Radiation

Radiation

by Mark Pettigrew

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Overview

Radiation is all around us-in the earth, in the air, and in space. We can see and feel some forms of radiation, such as light and heat. Other forms, such as radio waves, pass right through our bodies without us even knowing. This book looks at the many different types of radiation. Find out where radiation comes from, why it is important, and how it can be extremely dangerous.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780843142914
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1987
Series: How and Why Wonder Bks.
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 11.28(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Radiation is everywhere6
What is radiation?8
A bigger spectrum10
Infrared radiation12
UV radiation14
Radio waves16
X-rays18
Radioactivity20
Detecting radioactivity22
Nuclear absorption24
Uses of radioactivity26
Make your own display model28
More about radiation30
Glossary31
Index32

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