Home eBooks Radiation, Revised Edition

Radiation, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: James A. Mahaffey, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Nuclear Power
  • Trim Size:
  • ISBN-10: 1438195737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9573-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • Your Price:
    Sign In for Pricing
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2020
  • Dewey Number: 539
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


The most dangerous component of nuclear science has always seemed to be radiation, the bio-destructive byproduct of fission. The act of fissioning a uranium or plutonium nucleus releases energy, and about 10 percent of this energy is in the form of intense, penetrating radiation. The entire measure of energy from fission can take thousands of years to fully materialize, and therein lies the problem. Long after the fission has occurred to produce power in a nuclear reactor, the power plant has worn out and been torn down, and the ground on which the power plant sat has been seeded in grass and returned to nature, a weak echo of the power production can still occur in the remaining fission byproducts. It is this lingering hint of danger that must be studied and understood for a complete survey of nuclear power and the technology that makes it possible.

Radiation, Revised Edition explains the nature of radiation in its many forms. It explores what is and isn't dangerous about radiation, explaining its effects in matter in both living and non-living things. This comprehensive resource also examines the many industrial uses of radiation, from smoke detectors to dental X-rays; the many techniques used to detect and measure this invisible phenomenon; practical measures of radiation protection; and ways of treating radiation exposure. Complete with full-color photographs and illustrations, Radiation, Revised Edition is a timely guide written in accessible language that will appeal to high school and college students alike.



Please sign in to see your eBook pricing and to be able to add items to your Cart or Wish List.
Title Your Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Fusion, Revised Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Nuclear Accidents and Disasters, Revised Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Nuclear Fission Reactors, Revised Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
Radiation, Revised Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The Future of Nuclear Power, Revised Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In
The History of Nuclear Power, Revised Edition
–––––– eBook In Stock Sign In Sign In

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World Almanac® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources