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Strange glow : the story of radiation

Author: Timothy J Jorgensen
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third printing, and first paperback printingView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J Jorgensen
ISBN: 9780691178349 0691178348 9780691165035 0691165033
OCLC Number: 1012623468
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2016
Description: xiii, 490 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 25 cm
Contents: PREFACE ix 1. Nuclear Jaguars 1 PART ONE: RADIATION 101: THE BASICS 2. Now You See It: Radiation Revealed 7 3. Seek and You Shall Find: Radioactivity Everywhere 38 4. Splitting Hairs: Atomic Particles and Nuclear Fission 51 PART TWO: THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF RADIATION 5. Painted into a Corner: Radiation and Occupational Illness 81 6. The Hippocratic Paradox: Radiation Cures Cancer 116 7. Location, Location, Location: Radiation Sickness 141 8. Snow Warning: Radioactive Fallout 164 9. After the Dust Settles: Measuring the Cancer Risk of Radiation 187 10. Breeding Season: Genetic Effects 206 11. Crystal Clear: The Target for Radiation Damage 234 PART THREE: WEIGHING THE RISKS AND BENEFITS OF RADIATION 12. Silent Spring: Radon in Homes 275 13. A Tale of Two Cities: Diagnostic Radiography 293 14. Sorry, Wrong Number: Cell Phones 310 15. Hot Tuna: Radioactivity in Food 326 16. Blue Moon: Nuclear Power Plant Accidents 346 17. The Things They Carried: Geopolitical Radiation Threats 374 Epilogue: N-Rays 397 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 407 NOTES AND CITATIONS 411 BIBLIOGRAPHY 453 INDEX 465
Responsibility: Timothy J. Jorgensen.

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