The first volume of the new series, Radioactivity in the Environment, focuses on the environmental occurrence, the speciation, the behaviour, the fate, the applications and the health consequences of that much-feared and much-publicised element, plutonium. Featuring a collection of selected, peer-reviewed, up-to-date papers by leading researchers in the field, this work provides a state-of-the-art description of plutonium in the environment.
This title helps to explain where present frontiers are drawn in our continuing efforts to understand the science of environmental plutonium and will help to place widespread concerns into perspective.
As a whole 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.
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- © Elsevier Science 2001
- 23rd February 2001
- Elsevier Science
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@from:D.M. Taylor @qu:...Overall, this well-produced, and generally well-written, hard back book provides an objective state-of-the-art survey of plutonium in the late 20th Century environment. ...Although this book must be regarded as a specialist monograph, it contains much material that will be of interest to the more general reader with some scientific background. @source:Applied Radiation and Isotopes @from:J.M. Robin Hutchinson @qu:...this volume is an important review of the status of measurements of plutonium in the environment. @source:Radiation Physics and Chemistry @from:L.W. Luckett @qu:...this volumes provides a wealth of information addressing the current frontier of efforts to understand environmental plutonium. ...as a library acquisition for multiple users this volumes fills an essential information need. @source:Health Physics @from:M. Charles @qu:...If the first volume is any indication, this series will form a basic essential reference source for all workers in the field. @source:Scope
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