensive experience treating victims of radiation accidents around the globe. Here is an illuminating and essential guide to our post-Chernobyl, post-Fukushima world"--
Summary
"A clarifying, fascinating, urgently needed book on radiation--what it is, what should and shouldn't concern us about it, and what place radiation and radiation-related technologies have in our world. The universe and our galaxy and planet Earth were born in a nuclear explosion. We live on a radioactive planet, and without radiation there would be no life here. While radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now, Dr. Robert Peter Gale--one of the world's leading experts on radiation--and Eric Lax set the record straight, correcting myths and establishing facts with an exceptional depth of knowledge and the ability to impart that knowledge in an impartial, lucid and compelling manner. Demystifying society's trigger words for anxiety--Uranium, Plutonium, Iodine-131, X-ray, CT scan, radiation of food--the authors explore the science, benefits, and risks of radiation exposure, drawing on the most up-to-date research and on Gale's extensive experience treating victims of radiation accidents around the globe. Here is an illuminating and essential guide to our post-Chernobyl, post-Fukushima world"--
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
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10157847
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Gale, Robert Peter
Dewey number
363.17/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RA569
LC item number
.G294 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lax, Eric
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True
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  • Radiation
  • Environmental health
  • SCIENCE / Radiation
  • SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics
  • SCIENCE / History
Target audience
adult
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what it is, what you need to know
Label
Radiation : what it is, what you need to know, Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax
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978-0-307-95969-0.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-256) and index
Contents
Assessing the risks -- Radiation from discovery to today -- The nature of radiation -- Radiation and cancer -- Genetic diseases, birth defects, and irradiated food -- Radiation and medicine -- Bombs -- Nuclear power and radioactive waste -- Summing up
Control code
2012028975
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 270 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307959690
Lccn
2012028975
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
Label
Radiation : what it is, what you need to know, Robert Peter Gale and Eric Lax
Link
978-0-307-95969-0.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-256) and index
Contents
Assessing the risks -- Radiation from discovery to today -- The nature of radiation -- Radiation and cancer -- Genetic diseases, birth defects, and irradiated food -- Radiation and medicine -- Bombs -- Nuclear power and radioactive waste -- Summing up
Control code
2012028975
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 270 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307959690
Lccn
2012028975
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps

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