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The Resource Radioactivity : a history of a mysterious science, Marjorie C. Malley

Radioactivity : a history of a mysterious science, Marjorie C. Malley

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Radioactivity : a history of a mysterious science
Title
Radioactivity
Title remainder
a history of a mysterious science
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie C. Malley
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Subject
Language
eng
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Review
Japan's recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster brought worldwide attention to the topic of radiation. Science and mathematics educator Malley presents a timely tale about the discovery of radioactivity, the development of our knowledge of the physical universe, and the way radioactivity has changed our world. Whether or not you attended any chemistry or physics courses in your lifetime (or remember what you learned in them), Malley manages to make the periodic table and the giants involved in its creation interesting. She touches on applications of radioactive substances in such fields as geology, medicine, archaeology, and engineering, but the applications are not the focus of the book. Those seeking knowledge about what we do with what we have learned about radiation should look elsewhere; this book is all about the science and its historical characters. VERDICT Malley does a wonderful job of demonstrating how scientific discovery functions, as opposed to the usual approach in which facts and figures are given as tidbits along a chronology. Strongly recommended for history of science collections, high school science students, and anyone curious about radioactivity and the history of science.— James A. Buczynski, Seneca Coll. of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto --James A. Buczynski (Reviewed September 1, 2011) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 14, p127)
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10016300
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Malley, Marjorie Caroline
Dewey number
539.7/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC794.6.R3
LC item number
M35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Radioactivity
Target audience
adult
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a history of a mysterious science
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Radioactivity : a history of a mysterious science, Marjorie C. Malley
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new science. The beginnings ; The Curies ; Rutherford, Soddy, particles, and alchemy? ; The radioactive Earth ; Speculations ; Radioactivity and chemistry ; Inside the atom ; Sequel -- Measuring and using radioactivity. Methods and instruments ; Radioactivity, medicine, and life ; New industries -- Beyond the story. Radioactivity's prime movers ; Radioactivity and timeless questions : the quest for understanding ; The imaginative appeal of a discovery
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 267 pages
Isbn
9780199766413
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010038979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 668403377
  • (OCoLC)668403377
Label
Radioactivity : a history of a mysterious science, Marjorie C. Malley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-250) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new science. The beginnings ; The Curies ; Rutherford, Soddy, particles, and alchemy? ; The radioactive Earth ; Speculations ; Radioactivity and chemistry ; Inside the atom ; Sequel -- Measuring and using radioactivity. Methods and instruments ; Radioactivity, medicine, and life ; New industries -- Beyond the story. Radioactivity's prime movers ; Radioactivity and timeless questions : the quest for understanding ; The imaginative appeal of a discovery
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 267 pages
Isbn
9780199766413
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010038979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 668403377
  • (OCoLC)668403377

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