Series: Radioactivity in the Environment

This new book series on environmental radioactivity addresses, at academic research level, the key aspects of this socially important and complex interdisciplinary subject. Presented objectively and with the ultimate authority gained from the many contributions by the world's leading experts, the negative and positive consequences of having a radioactive world around us will be documented and given perspective. In a world in which nuclear science is not only less popular than in the past but also less extensively taught in universities and colleges, this book series will hopefully fill a significant educational gap.

At its core the series will consist of books on each of the big basic subjects including radioactivity in the terrestrial, marine and atmospheric environments; transfers of radioactivity through ecosystems; predictive modelling of radioactivity transport and distributions; isotopes as tracers; speciation and microbiological mediation of radionuclides; health effects of environmental radioactivity to both humans and biota and public perceptions and understanding of radioactivity in the environment.

In addition to the above purpose-written core books there will be a sub-series of selected books based on research conferences on specialised subjects. These volumes will contain only peer-reviewed, revised and improved contributions, and provide an opportunity to collect together the best cutting-edge researchers on "hot topics".

In this comprehensive series the reader will find detailed and authoritative scientific answers to the commonly asked and key questions about radioactivity in the environment. It complements Elsevier Science's ongoing coverage of research on this important topic via the /locate/jenvradJournal of Environmental Radioactivity, for nearly 20 years the only dedicated forum for dissemination of new developments in the field.
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Please submit your book proposals to the Series Editor at: Ampfield House, Clachan Seil, Argyll, Scotland PA34 4TL, UK.

Book Series: Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management

Most recent volume

Volume 19. Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management

Published: 20th September 2013 Series Editor: M. Baxter Editors: Deborah Oughton Sven Hansson

Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management provides a comprehensive treatment of the major ethical and social issues resulting from the use of ionizing radiation. It covers topics such as nuclear fuel cycles, radioactive waste treatment, nuclear bomb testing, nuclear safety management, stakeholder engagement, cleanup after nuclear accidents, ecological risks from radiation, environmental justice, health and safety for radiation workers, radiation dose standards, the ethics of clinical radiology, and the principles of radiation protection and their ethical underpinnings. With authors ranging from philosophers to radiation protection officials and practitioners, the book spans from theoretical to practical implications of this important area of radiation risk assessment and management.

Additional volumes

Volume 18. Tropical Radioecology

Published: 18th October 2012 Editor: J.R. Twining Series Editor: M. Baxter

Volume 17. TENR - Technologically Enhanced Natural Radiation

Published: 22nd January 2010 Authors: Anselmo Salles Paschoa F. Steinhausler

Volume 16. Environmental Radionuclides

Published: 8th October 2009 Editor: Klaus Froehlich

Volume 15. Airborne Radioactive Contamination in Inhabited Areas

Published: 9th September 2009 Series Volume Editor: K.G. Andersson

Volume 14. Remediation of Contaminated Environments

Published: 2nd June 2009 Series Volume Editors: G. Voigt S. Fesenko

Volume 13. U-Th Series Nuclides in Aquatic Systems

Published: 12th May 2008 Series Volume Editors: S. Krishnaswami J. Kirk Cochran

Volume 12. Radioactive Aerosols

Published: 5th December 2007 Author: Constantin Papastefanou

Volume 11. Analysis of Environmental Radionuclides

Published: 1st November 2007 Series Editor: M. Baxter Author: Pavel Povinec

Volume 10. Radioactivity in the Terrestrial Environment

Published: 2nd March 2007 Series Volume Editor: G. Shaw

Volume 9. Deep Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Published: 25th January 2007 Editors: W. Alexander Linda McKinley

Volume 8. International Conference on Isotopes and Environmental Studies

Published: 8th March 2006 Editors: Pavel Povinec J.A. Sanchez-Cabeza

Volume 7. The Natural Radiation Environment VII

Published: 30th March 2005 Editors: J.P. McLaughlin E.S. Simopoulos F. Steinhäusler

Volume 6. Marine Radioactivity

Published: 17th September 2004 Series Volume Editor: H.D. Livingston

Volume 5. Sedimentary Processes: Quantification Using Radionuclides

Published: 19th September 2003 Editors: J. Carroll I. Lerche

Volume 4. Modelling Radioactivity in the Environment

Published: 22nd May 2003 Editor: E.M. Scott

Volume 3. Radioactive Fallout after Nuclear Explosions and Accidents

Published: 20th June 2002 Author: Y.A. Izrael

Volume 2. Interactions of Microorganisms with Radionuclides

Published: 22nd April 2002 Editors: M.J. Keith-Roach F.R. Livens

Volume 1. Plutonium in the Environment

Published: 23rd February 2001 Editor: A. Kudo