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Icrp Publication 53
International Commission on Radiological
0080355919
Jan 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
This publication presents biokinetic models and best estimates of biokinetic data for some 120 individual radiopharmaceuticals, giving estimated absorbed doses, including the range of variation to be expected in pathological states, for adults, children and the fetus. Absorbed dose estimates are needed in clinical diagnostic work for judging the risk associated with the use of specific radiopharmaceuticals, both for comparison with the possible benefit of the investigation and to help in giving adequate information to the patient. These estimates provide guidance to ethics committees having to decide upon research projects involving the use of radioactive substances in volunteers who receive no individual benefit from the study. This report supplements current and forthcoming ICRP reports, in particular ICRP...


Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Brian Greene
0375708111
February 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
There is an ill-concealed skeleton in the closet of physics: "As they are currently formulated, general relativity and quantum mechanics cannot both be right." Each is exceedingly accurate in its field: general relativity explains the behavior of the universe at large scales, while quantum mechanics describes the behavior of subatomic particles. Yet the theories collide horribly under extreme conditions such as black holes or times close to the big bang. Brian Greene, a specialist in quantum field theory, believes that the two pillars of physics can be reconciled in superstring theory, a theory of everything.

Superstring theory has been called "a part of 21st-century physics that fell by chance into the 20th century." In other words, it isn't all worked out yet. Despite the uncertainties--"string theorists work to find...



Three-Dimensional Biomedical Imaging : Principles and Practice
Richard A. Robb
0471185728
December 29, 1994
Hardcover
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NEURORADIOLOGY, Vol. 41, No. 6, 1998
"This paperback book provides an overview of 3-D imaging from science to practice." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
".an instant classic." -Clinical Oncology Three-Dimensional Biomedical Imaging Principles and Practice Richard A. Robb Three-Dimensional Biomedical Imaging provides an overview of biomedical imaging science, technology, and practice. This book succinctly presents the essential information required by basic scientists and medical practitioners in multidisciplinary fields to understand 3-D imaging and its effective uses in biology and medicine. Beginning with basic principles, the author systematically covers simple-to-sophisticated methodologies, and concludes with examples of current...


Introduction to Biomedical Imaging (IEEE Press Series on Biomedical Engineering)
Andrew G. Webb
0471237663
December 26, 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"…we recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the challenging and expanding field of biomedical imaging." (Annals of Biomedical Engineering, December 2003)

"…a useful resource for anyone working in biomedical imaging…recommended to anyone with an interest in the challenging and expanding field…" (Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Issue 31:11)

"I recommend this book as a reference and education guide..." (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, July-August 2003)

"...a well-written book for all…highly recommended..." (Medical Physics, August 2003)

Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, July-August 2003
"I recommend this book as a reference and education guide..."



Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes and Natural Analogues
W. Miller
0080438520
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Review
M. Gascoyne
...the book is a wealth of information on natural analogues and related aspects of nuclear waste disposal (e.g. diffusion, migration, sorption, corrosion).
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
D. Savage
...this is an excellent compilation of material, bringing to a wider audience much information which might be lost in the 'grey literature', whilst carefully sifting key kernels of knowledge for the reader. ...this book will be a useful reference to the research scientist, consultant, regulator or waste manager.
Waste Management

Book Description
Many countries are currently exploring the option to dispose of highly radioactive solid wastes deep underground in purpose built, engineered repositories. A number of surface and shallow repositories for less...


Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Brian Greene
0393058581
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
There is an ill-concealed skeleton in the closet of physics: "As they are currently formulated, general relativity and quantum mechanics cannot both be right." Each is exceedingly accurate in its field: general relativity explains the behavior of the universe at large scales, while quantum mechanics describes the behavior of subatomic particles. Yet the theories collide horribly under extreme conditions such as black holes or times close to the big bang. Brian Greene, a specialist in quantum field theory, believes that the two pillars of physics can be reconciled in superstring theory, a theory of everything.

Superstring theory has been called "a part of 21st-century physics that fell by chance into the 20th century." In other words, it isn't all worked out yet. Despite the uncertainties--"string theorists work to find...



Radioactive Fallout After Nuclear Explosions and Accidents
Deborah Morley
0080438555
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
To achieve successful solutions to the problems resulting from local, distant and global radioactive fallout after nuclear explosions and accidents and to achieve successful retrospective analyses of the radiation conditions from recent observations, certain information is needed: the distribution of the exposure dose rate in the atmosphere and in a country; the distribution of radionuclides in natural environments and the nuclide composition of the radioactive fallout; the features of formation of the aerosol particle-carriers of the radioactivity and of the nuclide distribution of the particles of different sizes formed under different conditions; the processes involved in the migration of radioactive products in different zones and environments; the external and internal effects of nuclear radiation on human...


Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd Edition
Octave Levenspiel
047125424X
August 13, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Chemical reaction engineering is concerned with the exploitation of chemical reactions on a commercial scale. It's goal is the successful design and operation of chemical reactors. This text emphasizes qualitative arguments, simple design methods, graphical procedures, and frequent comparison of capabilities of the major reactor types. Simple ideas are treated first, and are then extended to the more complex.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
An improved and simplified edition of this classic introduction to the principles of reactor design for chemical reactions of all types--homogeneous, catalytic, biochemical, gas, solid, extractive, etc. Adds new material on systems of deactivating catalysts, flow modeling and diagnosis of the ills of operating equipment, and new simple...


Tesla: Man Out of Time
Margaret Cheney
0880294191
September 1989
Hardcover
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Review
The Sunday Times, London Uncommonly colorful...absorbing. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a trailblazing inventor who created astonishing, sometimes world-transforming devices that were virtually without theoretical precedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field -- the basis of most alternating-current machinery -- but also introduced us to the fundamentals of robotics, computers, and missile science. Almost supernaturally gifted, unfailingly flamboyant...


2004 Survey of Energy Resources
Open Learning Directory
0080444105
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Review
* Clear and concise, information is analysed and presented in both a resource-by-resource and country-by-country approach
* Comprehensive, the outlook for seventeen energy resources including all major fossil and renewable resources is evaluated
* Free CD-Rom will help electronic navigation of this comprehensive resource

The Survey of Energy Resources (SER) is a unique and authoritative publication produced by the World Energy Council every three years, since 1934. SER presents a comprehensive global picture of resource availability, production and consumption levels, technological developments and outlook for seventeen energy resources, including all major fossil and renewable resources. Each resource is covered in a separate chapter which comprises a commentary by a leading expert in the field, data tables and...


Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl
Mary Mycio
0309094305
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Mycio takes us on a timely tour of the eerie, surprisingly vigorous area around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that's too radioactive for safe human habitation, yet where, 20 years after the explosion, flora and fauna are "thriving." Among abandoned towns, thousands of cormorants nest, and Przewalskis, a breed of wild horse, live seemingly unharmed on irradiated grass. A few people remain: workers decommissioning the plant, bureaucrats and scientists struggling with chronic underfunding, and samosels, elderly squatters so homesick that Ukraine finally let them stay. Mycio, former Kiev correspondent for the L.A. Times, is a good guide, clearly conveying the niceties of radionuclides; the elaborate, jerry-built structures containing the worst of the radiation; and the impossibility of cleaning the place up. She...


Power Plant Engineering
Larry Drbal (Editor), et al
0412064014
December 31, 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
This comprehensive volume provides a complete, authoritative, up-to-date reference for all aspects of power plant engineering. Coverage ranges from engineering economics to coal and limestone handling, from design processes to plant thermal heat balances. Both theory and practical applications are covered, giving engineers the information needed to plan, design, construct, upgrade, and operate power plants. Power Plant Engineering is the culmination of experience of hundreds of engineers from Black & Veatch, a leading firm in the field for more than 80 years. The authors review all major power generating technologies, giving particular emphasis to current approaches. Special features of the book include: * More than 1000 figures and lines drawings that illustrate all aspects of the subject. * Coverage of...


Voices from Chernobyl
Svetlana Alexievich
1564784010
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A chorus of fatalism, stoic bravery and black, black humor is sounded in this haunting oral history of the 1986 nuclear reactor catastrophe in what is now northeastern Ukraine. Russian journalist Alexievich records a wide array of voices: a woman who clings to her irradiated, dying husband though nurses warn her "that's not a person anymore, that's a nuclear reactor"; a hunter dispatched to evacuated villages to exterminate the household pets; soldiers sent in to clean up the mess, bitter at the callous, incompetent Soviet authorities who "flung us there, like sand on the reactor," but accepting their lot as a test of manhood; an idealistic nuclear engineer whose faith in communism is shattered. And there are the local peasants who take this latest in a long line of disasters in stride, filtering back to their...


An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation
M. I. Ojovan
0080444628
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Safety and environmental impact is of uppermost concern when dealing with the movement and storage of nuclear waste. The 20 chapters in 'An Introduction to Nuclear Waste Immobilisation' cover all important aspects of immobilisation, from nuclear decay, to regulations, to new technologies and methods. Significant focus is given to the analysis of the various matrices used in transport: cement, bitumen and glass, with the greatest attention being given to glass. The last chapter concentrates on the performance assessment of each matrix, and on new developments of ceramics and glass composite materials, thermochemical methods and in-situ metal matrix immobilisation. The book thoroughly covers all issues surrounding nuclear waste: from where to locate nuclear waste in the environment, through nuclear waste generation...


