|Understanding and using X-rays (Electromagnetic Spectrum)
Author: Rubio, Elizabeth
Explores the history of radiography and how it came to be one of the most useful tools in medicine. It also delves into the limits of radiography and the effects of ionizing radiation on living things while further investigating many other uses of X-rays, including nuclear weaponry, counterfeit detection, and more.
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.
Booklist - 04/01/2022 X-ray technology is extremely sophisticated and goes far beyond grainy black-and-white images of broken bones. Readers learn these facts right from the opening pages of this offering, part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum series (6 titles). Coverage begins with the historical development of X-ray technology and continues through modern and emerging applications in fields ranging from medicine to space exploration, anthropology and DNA testing, public safety, and nuclear warfare. X-rays are often associated with harmful radioactivity, and the text includes descriptions of safety measures that mitigate these negative effects. Information is laid out in accessible, nontechnical language, and pages are filled with graphics, archival photos, sidebars, and charts. Back matter includes chapter notes, a glossary, and further reading suggestions. This is an attractive package that will support secondary science units. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.