The universe was born in a nuclear explosion. We live on a radioactive planet. Without radiation there would be not life. And yet radiation remains deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Dr. Robert Peter Gale—one of the world’s leading experts on the subject—and Eric Lax set the record straight about subjects like uranium, plutonium, iodine-131, X-Rays, CT scans, and the radiation of food, while lucidly debunking myths about radioactivity. In this fascinating book, the authors explore the science, benefits, and risks of radiation exposure, drawing on the most up-to-date research and Gale’s extensive experience treating victims of radiation accidents around the globe. Here is an illuminating and essential guide to our post-Chernobyl, post-Fukushima world.
|Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima|
by James Mahaffey (Author)
A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science.
From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters.
Mahaffey, a long-time advocate of continued nuclear research and nuclear energy, looks at each...
|A Field Guide to Radiation|
by Wayne Biddle (Author)
A comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding how radiation affects our everyday lives
Nuclear energy, X-rays, radon, cell phones . . . radiation is part of the way we live on a daily basis, and yet the sources and repercussions of our exposure to it remain mysterious. Now Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Wayne Biddle offers a first-of-its-kind guide to understanding this fundamental aspect of the universe. From fallout to radiation poisoning, alpha particles to cosmic rays,...
|U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological And Chemical Survival Manual|
by Dick Couch (Author)
In an era of geopolitical instability, terrorism, and the threat of a North Korean missile attack, military experts teach you how to survive the worst-case scenarios we all dread
If a dirty bomb explodes three miles from your home, will you know what to do? If a nerve agent is released into a train or building, can you be safe? The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual gives you the information you need to survive a terrorist attack. It contains the...
|Fukushima Meltdown & Modern Radiation: Protecting Ourselves and Our Future Generations|
by Dr. John W. Apsley II (Author)
Not long ago, the U.S. Public Health Service revealed that only one point five percent (1.5%) of all Americans were healthy. So it is no wonder Americans rank 31st in the world for life expectancy, suffer the 7th highest cancer rate among all countries, and rank behind no less than 40 countries that have lower infant mortality rates. This begs the question: Why? Prior to 1952, the mortality rate from all sources was dramatically declining. After 1952 this dramatic decline lost its steam. In...
|Atomic Awakening: A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power|
by James Mahaffey (Author)
“Persuasive and based on deep research. Atomic Awakening taught me a great deal."―Nature The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima and the Cold War still ringing in our ears, our perception of all things nuclear is seen through the lens of weapons development. Nuclear power is full of mind-bending theories, deep secrets, and the misdirection of public consciousness, some...
|Nuclear War Survival Skills: Lifesaving Nuclear Facts and Self-Help Instructions|
by Cresson H. Kearny (Author), Don Mann (Introduction), Edward Teller (Introduction), Dr. Eugene P. Wigner (Introduction)
A field-tested guide to surviving a nuclear attack, written by a revered civil defense expert.
This edition of Cresson H. Kearny’s iconic Nuclear War Survival Skills (originally published in 1979), updated by Kearny himself in 1987 and again in 2001, offers expert advice for ensuring your family’s safety should the worst come to pass. Chock-full of practical instructions and preventative measures, Nuclear War Survival Skills is based on years of meticulous...
|Rare earth uranium oxide, high grade unrefined uranium ore uraninite, for Geiger counter & radiation detector test source!|
The rare earth uranium oxide, naturally high grade uranium ore contains high concentration of uraninite which can be used to test your Geiger counter, radiation detector, or for your scientific study. Uraninite is the most radioactive primary uranium-rich mineral found on earth with the chemical composition of UO2 or U3O8 typically occurs with oxides of lead, thorium, and the other elements. Legal Disclaimer: The natural uranium oxide specimen contains radioactive elements which emits low...
|Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics|
by Richard E. Sonntag (Author), Claus Borgnakke (Author)
A focused look at the principles and applications of thermodynamics
Offering a concise, highly focused approach, Sonntag and Borgnakke's Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics, 2nd Edition is ideally suited for a one-semester course or the first course in a thermal-fluid sciences sequence.
Based on their highly successful text, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics, 2nd Edition covers both fundamental principles and practical...