Radiation and Modern Life Fulfilling Marie Curie's Dream

ISBN-10: 1591022509
ISBN-13: 9781591022503
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 11/5/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Marie Curie and the World of Radiation
Prologue
Our Common Quest for Life
Thriving in Radiation
What Is Radiation?
How Do We Measure Ionizing Radiation?
Where Does Radiation Come From?
How Harmful Is Ionizing Radiation?
Harnessing Radiation
Agriculture
Higher Crop Production
Improving Animal Production
Controlling Insect Pests
Food Processing
Medicine
Sterilizing Medical Equipment
New Drug Testing
Diagnostic Techniques
Therapeutic Approaches
Electricity
History of Nuclear Power
How It Works
Other Ways to Make Electricity
Issues for Nuclear Power
Modern Industry
Process Control
Plant Diagnostics
Materials Development
Materials Testing and Inspection
Materials Composition
Nonnuclear Energy Applications
Construction
Personal Care and Conveniences
Perspective
Transportation
Cars and Trucks
Airplanes
Trains
Ships
Advanced Fuel Systems
Space Exploration
Radioisotope Heater Units
Electricity Sources
Summary of Key Space Missions
Nuclear Electric Power
Nuclear Propulsion Systems
A Manned Voyage to Mars
Other International Space Endeavors
Radiation Health Effects of Space Travel
Terrorism, Crime, and Public Safety
Personal Safety
Fighting Crime
Fighting Terrorism
The Question of the Bomb
Risk Perspectives
Arts and Sciences
Understanding Our Origins
Precious Gems
Radiation and the Arts
Environmental Protection
Major Environmental Concerns
Managing Freshwater Resources
Guarding the Oceans
Understanding Soil Erosion
Radiological Contamination
Polluting Our Atmosphere
Energy and the Environment
Modern Economy
United States
Japan
China
A Day with the Atom
A Glimpse into the Future
Agriculture
Medicine
Electricity
Industry
Transportation
Space Exploration
Terrorism, Crime, and Public Safety
Arts and Sciences
Environmental Protection
Perspective
Epilogue
Appendixes
Radioisotopes Used in Medicine
Radioisotopes Used in Industry
Radioisotopes Used in Environmental Protection
Radioisotopes Used in Other Applications
Sales and Jobs Created in the United States in 1995 within Selected Industries by Nuclear Energy and Radioisotope Technologies
Jobs Generated Nationwide within Selected Occupations in 1995 by Nuclear Energy and Radioisotope Technologies
Total Jobs, Sales, and Tax Revenues Created within Each State in 1995 by the Use of Nuclear Technologies
Glossary
Notes
Index

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