Table of contents for Radiation and modern life : fulfilling Marie Curie's dream / Alan E. Waltar.

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Introduction
Prologue
1--Our Common Quest for Lif
2--Thriving in Radiation
	What is Radiation?
	How Do We Measure Radiation?
	Where Does Radiation Come From?
	How Harmful is Ionizing Radiation?
3--Harnessing Radiation
4--Agriculture
	Higher Crop Production 
	Improving Animal Production 
	Controlling Insect Pests 
	Food Processing 
5--Medicine
	Sterilizing Medical Equipment 
	New Drug Testing 
	Diagnostic Techniques 
	Therapeutic Approaches 
6--Electricity
	History of Nuclear Power 
	How It Works 
	Other Ways to Make Electricity
	Issues for Nuclear Power
7--Modern Industry
	Process Control 
	Plant Diagnostics 
	Materials Development 
	Materials Testing and Inspection 
	Materials Composition 
	Non-Nuclear Energy Applications 
	Construction 
	Personal Care and Conveniences 
	Perspective 
8--Transportation 
	Cars and Trucks 
	Airplanes 
	Trains
	Ships 
	Advanced Fuel Systems
 9--Space Exploration
	Radioisotope Heater Units 
	Electricity Sources 
	Summary of Key Space Missions 
	Nuclear Electric Power 
	Nuclear Propulsion Systems 
	A Manned Voyage to Mars 
	Other International Space Endeavors 
	Radiation Health Effects of Space Travel
 10--Terrorism, Crime, and Public Safety\
	Personal Safety 
	Fighting Crime 
	Fighting Terrorism 
	The Question of the Bomb 
	Risk Perspectives 
 11--Arts and Science
	Understanding Our Origins 
	Precious Gems 
	Radiation and the Arts 
12--Environmental Protection
	Major Environmental Concerns
	Managing Fresh Water Resources 
	Guarding the Oceans 
	Understanding Soil Erosion 
	Radiological Contamination 
	Polluting Our Atmosphere 
	Energy and Environment 
13--Modern Economy
	United States
	Japan
	China
 14--A Day With the Atom
 15--A Glimpse Into the Future
	Agriculture
	Medicine
	Electricity 
	Industry 
	Transportation 
	Space Exploration 
	Terrorism, Crime, and Public Safety 
	Arts and Sciences 
	Environmental Protection 
	Perspective 
Epilogue
Appendices
Radioisotopes Commonly Used in Medicine 
Radioisotopes Commonly Used in Industry 
Radioisotopes Commonly Used in Environmental Protection 
Radioisotopes Commonly Used in Other Applications 
Sales and Jobs Created in the U.S. in 1995 Within Selected Industries by Nuclear Energy and Radioisotope Technologies
Jobs Generated Within Selected Occupations in 1995 by Nuclear Energy and Radioisotope Technologies
Total Jobs, Sales and Tax Revenues Created Within Each State
in 1995 by the Use of Nuclear Technologies 
Glossary
Endnotes
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Radiation.
Radioisotopes.
Radiation chemistry -- Industrial applications.
Radioisotopes -- Industrial applications.