A Field Guide to Radiation

A Field Guide to Radiation

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Penguin Putnam
A comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding how radiation affects our everyday lives

Nuclear energy, X-rays, radon, cell phones . . . radiation is part of the way we live on a daily basis, and yet the sources and repercussions of our exposure to it remain mysterious. Now Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Wayne Biddle offers a first-of-its-kind guide to understanding this fundamental aspect of the universe. From fallout to radiation poisoning, alpha particles to cosmic rays, Biddle illuminates the history, meaning, and health implications of one hundred scientific terms in succinct, witty essays. A Field Guide to Radiation is an essential, engaging handbook that offers wisdom and common sense for today's increasingly nuclear world.



Baker & Taylor
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. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Field Guide to Germs. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780143121275
0143121278
Branch Call Number: 539.2 B473f
Characteristics: xxvi, 258 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm

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