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Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection Paperback – June 18, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-3527406067 ISBN-10: 3527406069 Edition: 3rd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 606 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH; 3rd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition edition (June 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3527406069
  • ISBN-13: 978-3527406067
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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."
Physics Today

"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

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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.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Allen Brodsky on January 28, 2013
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This text by James Earl Turner, Ph.D., M.S.(physics), M.S. (Industrial Hygiene), Certified by American Board of Health Physics), is a relatively concise but thorough treatment of the underpinning results of physics necessary for professional work in the field of protecting workers, the public, and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing or nuclear radiations. I have used this text as a secondary text to that of Herman Cember's text in other courses, and am now using it as the principal required reading for a course in Nuclear Environmental Protection (NEP520)in the Spring semester at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC, 2013. Dr. Turner, at his passing a couple of years ago, was probably the greatest theoretical physicist in the field of radiation protection at the time of his death, and also interested in teaching the practical information needed for the typical health physicist in performing duties related to the assessment of radiation doses and risks and providing protection against undue exposures. There is a 3rd edition that has been published. I am teaching from the second edition, so one should be sure which edition is desired and being purchased. Used 2nd editions should provide all the basics needed for adequate professional work. Sincerely, Allen Brodsky, Sc.D. Adjunct Professor, faculty of Catholic U, and Georgetown U in Washington, DC. January 27, 3013
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By Marco Muti on December 31, 2012
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I think this book it's a very deep and complete guide about the application of physic to te medicine. I recommend this book to the student and to the theacher .
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Pulikkathara on April 19, 2004
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This book was most useful to me in calculating dose, it has a good breadth of the subject matter and will purchase my own copy...currently using advisor's copy.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By PHG on March 18, 2009
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This is a must have book if you work in the Health Physics world! RIP Jim Turner.
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