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Very good. xii, 430,  pages. Illustrations. References. Glossary. Radiation Source Term Tables. Conversion Tables. Index. A few ink checks noted. Dr. Fred Mettler is Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor at the Department of Radiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He received an M.D. degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He received a Master's degree in Public Health from Harvard University in 1975. Dr. Mettler was Scientific Vice-President of the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) and remains a member. He has chaired several committees for the Institute of Medicine of the National Research Council and is a member of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academies. He has authored over 340 scientific publications, including 20 textbooks and holds four patents. Dr. Mettler is an Emeritus Commissioner of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). He was the Health Effects Team Leader of the International Chernobyl Project. He was an author of the NCRP and ICRP Reports on Radiation Protection during radiological terrorism and has been a member of multiple subgroups on radiological terrorism for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This work covers all aspects of the effects of radiation on humans from basic physics and chemistry to perception and acceptance of risk to hormesis to the then most recent data on radiation exposure, offering well-rounded coverage of this complex field. Offers extensive references at the end of each chapter for further reading. Presents an easy-to-read writing style coupled with numerous tables, charts, and illustrations to make complex concepts easier to understand and absorb. Incorporates information on risk estimates and the effects on varying radiation doses on specific organ systems. This follows the first edition by nine years. It incorporates new concepts in radiation protection, radiation carcinogenesis, and information derived from the Chernobyl accident.
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