Hiroshima to Fukushima

Biohazards of Radiation

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ISBN: 978-3-642-38726-5 (Print) 978-3-642-38727-2 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. The Nuclear World, the Chemical World, and Radiation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-12

      The Nuclear World

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      Chapter

      Pages 13-20

      Nuclear Power and Radiation

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      Chapter

      Pages 21-25

      The Chemical World

  3. The Military Uses of Nuclear Power: Hiroshima

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27

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      Chapter

      Pages 29-33

      Developing Atomic Bombs: The Manhattan Project

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      Chapter

      Pages 35-37

      Devastation Caused by the Atomic Bombs: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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      Chapter

      Pages 39-39

      Other Nuclear Weapons

  4. The “Peaceful” Uses of Nuclear Power: Fukushima

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-41

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      Chapter

      Pages 43-48

      The Development of Nuclear Power Reactors and the Nuclear Industry

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      Chapter

      Pages 49-67

      Major Incidences of the Failure of Nuclear Facilities

  5. The Interactions of Radiation with the Chemical/Biological World: The Biohazards of Radiation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69

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      Chapter

      Pages 71-78

      Interactions of Radiation with the Chemical World

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      Chapter

      Pages 79-86

      Chemicals and Their Behaviors in Biological Systems

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      Chapter

      Pages 87-111

      The Effects of Radiation on Biological Systems

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      Chapter

      Pages 113-140

      Control of Cell Processes and Defenses Against Radiation

  6. Health Effects of Radiation Revealed So Far

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-141

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      Chapter

      Pages 143-153

      Data on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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      Chapter

      Pages 155-171

      Data on Chernobyl

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      Chapter

      Pages 173-178

      Data on Fukushima

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      Chapter

      Pages 179-195

      A-Bomb Tests; Three Mile Island and Other Incidents; NPPs Under Normal Operation; Depleted Uranium Bombs

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      Chapter

      Pages 197-203

      (High-Energy) Radiation Is Incompatible with Life

  7. The Science of Biohazards of Radiation Has Been Influenced by Non-scientific Interests

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205

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      Chapter

      Pages 207-216

      Falsification and Suppression of the Truth

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      Chapter

      Pages 217-222

      The Crisis of Human Civilization and Life-Supporting Planet Earth

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 223-225