Radioactivity and Radiation

What They Are, What They Do, and How to Harness Them

Author: Claus Grupen,Mark Rodgers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319423304

Category: Science

Page: 248

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This book lays the foundations for you to understand all that you always wanted to know about radioactivity. It begins by setting out essential information about the structure of matter, how radiation occurs and how it can be measured. It goes on to explore the substantial benefits of radioactivity through its many applications, and also the possible risks associated with its use. The field of radioactivity is explained in layman’s terms, so that everybody who is interested can improve their understanding of issues such as nuclear power, radiation accidents, medical applications of radiation and radioactivity from the environment. Everything is radioactive. There is natural radioactivity in the homes that we live in, the food that we eat and the air that we breath. For over 100 years, people have recognised the potential for radioactivity to help solve problems and improve our standard of living. This has led to the creation of radioactivity levels in some places that are much higher than naturally-occurring background levels. Such high levels of radiation can be harmful to people and the environment, so there is a clear need to manage this potential harm and to make the risk worth the benefits mankind can achieve from radioactive materials.

Radioactivity in the Environment

Author: Vlado Valkovic

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444642137

Category: Science

Page: 810

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Radioactivity in the Environment, Second Edition, presents the facts on the presence of both natural and manmade radionuclides in the environment. Sources of ionizing radiation that can lead to human exposure are discussed, including natural sources, nuclear explosions, nuclear power generation, the use of radiation in medical, industrial and research purposes, and radiation-emitting consumer products. In this thoroughly updated edition, users will find new sections on developments in radioactive nuclides in nature and technologically modified exposure to natural radiation, new threats by terrorist individuals, groups and countries, changes to the status of nuclear power in the world, and more. Additional new sections cover radioisotopes in geo-prospecting and the oil industry, the use of radiation in environmental protection, detector types and detectors used for personal dosimetry, the "Dirty Bomb", the Fukushima accident, and North Korea testing sites and nuclear capabilities. Includes details of analytical laboratory procedures for radioactivity measurement in different samples Features a new chapter on decontamination after radiation exposure Expands the discussion on nuclear fusion to cover ITER and other installations


Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447208498

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6674


Sixteen years ago, Waverly and Kieran were the first children born in space. Now a perfect couple, they are the pride and joy of the whole spaceship. They represent the future. The ship is their entire world. They have never seen a stranger before. Old Earth is crumbling, and the crew is hoping to reach (and colonise) New Earth within fifty years. Along with their allies on the second spaceship - who set off a year before them and whom they have never met. One day, Kieran proposes to Waverly. That same morning, the 'allies' attack - and Kieran and Waverly are separated in the cruellest way possible. Will they ever see each other again?


an introduction to the Atomic Energy Control Board

Author: Canada. Atomic Energy Control Board

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 36

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DK Eyewitness Books: Climate Change

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756643511

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 7986


The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. An in-depth look at the phenomenon of global warming--what’s causing it, what it might lead to, and what we can do to fight back.

The Future of the Global Church

History, Trends and Possiblities

Author: Patrick Johnstone

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830856951

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 7482


In The Future of the Global Church, Patrick Johnstone, author of six editions of the phenomenal prayer guide, Operation World, draws on his fifty years experience to present a breathtaking, full-color graphical and textual overview of the past, present and possible future of the church around the world.