Electromagnetic Fields and Radiation: Human Bioeffects and Safety
HABASH
0824706773
December 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Summarizes the latest research regarding the effect of electric and magnetic field exposure on human health. Discusses current safety standards and guidelines in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Book Info
Summarizes the latest research regarding the effect of electric and magnetic field exposure on human health. Discusses current safety standards and guidelines in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


The Future of Nuclear Power
John Lillington
008044489X
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
During the last century, nuclear power has been established as a reliable source of energy in the major industrialised countries. It has recently enjoyed a revival in attention and research due to the environmental concerns surrounding current conventional energy sources. Issues of regulation and safety are at the forefront of all discussions involving nuclear power, and will govern its place in the future.

The Future of Nuclear Power takes a technical and comprehensive look at the current and future status of nuclear power throughout the world. The 17 chapters are divided into two main sections: a review of all current generation plants, and concepts for new advanced reactor design and safety.

The broad-ranging topics covered by this publication, coupled with the current revival of interest in...


Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Richard E. Faw
0824708342
July 24, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
An ideal introduction to the fundamentals of nuclear science and engineering, this text presents the basic nuclear science needed to understand and quantify nuclear phenomena such as nuclear reactions, nuclear energy, radioactivity, and radiation interactions with matter. Scrutinizing the characteristics and applications of nuclear energy and its radiation, it explores the latest advances in the detection and measurement of radiation, fusion and fission energy, stellar evolution, nuclear power reactors, nuclear propulsion, direct conversion of nuclear energy, and applications of nuclear technology in research, industry, agriculture, and medicine.

Book Info
An ideal introduction to the fundamentals of nuclear science and engineering. Presents the basic nuclear science...


A Brighter Tomorrow: Fulfilling the Promise of Nuclear Energy
Pete V. Domenici
0742541886
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The senior Senator from New Mexico, Pete V. Domenici, has written a thoughtful assessment of the progress Americans have made in their efforts to bring the benefits of nuclear power to mankind. He outlines what went wrong and why, and in this noble quest, what we must now do to recover from and repudiate past blunders. Senator Domenici has been called Congress' chief apostle for nuclear power and in this book he shares his vision and passion for a renewed commitment, by this nation, and the rest of the world, to the dreams that nuclear energy can help us fulfill. It is also a book about what kind of world our grandchildren could inhabit if we fail in making and keeping such a commitment. Visit our website for sample chapters!

About the Author
Pete V. Domenici has been a United...


Sustainable Nuclear Power
Galen J. Suppes
0123706025
July 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
By 2050, the world's population is expected to reach 10 billion. In the same time, industrial activity will increase by at least three times. Whether considering the use of hydrogen fuel cells or continuing with current energy techniques, nuclear power is the only sustainable energy option available for large-scale development to help meet future energy needs with minimal affect to the environment. This realization has sparked renewed interested in this method of energy generation.

Sustainable Nuclear Power addresses the safety and disposal issues that have plagued the development of the nuclear power industry for almost two decades and evaluates modern advances. This book brings together the experience of two active and experienced engineers to present the technical side of nuclear power as a...


Fusion : The Search for Endless Energy
Robin Herman
0521383730
October 26, 1990
Hardcover
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Review
'The fusion fraternity should read this book and take heart for the future.' Nature
'This book takes the reader beyond this trivial metaphor, explains why achievement has proved harder than anticipated, and shows what progress has been made.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'This is a book that once started demands to be read in one sitting.' Physics World

Review
"...an informative and lively account of the history and growth of a worldwide, surprisingly unpoliticized, research effort." Trenton Times

"Herman, a former New York Times reporter, has done an excellent job of explaining how politics has repeatedly shaped the nation's efforts to develop nuclear fusion. She is a good storyteller and has woven together many fascinating anecdotes about the bright and bizarre...



The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea
John Pina Craven
0641694083

Paperback
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Particle Swarm Optimization
Maurice Clerc
1905209045
April 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Particles, information link, memory, and cooperation are discussed in this introduction to particle swarm optimization. Starting with a simple but efficient parametric version, this manual shows how to adapt the basic principles for an enhanced, fully adaptive version. All source programs are either included or available for free download.


Tokamaks
John Wesson
0198509227
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The tokamak (a doughnut-shaped vacuum chamber surrounded by magnetic coils) is the principal tool in controlled fusion research. This book acts as an introduction to the subject and a basic reference for theory, definitions, equations and experimental results. Since the first introductory
account of tokamaks in 1987, when the tokamak had become the predominant device in the attempt to achieve a useful power source from the thermonuclear fusion, and the developments and advances in the subject covered in the second edition in 1997, following substantial research on large tokamaks (the
long awaited achievement of significant amounts of fusion power and the problems involved in designing and building a tokamak reactor), the emphasis has been on preparing the ground for an experimental reactor. In addition, there...


QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Princeton Science Library)
Richard Phillips Feynman
0691024170
October 1988
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This volume, constituting the printed version of the first of the Alix G. Mautner Memorial Lectures to be given periodically at UCLA, certainly gets this new series off to a flying start. World-renowned for the liveliness and creativity of his physical insights, Caltech physicist Feynman provides another of his tours de force as he clearly explains the arcane workings of quantum electrodynamics, a theory which Feynman himself helped to establish. Starting with such familiar phenomena as the reflection and refraction of light, Feynman goes on to describe in detail the interactions between electrons and light. Although the text requires more concentration to grasp than most science popularizations, things never get out of hand. A good choice for collections serving informed readers. Thomas E. Margrave, formerly with...


Nuclear Renaissance: Technologies and Policies for the Future of Nuclear Power
W. J. Nuttall
0750309369
September 2004
Hardcover
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Nature
Chapter 1 alone, which surveys the more important social and policy factors . . . is worth the price of the book

Physics World
Nuclear Renaissance is a welcome contribution to this debate ...

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Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Signal Processing Perspective
Zhi-Pei Liang, Paul C. Lauterbur
0780347234
October 18, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
In 1971 Dr. Paul C. Lauterbur pioneered spatial information encoding principles that made image formation possible by using magnetic resonance signals. Now Lauterbur, "father of the MRI", and Dr. Zhi-Pei Liang have co-authored the first engineering textbook on magnetic resonance imaging. This long-awaited, definitive text will help undergraduate and graduate students of biomedical engineering, biomedical imaging scientists, radiologists, and electrical engineers gain an in-depth understanding of MRI principles.

The authors use a signal processing approach to describe the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging. You will find a clear and rigorous discussion of these carefully selected essential topics: Mathematical fundamentals Signal generation and detection principles Signal...



The Basis and Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis
M. Bowker
0198559585
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Catalysis is one of the most important technologies in our modern world. We depend on it to produce materials, such as plastics, from oil; we depend on it to produce fuel to power our cars; we depend on it to remove the pollutants emitted from the engines of those cars; we even depend on it for the functioning and growth of our own bodies. It is therefore very important that we ask ourselves the question, 'what is catalysis?' and this book does exactly that, concentrating on the most important type of catalysis for industry, namely heterogeneous catalysis. The book is split into 3 sections, dealing with the fundamentals of adsorption and reaction at surfaces, the nature of heterogeneous catalysts and their synthesis, and the applications of this technology in the modern world. This book will be useful for teachers,...


The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
P. D. Wilson
0198565402
Nov 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The subject of nuclear power is fraught with controversy, and it is often discussed with an inadequate understanding of the science behind today's reactor technology. This book covers the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from mining uranium ore to disposal of radioactive wastes. It is intended for
a broad audience of nonspecialist readers. Basic principles are fully explained, and topics such as environmental radioactivity--both naturally occurring and man-made--and safety issues are explored. Anyone interested in the operation of today's nuclear power-generating plants will want to have a
copy of this informative volume.


Radiation Detection and Measurement
Glenn F. Knoll
0471073385
January 5, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Classic Text on Radiation Detection and Measurement Now Updated and Expanded Building on the proven success of this widely-used text, the Third Edition will provide you with a clear understanding of the methods and instrumentation used in the detection and measurement of ionizing radiation. It provides in-depth coverage of the basic principles of radiation detection as well as illustrating their application in a full set of modern instruments. In addition to a complete description of well-established detection and spectroscopic methods, many recently developed approaches are also explored. These include extensive new discussions of semiconductor detectors with unique properties, recently developed scintillation materials and photomultiplier tubes, and several gas-filled detectors of new design. Many other updates and...


Raid on the Sun: Inside Israel's Secret Campaign That Denied Saddam the Bomb
Rodger W. Claire
0767914252
March 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This gripping account of Operation Babylon, the Israelis' 1981 raid on the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak, is the first to draw on planners' and pilots' own memories. The raid was planned to follow a long campaign of espionage, sabotage and outright assassination by the Mossad, which had failed to prevent the French-built reactor from being about ready to produce weapons-grade plutonium in the summer of 1981. Then the Israeli air force, taking its new F-16s on their first combat mission and one far beyond their designed performance, struck, obliterating the reactor with no losses, few misses and only one civilian casualty. Tactics, technology and weapons are all presented in a clear manner that does not slow the pace. L.A.-based journalist Claire's group portrait of the eight superlatively skilled and trained...

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