AUTHORBrown, G. I.
TITLEInvisible Rays: A History of Radioactivity
PUBLISHERSutton Publishing
CITYPhoenix Mill, England
DATE PUBLISHED2002
ISBN0-7509-2667-8


This attractive book traces the history of the discoveries, concepts, and the lives of the people associated with radioactivity. It begins with the discovery of uranium in 1789 and concludes with current issues of power generation, nuclear waste, and the threat of a nuclear attack. The author describes the role of radioactivity in medicine, geology, and in the development of nuclear weapons. Numerous illustrations, charts, and maps contribute to the fast-moving, interesting narrative. The bibliography contains major works on radioactivity and its applications as well as current websites.


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