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Radioactivity
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: P. Andrew Karam, Ph.D., and Ben P. Stein
  • From the Series: Science Foundations
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604130164
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-016-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 539
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 124

Summary

Almost everyone and everything in the world is radioactive, from bananas in the kitchen to the bricks and concrete in homes, as well as most things that can be eaten, worn, played with, or touched every day. Radiation can be found everywhere since the universe began and Earth first formed. But what does “radioactive” really mean? Radioactivity explains the science behind radiation, from the radiation in the body to the radiation in the environment; how radiation can create energy and cause destruction; and how it saves lives every day.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

P. Andrew Karam, Ph.D., is a scientist, writer, and educator who has devoted himself to radiation safety since 1981. He received his Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Ohio State University. He has written more than 100 technical articles and editorials in scientific and technical journals and newsletters, and has authored more than 200 encyclopedia articles and several books, including Rig Ship for Ultra Quiet.

Ben P. Stein has been a professional science writer since 1992. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors at the State University of New York at Binghamton and attended New York University for journalism. Stein worked at the American Institute of Physics for 16 years. His writing has appeared in Encyclopedia Britannica, Popular Science, New Scientist, Salon, and many other publications.

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