Timothy J. Jorgensen - Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

In his first book, Jorgensen, associate professor of radiation medicine and director of the Health Physics and Radiation Protection graduate program at Georgetown University, combines science and narrative history to trace how this complex and dangerous form of energy transfer has come to be an accepted part of daily life. Marking the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima catastrophe and the 30th of the Chernobyl disaster, Jorgensen looks back to the Curies’ surprise discovery of radioactivity and Wilhelm Roentgen’s formulation of X-rays, describes how radiation works, how it harms, and how we can make informed and safe choices.

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Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780691165035
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 23rd, 2016

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