Download or read book The Radium Girls written by Kate Moore and published by . This book was released on 2018-03-06 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Originally published in 2016 in the United Kingdom by Simon & Schuster UK"--Title page verso.
Download or read book The Radium Girls written by Kate Moore and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2017-04-18 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller! For fans of Hidden Figures, comes the incredible true story of the women heroes who were exposed to radium in factories across the U.S. in the early 20th century, and their brave and groundbreaking battle to strengthen workers' rights, even as the fatal poison claimed their own lives... In the dark years of the First World War, radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. And, until they begin to come forward. As the women start to speak out on the corruption, the factories that once offered golden opportunities ignore all claims of the gruesome side effects. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. A timely story of corporate greed and the brave figures that stood up to fight for their lives, these women and their voices will shine for years to come. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...
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Download or read book Conversation Starters for Kate Moore's The Radium Girls written by dailyBooks (Firm) and published by . This book was released on 2017 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore Conversation Starters The Radium Girls, the newest novel release from author Kate Moore, is the story of the women who worked in radium-dial factories in the United States. The radium they use to paint the numbers on the faces of watch-dials covers the women from head to toe - with many women even ingesting the chemical. The radium causes these women to glow. Slowly, the women begin to fall ill with mysterious symptoms such as wounds that will not heal and bones that deteriorate. There seems to be no one on their side as they sue the companies for their illnesses. Eventually, the women would go on to set the standard for the rights of workers in the United States in the 20th century. The Radium Girls became a bestseller for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. It has been called "haunting" by NPR. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
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|Release Date||: 2017-09-06|
|Pages||: 30 pages|
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Download or read book Summary, Analysis, and Review of Kate Moore's the Radium Girls written by Start Publishing Notes and published by . This book was released on 2017-09-06 with total page 30 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Kate Moore's The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and detailed "About the Author" section. PREVIEW: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore is a gruesome account of the effects of radium on young women who worked with radium-based paint in the first part of the twentieth century. Centering on two exploitative radium plants in Orange, New Jersey and Ottawa, Illinois, the sad story follows the lives and deaths of female workers who became known as the radium girls. Radium has been known to be a dangerous substance since 1901, but it wasn't always widely recognized as such. This was for a lot of reasons, including the fragmented medical community, a lack of regulation in the United States, and the general sense of awe surrounding radium, which was then known as a miraculous material. When a watch dial-painting studio opened in Newark, New Jersey in 1916, young women in their teens and twenties clamored to work there. Little did they know the radium-based paint they used would poison their bodies and, eventually, steal their lives.
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|Release Date||: 2022-11-29|
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Download or read book Summary of The Radium Girls – [Review Keypoints and Take-aways] written by PenZen Summaries and published by by Mocktime Publication. This book was released on 2022-11-29 with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The summary of The Radium Girls – The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women presented here include a short review of the book at the start followed by quick overview of main points and a list of important take-aways at the end of the summary. The Summary of The book "The Radium Girls" from 2016 tells the story of American female workers in the early 20th century who endured some of the worst corporate negligence imaginable and yet ultimately found the strength to inspire others through their experiences. Their heroic struggle for accountability and justice is a tale that is still instructive to listen to even in this day and age. The Radium Girls summary includes the key points and important takeaways from the book The Radium Girls by Kate Moore. Disclaimer: 1. This summary is meant to preview and not to substitute the original book. 2. We recommend, for in-depth study purchase the excellent original book. 3. In this summary key points are rewritten and recreated and no part/text is directly taken or copied from original book. 4. If original author/publisher wants us to remove this summary, please contact us at [email protected]
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|Publisher||: Milkyway Media|
|Release Date||: 2018-08-31|
|Pages||: 33 pages|
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Download or read book Summary of Kate Moore’s The Radium Girls by Milkyway Media written by Milkyway Media and published by Milkyway Media. This book was released on 2018-08-31 with total page 33 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women (2017) by Kate Moore tells how young women won a landmark workers’ compensation case against employers who hired them to work with radium. Moore traces the history of the so-called radium girls’ employment, illnesses, and deaths… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
Download or read book Traveling with the Atom written by Glen E Rodgers and published by Royal Society of Chemistry. This book was released on 2020 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traveling with the Atom is a historical travel guide to the development of one of the most significant and enduring ideas in the history of humankind: the atomic concept. This history covers the notable places and landmarks commemorating this achievement, visiting homesteads, graveyards, laboratories, apartments, abbeys and castles, through picturesque rural villages and working class municipalities. From Montreal to Manchester, via some of the most elegant and romantic cities in Europe, Traveling with the Atom guides the reader on a trip through the lives and minds of the great thinkers who collectively unveiled the mystery of the atom. Fully illustrated and interspersed with intriguing and insightful notes throughout, this book is an ideal companion for the wandering scientist, their students, friends and companions or quintessential fireside reading for lovers of science and travel.
Download or read book On Time written by Kenneth C. Mondschein and published by Johns Hopkins University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-15 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On Time is a story of thinkers, philosophers, and scientists, and of the thousand decisions that continue to shape our daily lives.
