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Taming The Rays By Geoff Meggitt
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A history of developments in the uses of radioactivity and ionising radiation in the last century and the measures used to protect people from harmful effects. The sources of radiation exposure... More > covered include medical uses, nuclear power generation and natural ones, such as that from radon. The book traces the evolution of our understanding of the effects of radiation on the human body, particularly those leading to cancer and hereditable diseases. One of the key challenges for practitioners was constructing manageable frameworks for evaluating these effects so that there could be effective control and regulation. The book emphasises the international nature of these efforts and the need to change approaches as more data became available after the Second World War. For the second edition the opportunity has been taken to revise the citation system and make some correction but the major change is the addition of two new Chapters:one on nuclear criticality safety and the other on nuclear safety assessment.< Less
Genes, Flies, Bomb and a Better Life By Geoff Meggitt
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The mysteries of heredity began to succumb to science in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Key steps were the adoption of the fruit fly as an experimental subject and the discovery by Hermann... More > Muller that nuclear radiation causes mutations. These led to maps of the fly's chromosomes as a chain of genes – essentially today's model. Muller's career was nearly ruined by his socialist views and he exiled himself to Germany and then Russia. He left Russia in a hurry in 1937and after a few years in Edinburgh he returned to the USA, where he struggled to find a suitable academic post. Nonetheless, he warned of the genetic hazards of radiation, particularly weapons fallout, when this was officially unwelcome. He also promoted eugenics – racial improvement – right up to his death. This book is not just a brief biography of Muller but a history of how the ideas he inherited, supported and originated subsequently evolved and flowered or foundered.< Less
Winifred Brown: Britain's Adventure Girl No.1 By Geoff Meggitt
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A biography of Winifred Brown, Manchester-born sportswoman, aviator and yachtswoman
Winifred Brown: Britain's Adventure Girl No.1 By Geoff Meggitt
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A biography of Winifred Brown (1899-1984), an outstanding British sportswoman, aviator and yachtswoman of her time.
Taming The Rays - ebook By Geoff Meggitt
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A history of ionising radiation, our understanding of it and of the harm it can cause. How the ways we exploited it, managed it and measured it changed during the twentieth century. Also available in... More > paperback.< Less

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