From Reviews of the Second Edition:
"What can I say? The second edition of 'Atoms, Radiation, andRadiation Protection' is much better than the first edition, andthe first edition was great. [...] It is [...] one of the finestgraduate-level texts on radiation protection. For someone teachinga graduate course on radiation protection, this is a 'must have'book. [...] Everything you might want or need on the road tounderstanding radiation interaction is clearly and conciselyhandled. [...] Don't think this is a book for graduate students andteachers alone, however; it is a fine reference for anyone workingin radiation protection."
"The strength of the book lies in its unique analyses offundamental particle track structure, including Monte Carlocomputations, the detail of the important stochastical nature ofthe interactions, manifest in microdosimetry, and theirconsequences in radiobiological effects of setting up the criteriafor radiation protection."
Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
"This book is an excellent text for graduate students in healthphysics, as it contains an appropriately detailed discussion aboutatomic and nuclear physics for such students. [...] Major strengthsof the book are that it contains rigorous discussions aboutradioactive decay, interaction of radiation with matter, statisticsof counting and methods for shielding calculations.
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine
From the Back Cover
Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection offers professionals and advanced students a comprehensive coverage of the major concepts that underlie the origins and transport of ionizing radiation in matter. Understanding atomic structure and the physical mechanisms of radiation interactions is the foundation on which much of the current practice of radiological health protection is based. The work covers the origin, detection, and measurement of radiation and the statistical interpretation of the data. The procedures that are used to protect man and the environment from the potential harmful effects of radiation are thoroughly described. Basic principles are illustrated with an abundance of worked examples that exemplify practical applications. Chapters include problem sets (with partial answers) and extensive tables and graphs for continued use as a reference work. This expanded Third Edition includes thorough updates of the material, including the latest recommendations of the ICRP and NCRP.