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The Genetic Effects of Radiation

by Isaac Asimov

It is a book that delves into the science of radiation and its impact on genetics. Originally published in 1964, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the research and discoveries in the field of genetics up until that time. Asimov's clear and concise writing style makes the complex subject matter accessible to readers of all backgrounds. He explores the various types of radiation and their effects on the genetic material of living organisms, from plants and animals to humans. In addition to providing a thorough scientific overview, "The Genetic Effects of Radiation" also raises important ethical questions about the use of radiation and its potential consequences. Asimov discusses the dangers of nuclear weapons and the need for responsible use of radiation in medicine and industry. The book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the science of genetics and radiation, as well as those concerned with the ethical implications of their use. Asimov's writing is engaging and thought-provoking, and he presents complex scientific concepts in a way that is both informative and accessible. Overall, "The Genetic Effects of Radiation" is a timeless classic that continues to be relevant today, as society grapples with the ethical considerations of emerging technologies such as genetic engineering and nuclear power. Its insights into the science of radiation and genetics make it a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the impact of these powerful forces on our world.

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Language

English

Original Language

English

Published In

1964

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Isaac Asimov

United States, Russia

Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or ed...

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