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Radiation and Modern Life: Marie Curie's Dream Fulfilled / Edition 1

Radiation and Modern Life: Marie Curie's Dream Fulfilled / Edition 1

by Alan E. WaltarAlan E. Waltar
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Waltar (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) explains the radioactive decay process, and describes the many ways radiation is used in agriculture, medicine, electricity, modern industry, transportation, space exploration, public safety, and environmental protection. Writing for the non-scientist, he seeks to alleviate common fears about the dangers of radiation. The introduction is written by Marie Curie's granddaughter. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901591022502
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 10/25/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Alan E. Waltar, Ph.D., is Director of Nuclear Energy for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the author of America the Powerless: Facing Our Nuclear Energy Dilemma and Fast Breeder Reactors (coauthored with Albert B. Reynolds), in addition to numerous scientific articles. He was formerly head of the department of nuclear engineering at Texas A & M University.

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