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Hiroshima to Fukushima

Biohazards of Radiation

Authors: Ochiai, Eiichiro

  • Examines the issue of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons for a wide audience
  • Written from a Japanese perspective
  • Discusses one of the most important policy issues of the 21st Century
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About this book

Set against a backdrop of the recent disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, "Hiroshima to Fukushima" examines the issue of radiation safety. The author provides important and accurate scientific information about the radioactive substances arising from nuclear power plants and weapons, including the effects of this radiation on living organisms. Currently, humankind is at a crossroads and must decide whether to phase out or increase its reliance on nuclear power as weapons and an energy source. Although a few countries, mostly European, have vowed to abolish nuclear power as an energy source, many other countries are about to increase their nuclear power programs. This book is written from a Japanese perspective and thus provides an alternative to views of Western writers. The author includes rigorous scientific analyses, however maintains a broad scope, which allows the book to be accessible to decision-makers and non-specialists.

About the authors

Eiichiro Ochiai was born in Tokyo and earned his PhD from the University of Tokyo. He has taught and carried out research in chemistry at universities in Japan, Canada, the USA and Sweden.  At the time his area of research, bioinorganic chemistry, was a new field and he has published several books on the subject including “Bioinorganic Chemistry, an Introduction” (Allyn and Bacon, 1977), “Bioinorganic Chemistry, a Survey” (Elsevier, 2008). His other books include a general chemistry book: “Chemicals for Life and Living” (Springer, 2011), and “Life and Metals” (in Japanese, Kenkyu-sha, 1991),  “Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power Plants” (in Japanese, Rokusai-sha, 2012).

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“Ochiai, a Canada-based chemist, has published several books on chemicals, life, and health … . His latest work focuses on radiation. … The author writes clearly about radiation decay and fission, and examines historical antecedents of nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (M. Gochfeld, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), July, 2014)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Nuclear World

    Ochiai, Eiichiro

    Pages 3-12

  • Nuclear Power and Radiation

    Ochiai, Eiichiro

    Pages 13-20

  • The Chemical World

    Ochiai, Eiichiro

    Pages 21-25

  • Developing Atomic Bombs: The Manhattan Project

    Ochiai, Eiichiro

    Pages 29-33

  • Devastation Caused by the Atomic Bombs: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Ochiai, Eiichiro

    Pages 35-37

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-38727-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-38726-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51155-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hiroshima to Fukushima
Book Subtitle
Biohazards of Radiation
Authors
Series Title
Science Policy Reports
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38727-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38727-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38726-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51155-8
Series ISSN
2213-1965
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 225
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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