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A Field Guide to Radiation
by Wayne Biddle


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143121275
  • ISBN-10: 0143121278
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: July 2012
  • Page Count: 258
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds


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