Author: Robert Peter Gale
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307959708
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Everything You Need to Know About Cancer in Language You Can Understand

Author: Matthew D. Galsky
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781449631079
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this unique guide, Dr. Matthew D. Galsky explains the basics of what cancer is in understandable terms so that newly diagnosed cancer patients, their family, and their friends can make educated decisions about their cancer treatment options. Everything You Need to Know About Cancer explains what cancer is, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

The Best News About Radiation Therapy

Author: Carol Kornmehl
Publisher: M. Evans
ISBN: 1461733847
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the first meeting with a radiation oncologist, through explanations of the various types of radiation therapy, to a description of the equipment used, The Best News about Radiation Therapy is a complete resource for patients faced with radiation therapy. Dr. Carol Kornmehl guides patients through the intimidating process of radiation therapy, explaining each step and the results they can expect from their treatment.

Popular Science

Format: PDF
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Radiation Threats and Your Safety

Author: Armin Ansari
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420083620
Format: PDF
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While it has aided far many more than it has harmed, radiation is forever etched in the public’s mind as an indiscriminate and particularly pernicious killer. Consequently, it is especially critical in this age of terrorist threats that we equip ourselves with accurate information and practical tools that will serve us in the rare chance that we find ourselves in a radiation crisis. Radiation Threats and Your Safety: A Guide to Preparation and Response for Professionals and Community offers a calm and authoritative approach to crisis preparation. Written by a health physicist from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the book informs us about what we should know ahead of time, how to prepare, and the best ways to respond to a nuclear or radiological incident either as an emergency responder or community/family member. Organized to serve both as a preparation guide and as a reference in a crisis, this book — Uses common language while avoiding unnecessary scientific jargon Details protocols for both accidental and intentional radiation emergencies such as nuclear explosions and dirty bombs Shows how to prepare a family emergency plan Covers medical responses to radiation emergencies including radiation drugs Provides an emergency supply list Discusses radiation from microwaves and cellular phones as well as food irradiation There is no reason why we should feel helpless when faced with a radiation emergency. We can take action to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. How we react to a radiation emergency will determine its true final impact. To this end, we need information and leaders we can depend upon. This book provides the factual details and the approach needed to proactively prepare for any radiation emergency, while also inspiring the confidence that good crisis management requires.

Terahertz Radiation High impact Emerging Technology What You Need to Know

Author: Kevin Roebuck
Publisher: Tebbo
ISBN: 9781743042649
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In physics, terahertz radiation refers to electromagnetic waves propagating at frequencies in the terahertz range. It is synonymously termed submillimeter radiation, terahertz waves, terahertz light, T-rays, T-light, T-lux, THz. The term typically applies to electromagnetic radiation with frequencies between high-frequency edge of the microwave band, 300 gigahertz, and the long-wavelength edge of far-infrared light, 3000 GHz. In wavelengths, this range corresponds to 0.1 mm infrared to 1.0 mm microwave. The THz band straddles the region where electromagnetic physics can best be described by its wave-like characteristics (microwave) and its particle-like characteristics (infrared). According to some authors the THz band is also designated as Tremendously high frequency or THF. This book is your ultimate resource for Terahertz Radiation. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, analysis, background and everything you need to know. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Terahertz Radiation right away, covering: Terahertz radiation, Backward wave oscillator, Cadmium zinc telluride, Comb generator, Far-infrared laser, Free-electron laser, Gunn diode, Gyrotron, Heterojunction bipolar transistor, High electron mobility transistor, Induced high electron mobility transistor, Optical rectification, Photo-Dember, Photomixing, Quantum cascade laser, Resonant tunneling diode, Terahertz metamaterials, Terahertz spectroscopy, Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy, Zinc telluride, Electromagnetic spectrum, Cargo scanning, Infrared, Infrared vision, Infrared window, Microwave, Radio frequency engineering, Radio frequency, Radio waves, Radio window, RF engineering, Ultraviolet, Visible spectrum, VNIR, Waterhole (radio), White spaces (radio), X-ray This book explains in-depth the real drivers and workings of Terahertz Radiation. It reduces the risk of your technology, time and resources investment decisions by enabling you to compare your understanding of Terahertz Radiation with the objectivity of experienced professionals.

Your Brain and Your Self What You Need to Know

Author: Jacques Neirynck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540875239
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How does my brain work? Why am I conscious? Where is my memory? Is what I perceive around me reality or just an illusion? We all ask these questions, which we could sum up in a single question: Who am I? How is it that I have memories and that I feel I exist? What does it mean that my mind is free in time and space, and yet I am imprisoned in a body that is doomed to disappear? What happens to my mind when my body disappears? What are the risks of my suffering from a brain disease? Could my whole being eclipse because of a disease in which my body survives but my mind ceases to exist? What remedies are there? What hope does reasearch hold out? Recent discoveries about the brain allow us to ask such questions more pointedly, hoping to define more clearly the relations of the brain with the mind, of man with his body. This book is based on numerous discussions with specialists. It attempts to determine the state of the art. It is organized in chapters that can be read in continuity, but it is equally possible to discover the chapters in a different way.

Learn to Live Through Cancer

Author: Stewart B. Fleishman, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1617050628
Format: PDF
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A roadmap to help you recover better and faster following a cancer diagnosisófrom the moment of diagnosis through remission and life after cancer. For more than 25 years, Dr. Fleishman has helped thousands of patients and families navigate the hopes, fears, and realities of cancer. In Learn to Live through Cancer, he provides a supportive and empowering guide so that you and your family know what to expect and how to proceed at every stage of your journey with cancer. Using the tools and suggestions of his step-by-step system, youíll learn how to: Evaluate your condition Improve communication with your health care providers Participate in care decisions more easily Research your illness and treatment options Assess complementary therapy options improve overall health habits Tend to your emotional well-being Adjust to the physical and emotional changes posttreatment Packed with practical tools and evidence-based advice, Learn to Live through Cancer is an essential companion for every cancer survivor and his or her loved ones.