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Radiation - What It Is, What You Need to Know

Robert Peter Gale

The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity. Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist. And while radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Robert Peter Gale, M.D,—the doctor to whom concerned governments turned in the wake of the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters—in collaboration with medical writer Eric Lax draws on an exceptional depth of knowledge to correct myths and establish facts. Exploring what have become trigger words for anxiety—nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, uranium, plutonium, iodine-131, mammogram, X-ray, CT scan, threats to the food chain—the authors demystify the science and dangers of radiation, and examine its myriad benefits, from safely sterilizing our food to the relatively low-risk fuel alternative of nuclear energy. This is the book for all readers who have asked themselves questions such as: What kinds of radiation, and what degree of exposure, cause cancer? What aftereffects have nuclear accidents and bombs had? Does radiation increase the likelihood of birth defects? And how does radiation work? Hugely illuminating, Radiation is the definitive road map to our post-Chernobyl, post-Fukushima world.

The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity. Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist. And while radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Robert Peter Gale, M.D,—the doctor to whom concerned governments turned in the wake of the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters—in collaboration with medical writer Eric Lax draws on an exceptional depth of knowledge to correct myths and establish facts. Exploring what have become trigger words for anxiety—nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, uranium, plutonium, iodine-131, mammogram, X-ray, CT scan, threats to the food chain—the authors demystify the science and dangers of radiation, and examine its myriad benefits, from safely sterilizing our food to the relatively low-risk fuel alternative of nuclear energy. This is the book for all readers who have asked themselves questions such as: What kinds of radiation, and what degree of exposure, cause cancer? What aftereffects have nuclear accidents and bombs had? Does radiation increase the likelihood of birth defects? And how does radiation work? Hugely illuminating, Radiation is the definitive road map to our post-Chernobyl, post-Fukushima world.
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The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity. Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist. And while radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Robert Peter Gale, M.D,—the doctor to whom concerned governments turned in the wake of the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters—in collaboration with medical writer Eric Lax draws on an exceptional depth of knowledge to correct myths and establish facts. Exploring what have become trigger words for anxiety—nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, uranium, plutonium, iodine-131, mammogram, X-ray, CT scan, threats to the food chain—the authors demystify the science and dangers of radiation, and examine its myriad benefits, from safely sterilizing our food to the relatively low-risk fuel alternative of nuclear energy. This is the book for all readers who have asked themselves questions such as: What kinds of radiation, and what degree of exposure, cause cancer? What aftereffects have nuclear accidents and bombs had? Does radiation increase the likelihood of birth defects? And how does radiation work? Hugely illuminating, Radiation is the definitive road map to our post-Chernobyl, post-Fukushima world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Lax, Robert Fass

Length:

7h 27m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:53


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:26


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:36