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

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

Label
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, M.D.,Ph.D, and Eric Lax
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Contributor
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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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.17/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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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, M.D.,Ph.D, and Eric Lax
Link
978-0-307-95969-0.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 270 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307959690
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2012028975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colored)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774490824
  • ocn774490824
  • OCoLC
Label
Radiation : what it is, what you need to know, Robert Peter Gale, M.D.,Ph.D, and Eric Lax
Link
978-0-307-95969-0.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 270 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307959690
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2012028975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colored)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774490824
  • ocn774490824
  • OCoLC

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