|Understanding and using gamma rays (Electromagnetic Spectrum)
Author: Eldridge, Alison
Gives readers a look into the discovery, history, and uses of gamma rays and how electromagnetic radiation is affecting us every day.
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School Library Journal (04/01/22)
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School Library Journal - 04/01/2022 Gr 7 Up—Each of these books begins with an overview and how the title topic fits into the spectrum. Helpful diagrams and images show how infrared is used, the frequencies of microwave transmissions, and other details. Plentiful sidebars discuss related topics such as pinhole cameras, Blu-ray players, or polarized sunglasses. Early researchers in each area, including Newton, Roentgen, and Faraday, are described with their experiments and findings. Along with the history, there is also in-depth discussion of current uses and applications, like Gamma Knife surgery and remote sensing technology, as well as future uses, such as providing LiDAR sensors for self-driving cars. Back matter includes extensive chapter notes, a glossary, and a suggested reading list. VERDICT A detailed set perfect for use in physics classes or for science project research. - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.