Multiple Exposures: Chronicles of the Radiation Age

Multiple Exposures Chronicles of the Radiation Age Catherine Caufield has written an important book on an important topic the history behind the safety standards limiting the effects of high energyradiation on human beings Provides an immense amount o

  • Title: Multiple Exposures: Chronicles of the Radiation Age
  • Author: Catherine Caufield
  • ISBN: 9780226097855
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • Catherine Caufield has written an important book on an important topic the history behind the safety standards limiting the effects of high energyradiation on human beings Provides an immense amount of informationin a very readable form W Alan Runciman, Prometheus From fallout and radon to radioactive smoke detectors and dental X rays,Caufield traces the prolife Catherine Caufield has written an important book on an important topic the history behind the safety standards limiting the effects of high energyradiation on human beings Provides an immense amount of informationin a very readable form W Alan Runciman, Prometheus From fallout and radon to radioactive smoke detectors and dental X rays,Caufield traces the proliferation of the uses of radiation in medicine,industry and the military, and in generating energy An intelligent,non alarmist history Publishers Weekly

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    1. A walloping expose -- sweeping and far-ranging -- of our dangerous dance with radiation, both natural and manufactured, and our inability to turn away from its alluring, death-dealing terrible invisible beauty. Radiation has been a panacea of the modern age -- harvested at the very dawn of the 20th century by a science too arrogantly certain of its powers to contain it, out of a glowing, inviting Pandora's Box; the Eve's apple of our time -- a deadly friend and foe you cannot see and cannot brib [...]

    2. This is an excellent, very readable book about the history of ionizing radiation and how standards for exposure were set -- often after early experimenters had become martyrs to their field. It's not just about what we normally think of as the "nuclear industry" -- it also talks in detail about exposures from medical X-ray treatments, which led to the earliest standards, as well as natural background radiation and other sources.This book is well worth reading if you're interested in the history [...]

    3. It was thought provoking. I am not sure if changes have been made in the radiation industry since this book was written in 1989. It was dry, but very informative.

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