Strange Glow

Author: Timothy J. Jorgensen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880521
Size: 26.75 MB
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Jorgensen introduces key figures in the story of radiation—from Wilhelm Roentgen, the discoverer of x-rays, and pioneering radioactivity researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, to Thomas Edison and the victims of the recent Fukushima Daiichi ...

Strange Glow

Author: Timothy J. Jorgensen
ISBN: 9780691178349
Size: 49.76 MB
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In this lucid book, Timothy Jorgensen explains the mechanics of radiation, tells the stories of those who helped uncover it, and gives us a careful assessment of how it continues to influence people and society.

Strange Glow

Author: Timothy J. Jorgensen
ISBN: 9780691165035
Size: 14.72 MB
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This book contains everything we might want to know about radiation but were afraid to ask."--Jay Burreson, coauthor of "Napoleon's Buttons: How Seventeen Molecules Changed History" "A thoroughly readable book about an important subject.


Author: Robert Peter Gale
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307959708
Size: 21.43 MB
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The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity. Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist.

Radiation Risks In Perspective

Author: Kenneth L. Mossman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849379789
Size: 74.29 MB
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Radiation Risks in Perspective uses general concepts underlying radiological risk as a model to illuminate the fundamental problems in public perception, reaction, and policy when faced with possible health risks.

The Radium Girls

Author: Kate Moore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471153894
Size: 61.79 MB
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It is the powerful tale of a group of ordinary women from the Roaring Twenties, who themselves learned how to roar.


Author: Frederick Rowe Davis
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300205171
Size: 66.11 MB
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"Rachel Carson's seminal book Silent Spring, published in 1962, stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century. Powerful and eloquent, the book exposed the dangers of indiscriminate chemical pesticide use.

Pursuing Sustainability

Author: Pamela Matson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400881218
Size: 41.92 MB
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This concise guide provides students and practitioners with a strategic framework for linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable development, and serves as an invaluable companion to more narrowly focused courses dealing ...