Invisible Exposure: The Science of Ultraviolet Rays

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Overview

Soaking up the sun at the beach can be a fun, relaxing way to spend a summer day. But if you’re not careful, ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage your skin. Government agencies have developed tools, such as the UV index and a UV-ray warning system, to help people protect against the sun’s rays. But UV Rays can be useful. They are used to study space, create fluorescent bulbs, and even treat certain skin diseases. Headline Science uses news stories and everyday applications to explain the science behind UV Rays.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756542153
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Headline Science Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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Darlene R. Stille is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for young people. When she was in high school, she fell in love with science. While attending the University of Illinois, she discovered that she also loved writing. She was fortunate enough to find a career as an editor and writer that allowed her to combine both of her interests. Darlene lives and writes in Michigan.

CPB Biography
Darlene R. Stille is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for young people. When she was in high school, she fell in love with science. While attending the University of Illinois, she discovered that she also loved writing. She was fortunate enough to find a career as an editor and writer that allowed her to combine both of her interests. Darlene Stille now lives and writes in Michigan.
Darlene R. Stille is the award-winning author of more than 80 books for young people, including collections of biographies. She grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois, where she discovered her love of writing. She now lives and writes in Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Sunburns and Rainbows 4

Chapter 2 Dangers to the Skin 10

Chapter 3 UV Rays and cancer 18

Chapter 4 Eye-Damaging UV Rays 24

Chapter 5 The Ozone Layer and UV Rays 30

Chapter 6 Useful UV Rays 37

Timeline 44

Glossary 45

Further Resources 46

Source Notes 47

Index 48

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