The author takes the vel approach of introducing the whole range of energies possessed by particles and electromagnetic waves at the beginning of the text, thus integrating coverage of ionising and nionising radiation rather than considering them as two separate disciplines. He goes on to cover the entire spectrum of radiation sources, including radionuclides, x-ray machines, accelerators, nuclear reactors, power lines, microwave towers, and cellular phones. With its expanded coverage, including a broader focus on public health issues, this volume serves as a training and reference resource, t only for research scientists, physicians, and engineers, but for regulatory officials, attorneys, engineers, and environmental health and safety professionals.
Jacob Shapiro is former Director of the university Radiation protection Program and Senior Scientist in the Environmental Health and Safety Office, Harvard University. He is also Lecturer on Biophysics in Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.