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Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics: Equilibrium by Entropy Maximisation

by Phil Attard

The account of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics is based on entropy and its maximization. Building from first principles, it gives a transparent explanation...


Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know

by Robert Peter Gale & Eric Lax

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...


Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino: Building Simple Devices to Collect Data About the Environment

by Patrick Di Justo & Emily Gertz

Makers around the globe are building low-cost devices to monitor the environment, and with this hands-on guide, so can you. Through succinct tutorials, illustrations, and clear step-by-step instructions, you’ll...


A Field Guide to Radiation

by Wayne Biddle

A comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding how radiation affects our everyday lives

Nuclear energy, X-rays, radon, cell phones . . . radiation is part of the way we live on a daily basis, and yet the...


From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You

by Dale Dewar & Florian Oelck

The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, brought radiation to international attention but the exact nature of what had been unleashed was still unclear to most. The 1986 meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear...


The Manhattan Project

by B. Cameron Reed

The development of nuclear weapons by the Manhattan Project during World War II was one of the most dramatic scientific/technological episodes in human history. This book, prepared by a recognized expert on...


Engineering the Climate

by Christopher J. Preston, Konrad Ott, Wylie Carr & Forrest Clingerman et al.

Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management discusses the ethical issues associated with deliberately engineering a cooler climate to combat global warming. Climate engineering (also known...


Graphene Optics: Electromagnetic solution of canonical problems

by Ricardo A Depine

This book is a rigorous but concise macroscopic description of the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and structures containing graphene sheets (two-dimensional structures). It presents canonical...


Explicit Symmetry Breaking in Electrodynamic Systems and Electromagnetic Radiation

by Dhiraj Sinha & Gehan A J Amaratunga

This book is an introduction to the concept of symmetries in electromagnetism and explicit symmetry breaking. It begins with a brief background on the origin of the concept of symmetry and its meaning in fields...


Synchrotron Radiation: An Everyday Application of Special Relativity

by Jan-Erik Rubensson

Synchrotron radiation is the name given to the radiation which occurs when charged particles are accelerated in a curved path or orbit. Classically, any charged particle which moves in a curved path or is accelerated...


Summary of Atomic Accidents: by James Mahaffey | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Atomic Accidents by James Mahaffey | Includes Analysis 

 

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Fukushima: What You Need to Know

by Mark Heley

Fukushima: What You Need to Know is a concise but comprehensive guide to the disaster at Fukushima and its ongoing consequences. Presenting a solution-based approach, Mark Heley details the current problems...


Overpowered: The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) and What You Can Do about It

by Martin, Phd Blank

Keys, wallet, cell phone . . . ready to go! Cell phones have become ubiquitous fixtures of twenty-first-century life—suctioned to our ears and stuck in our pockets. Yet, we’ve all heard whispers that these...


Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation

by Timothy J. Jorgensen

More than ever before, radiation is a part of our modern daily lives. We own radiation-emitting phones, regularly get diagnostic x-rays, such as mammograms, and submit to full-body security scans at airports....