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An Introduction to Radiation Protection, 4Ed : Hodder Arnold Publication - Alan D. Martin

An Introduction to Radiation Protection, 4Ed

Hodder Arnold Publication

Paperback Published: 1st January 1996
ISBN: 9780412631108
Number Of Pages: 230

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'An Introduction to Radiation Protection' is a comprehensive account of the nature of the hazards presented by ionizing radiation and the methods of protection. It takes the reader through the general background of the subject, the underlying principles applied to the control of radiation hazards, including chapters on human physiology, the biological effects of radiation and radiation detection and measurement, before moving to more specialized topics such as radiation protection in the nuclear power industry and in medicine. It also covers radioactive waste management and radiological emergencies.



Now in its fourth edition, the text has been completely revised and updated to reflect the significant changes that have occurred in this area in recent years. The most recent ICRP recommendations are included, the section on legistlation has been expanded to emphasize European and International requirements in addition to those of the UK, while the chapter on radiological emergencies has been rewritten to highlight international developments arising from the Chernobyl accident. These in conjunction with a number of other important changes, will ensure the continuing value of the text as a comprehensive introduction to this field, and it will remain essential reading for those working in nuclear power, nuclear medicine, and in other industries requiring an involvement with radiation.

It is strongly recommended to all radiation workers and new students of the subject
Physics Education

It can be confidently recommended to medical physics technicians and radiographers as a radiation protection primer.
British Journal of Radiology

Preface
The structure of matterp. 1
Radioactivity and radiationp. 8
Radiation unitsp. 21
Biological effects of radiationp. 30
Natural and man-made radiationp. 43
The system of radiological protectionp. 51
Radiation detection and measurementp. 63
The external radiation hazardp. 76
The internal radiation hazardp. 97
Nuclear reactor health physicsp. 119
Radioactive wastep. 140
X-rays and radiographyp. 150
Radiation protection in medicinep. 160
Legislation and regulations related to radiological protectionp. 172
Health physics laboratory techniquesp. 182
Radiological emergenciesp. 197
The organization and administration of health physics servicesp. 207
Relationship of unitsp. 213
Answers to numerical questionsp. 214
Bibliographyp. 216
Indexp. 220
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ISBN: 9780412631108
ISBN-10: 0412631105
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 1st January 1996
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.55  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition