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P.O. Box 90748, Henderson, NV 89009
Our Bookstore has been discontinued. Please see the websites of John Wiley and Sons and other major
publishers for books on nuclear science and Health Physics.
Books on Health Physics, Dosimetry and Radiation
1. Rig Ship for Ultra Quiet by Andrew Karam
This book is a slightly fictionalized account of 2 months aboard a nuclear
attack submarine off the coast of the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
It was written by Andrew Karam, a veteran of the U.S. submarine force who is
now the Radiation Safety Officer at the University of Rochester and an
instructor for Nevada Technical Associates, Inc. Karam is a good
writer and he describes often tense encounters with Soviet submarines and
surface ships. Although not all incidents in the book actually happened, it
is based on Karam's time spent aboard the nuclear submarine "Plunger". The book also goes into detail about living and working in
a nuclear submarine and includes a number of photographs.
The book is more than 300 pages in paperback and is available for
$15 from Nevada Technical Associates, Inc. Published in Australia in
May, 2002 by Sid Harta, Publishers. Also available on Amazon.
1a. Atoms, Radiation and Radiation Protection by James E.
Turner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
This book describes the origins and properties of the different
kinds of ionizing radiation, its detection and measurement, and
the procedures used to protect humans and the environment from
its harmful effects. Many practical, numerical examples are worked
out with data, tables, and graphs provided. Descriptions of basic
physical principles demonstrate their practical applicability and
problem-solving potential. In this second edition, new material
has been added on radon and a complete chapter on statistics replaces
the short appendix of the first edition. Turner has mantained the
basic approach and organization of the first edition while extending
and updating necessary topics. May, 1995, 588 pages.
Call for price. Ref. No. W100.
2. Contemporary Health Physics, Problems and Solutions by
John Bevelacqua, Wisconsin Electric Power Company.
This comprehensive book gives a detailed presentation of the broad
spectrum of the health physics profession including basic radiation
fundamentals, external and internal dosimetry, and the biological
effects of radiation. Specialized areas of health physics, including
the medical, university, power reactor, fuel cycle, environmental
and accelerator areas, are addressed in detail with a focus toward
providing quick, accurate assessments of radiation exposures. These
assessments are covered in the text and in scenarios that represent
challanges typically faced by a practicing health physicist.
February, 1995. 440 pages. Please call
for price. Ref. No. W101. ISBN
3. Radiation Dosimetry Instrumentation and Methodsby Gad Shani
Published in 1991, 272 pages. Please call
for price. Ref. No. C117
4. Radiation Detection and Measurement by Glen Knoll (2nd
This is one of the most comprehensive books on radiation detection
and measurement. It is 784 pages and new information has been added
since the first edition. This edition was published in March, 1989
for price. Ref. No. W102
5. Table of Isotopes, 2 volume Set, 1998 Update, 8th Edition.
By Richard B. Firestone, Virginia S. Shirley (Editor)
This 2 volume work contains nuclear structure and decay data for over
3,100 isotpes and isomers. It features data from thousands of pages of
figures and tables. It encompasses about twice as much data as the
previous edition. The extensive appendices have been entirely rewritten,
expediting retrieval and use of nuclear information for many areas of
research, and for users with varying levels of expertise.
This set is available in several variations, i.e., cloth, paperback,
etc. Please call us for a price quote.
7. Radioactive Waste Management by Robert E. Berlin and
Catherine C. Stanton
A comprehensive guide to radioactive waste management. Presents
an integrated review of the historical, regulatory, environmental,
and technological aspects of this controversial topic. Describes
waste forms and their parameters, programmatic measures, safety
concerns and controls, and the technology of managing the various
waste forms from generation to disposal. Also discusses how to
remedy radiologically contaminated sites. Reviews the current
work of governmental agencies and private contractors. Published
in 1989, 444 pages, Cloth. Please call
for price. Ref. No. W105. ISBN
8. Radioactive and Stable Isotope Tracers in Biomedicine:
Principles and Practice of Kinetic Analysis by Robert R.
An up-to-date, detailed, authoritative overview regarding all aspects
of the theory and practice involved in utilizing isotopic tracers
for the in-vivo study of human metabolic function. Presents specific
technical information on performing tracer studies including isotope
infusions, analysis and interpretation of data. Published 1992,
480 pages, cloth. Please call
for price. Ref. No. W106. ISBN 471561312.
9. Periodic Table for Chromatographers by Michael Lederer.
In a loose-leaf folder format it allows the user to align several
periodic tables of chromatographic data for the comparison of
properties thus facilitating the decision on a given separation.
Offers some 100 such tables to give the maximum amount of
information. Each table provides the data for 60 elements with
5 - 10 facts per element over a wide range of chemical properties.
Published in 1992, 129 pages, cloth. Please call
for price. Cat. No. W107
10. Radon and its Decay Products in Indoor Air
by W. W. Nazaroff and A. V. Nero (Environmetal Science and
Technology: A Wiley Interscience Series of Texts and Monographs) 518
pages, cloth, 1987. Please call
for price. Cat. No. W108.
11. Handbook of Radiobiologyby Kedar N. Prasad, Department of
Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Colorado
This handbook presents the most current information on the effects
of ionizing radiation on mammalian cells, with emphasis on human
tissues. The dose-effect relationship is emphasized in a quantitative
manner. The book contains current data on the late effects of low levels
of radiation on humans. It also provides some of the late consequences
of radiation therapy detected among cancer survivors. 184 equations,
drawings and tables. The book includes: a. Recent studies on the
interaction of radiation with hyperthermia, electronaffinic compounds,
and other new radiomodifying agents. b. The effects of radiation on
mutation, chromosomal damage, fetuses, and cancer incidence. c. Recent
advances in identification. d. New tools to investigate the mechanisms
of action of ionizing radiation on mammalian cells. e. The effect of
radiation on the expression of several proto-oncogenes and oncogenes.
f. Radiation-induced carcinogenesis in mechanistic terms. g. A separate
section describing current strategy for cancer prevention. h. The revised
concept of maximum permissible dose (MPD). Published in 1995, 352 pages,
for price. Cat. No. C101. ISBN 0-8493-2501-3.
12. Handbook of Dosimetry Data for RadiotherapyEdited by
Jani, University of Iowa College of Medicine.
The book features comprehensive data on external beam radiotherapy;
brachytherapy sources; and special procedures, such as total body
irradiation, total body electron therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery,
and intraoperative radiotherapy. External beam data includes depth doses
for photon and electron beams of most widely used treatment machines, and
the book's brachytherapy section contains the physical and radiation
parameters of commonly used radioactive sources. Published in 1993,
208 pages, Please call
for price. Cat. No. C100
13. CRC Handbook of Management of Radiation Protection Programs
Second Edition, Edited by Kenneth L. Miller
This edition offers guidance for managing radiation protection programs,
ranging from daily operation of a health physics office to the preparation
of radiation experts for court appearances as professional witnesses. The
book covers such topics as organization and management of nonionizing
radiation safety programs (with special emphasis on laser safety programs)
and management of radioactive waste, personnel monitoring programs,
radiation accident victims, internal exposure, relative radiotoxicity,
and radiation therapy patients. The handling of radiation accidents
and education and training requirements for radiation protection are
also discussed. Legal aspects covered include the history of radiation
court cases and legal aspects of record keeping. Published 1992, 496
pages. Please call
for price. Cat. No. C113. ISBN 08493-3770-4.
14. Safety Features of Operating Light Water Reactors of Western
Design by Mirela Gavrilas, Pavel Hejzlar, Neil E. Todreas, and
Shatilla, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This book presents and compares the safety features of operating light
water reactors of Western design and classifies plants not formerly
associated with any reactor type. It provides essential technical
information (e.g. power rating and containment type) and operating dates
for each plant with country maps showing reactor locations. The book
diagrams the technology flow through licensing agreements, technical
information exchanges, and technical cooperation agreements. Diagrams
and tables are extensively used throughout the text to summarize
information, making this an excellent reference source. Published 1995,
312 pages. Please call
15. Radiation Hormesis by T. D. Luckey
The idea that radiation may have some beneficial effect has been
receiving increasing attention lately. This book discusses evidence
for that theory. Published 1991, 320 pages. Please call
16. Effects of Radiation, A Half-Century of Studies from Hiroshima
Nagasaki by Jack Schull.
The author arrived in Japan in 1949 to join the Atomic Bomb
Casualty Commission and to establish what has become the largest and
longest-term medical follow-up study to the bombing of Japan. In
this new book, he summarizes the scientific conclusion of the ABCC
studies and gives a personal account of the pertinent events and
findings that have unfolded over the forty-odd years since the
studies were initiated.
This new release covers the standards of acceptability associated with
risks from ionizing radiation encountered in medical practice, the
workplace, national defense, and even space flight. 320 pages,
July, 1995. Please call
for price. Cat. No. W109
17. Nuclear Energy - Environmental Danger or Solution for the 21st
Century, by Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart. For more information about this
book, click here
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