Environmental Radiation Effects on Mammals

A Dynamical Modeling Approach

Authors: Smirnova, Olga A.

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  • Studies fundamental problems in radiation biology (namely, acute/chronic effects of irradiation from exposure such as in the space environment on vital body systems, on whole organisms, and on mammalian populations) using mathematical modeling
  • New edition has 20% new and revised material from the 2010 edition, reflecting the latest in the field, including new chapters on skin epidermal epithelium and risk assessment for myeloid leukemia
  • Useful basis for a lecture course on mathematical modeling in radiation biology and ecology
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Dr. Smirnova's updated text is devoted to the theoretical studies of radiation effects on mammals. It summarizes 35 years of results the author obtained from analyzing dose rate equivalents for the Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) and for Solar Particles Events (SPE). This edition also includes two new chapters on skin epidermal epithelium and risk assessment for myeloid leukemia, as well as extended revisions addressing the radiation effects on the blood-forming system. Mathematical models are used to explain the effects of both acute and chronic irradiation on the dynamics of vital body systems, like the hematopoietic system, the development of autoimmune diseases, and the mortality dynamics in homogeneous and nonhomogeneous mammalian populations. The proposed methodology of these studies, the models themselves, and the obtained results are of a great theoretical significance and can find wide practical use.

About the authors

 Dr. Olga A. Smirnova is a physicist and researcher at the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Research and Technical Center of Radiation-Chemical Safety and Hygiene, Moscow, Russia. She uses the framework of developed deterministic mathematical models to investigate the effects of both acute and chronic irradiation in a wide range of doses and dose rates on vital body systems, including hematopoiesis, small intestine and humoral immunity, as well as on the development of autoimmune diseases. Dr. Smirnova's fields of study and expertise include modeling the dynamics of various biological systems in mammals exposed to acute/chronic radiation.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83367-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Radiation Effects on Mammals
Book Subtitle
A Dynamical Modeling Approach
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45761-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45761-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45759-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83367-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIII, 359
Number of Illustrations
199 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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