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A field guide to radiation

Author: Wayne Biddle
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012.
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An accessible explanation of how radiation affects everyday life illuminates the history, meaning and health implications of radiation through 100 lighthearted essays that cover everything from x-rays and cell phones to nuclear energy and exposure risks.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Biddle
ISBN: 9780143121275 0143121278
OCLC Number: 757469092
Description: xxvi, 258 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents: Absorbed dose --
Actinium-225, -227 --
Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) --
Alpha particles --
Americium-241, -243 --
Antimony-122, -124, -125, -126, -127 --
Argon-37 --
Background radiation --
Barium-133, -137, -140 --
Becquerel --
Beryllium-7, -10 --
Beta particles --
Bismuth-205, -210, -212, -213, -214 --
Boron, Cadmium --
Bromine-77 --
Calcium-45, -47 --
Californium-252 --
Carbon-11, -14 --
Cell phones --
Cerium-141, -144 --
Cesium-134, -135, -136, -137 --
Chromium-51 --
Cobalt-57, -58, -60 --
Containment --
Cosmic rays --
Critical mass --
Curie --
Curium-242, -243, -244 --
Decay product --
Dosimeter --
Effective dose --
Enriched uranium --
Equivalent dose --
Exposure --
Fallout --
Fission/fusion --
Francium-223 --
Gamma rays --
Geiger counter --
Gray --
Half-life --
Iodine-123, -124, -125, -131 --
Iridium-192 --
Iron-55, -59 --
Krypton-81, -85 --
Lanthanum-140 --
Lead-210, -212, -214 --
Linear no-threshold (LNT) --
Medical radiation --
Molybdenum-99 --
Neptunium-237, -239 --
Neutrons --
Nickel-59, -63 --
Niobium-95 --
Occupational radiation --
Plutonium-238, -239, -240, -241, -242, -244 --
Polonium-210, -214, -218 --
Potassium-40 --
Praseodymium-144 --
Protactinium-231 --
Radioactive waste --
Radioisotope, radionuclide --
Radium-223, -224, -226, -228 --
Radon --
Rubidium-82, -85, -87 --
Ruthenium-103, -106 --
Scandium-46, -47 --
Selenium-79 --
Sievert --
Silver-108M, -110M --
Sodium-22, -24 --
Strontium-89, -90 --
Sulfur-35 --
Technetium-99M --
Tellurium-129, -132 --
Thallium-201 --
Thorium-231, -232 --
Tritium --
Uranium-234, -235, -238 --
Xenon-133, -135 --
X-rays --
Yttrium-90, -91 --
Zinc-65 --
Zirconium-93, -95.
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An accessible explanation of how radiation affects everyday life illuminates the history, meaning and health implications of radiation through 100 lighthearted essays that cover everything from x-rays and cell phones to nuclear energy and exposure risks.

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