Download or read book Nuclear Bodies written by Robert A. Jacobs and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2022 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cold War reconsidered as seventy-five years of slow nuclear warfare
Download or read book Seduced by Radium written by Maria Rentetzi and published by University of Pittsburgh Press. This book was released on 2022-10-25 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The discovery of radium by Marie and Pierre Curie in 1898 eventually led to a craze for radium products in the 1920s until their widespread use proved lethal for consumers, patients, and medical practitioners alike. Radium infiltrated American culture, Maria Rentetzi reveals, not only because of its potential to treat cancer but because it was transformed from a scientific object into a familiar, desirable commodity. She explores how Standard Chemical Company in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania—the first successful commercial producer of radium in the United States—aggressively promoted the benefits of radium therapy and its curative properties as part of a lucrative business strategy. Over-the-counter products, from fertilizers to paints and cosmetics to tonics and suppositories, inspired the same level of trust in consumers as a revolutionary pharmaceutical. The radium industry in the United States marketed commodities like Liquid Sunshine and Elixir of Youth at a time when using this new chemical element in the laboratory, in the hospital, in private clinics, and in commercial settings remained largely free of regulation. Rentetzi shows us how marketing campaigns targeted individually to men and women affected not only how they consumed these products of science but also how that science was understood and how it contributed to the formation of ideas about gender. Seduced by Radium ultimately reveals how innovative advertising techniques and seductive, state-of-the-art packaging made radium a routine part of American life, shaping scientific knowledge about it and the identities of those who consumed it.
Download or read book The Wretched Atom written by Jacob Darwin Hamblin and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The have-nots -- A thousand years into one -- Forgetting the bad dreams of the past -- Colored and white atoms -- Turf wars and green revolutions -- Water, blood, and the nuclear club -- Nuclear mosques and monuments -- The era of distrust -- Conclusion: The cornucopian illusion.
|Author||: Karyne E. Messina|
|Release Date||: 2019-04-09|
|Pages||: 172 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (295 download)|
Download or read book Misogyny, Projective Identification, and Mentalization written by Karyne E. Messina and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-04-09 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Misogyny, Projective Identification, and Mentalization looks at how the psychoanalytic concepts of projective identification and mentalization may explain the construction of society and how they have enabled misogyny to be expressed in social, political, and institutional settings. Karyne E. Messina explores how misogyny has affected the perception and treatment of women through analysis of a range of examples of individual women and groups. The first part explores projective identification as a mechanism for the suppression of women, looking at the origins of the concept in psychoanalysis and its expansion. The author examines the story of Clara Thompson as an example, arguing that her virtual disappearance from the history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis itself is a telling example of this process at work. The second part of the book uses four examples of individuals, including the recent election loss by Hillary Clinton in 2016, to show that projective identification can (particularly in political and cultural settings) overtake and motivate groups as well as individuals, and lead to violence, atrocity, humiliation, and dismissal of and against women. Part three then features case studies of four groups of women from the 20th century, including victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, showing how projective identification against groups has occurred. With specific reference to the erasure of women’s contributions in society, both individually and collectively, and the trauma that arises from the many effects of regarding women as a group as "less" or "other", this is a book which sets a new agenda for understanding how misogyny is expressed socially. Misogyny, Projective Identification, and Mentalization will be of interest to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists as well as scholars of politics, gender, and cultural studies.
Download or read book Safety and Health for Engineers written by Roger L. Brauer and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-08-18 with total page 678 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SAFETY AND HEALTH FOR ENGINEERS A comprehensive resource for making products, facilities, processes, and operations safe for workers, users, and the public Ensuring the health and safety of individuals in the workplace is vital on an interpersonal level but is also crucial to limiting the liability of companies in the event of an onsite injury. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported over 4,700 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2020, most frequently in transportation-related incidents. The same year, approximately 2.7 million workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers. According to the National Safety Council, the cost in lost wages, productivity, medical and administrative costs is close to 1.2 trillion dollars in the US alone. It is imperative—by law and ethics—for engineers and safety and health professionals to drive down these statistics by creating a safe workplace and safe products, as well as maintaining a safe environment. Safety and Health for Engineers is considered the gold standard for engineers in all specialties, teaching an understanding of many components necessary to achieve safe workplaces, products, facilities, and methods to secure safety for workers, users, and the public. Each chapter offers information relevant to help safety professionals and engineers in the achievement of the first canon of professional ethics: to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The textbook examines the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition and control, the human element, and techniques to manage safety decisions. In doing so, it covers the primary safety essentials necessary for certification examinations for practitioners. Readers of the fourth edition of Safety and Health for Engineers readers will also find: Updates to all chapters, informed by research and references gathered since the last publication The most up-to-date information on current policy, certifications, regulations, agency standards, and the impact of new technologies, such as wearable technology, automation in transportation, and artificial intelligence New international information, including U.S. and foreign standards agencies, professional societies, and other organizations worldwide Expanded sections with real-world applications, exercises, and 164 case studies An extensive list of references to help readers find more detail on chapter contents A solution manual available to qualified instructors Safety and Health for Engineers is an ideal textbook for courses in safety engineering around the world in undergraduate or graduate studies, or in professional development learning. It also is a useful reference for professionals in engineering, safety, health, and associated fields who are preparing for credentialing examinations in safety and health.
Download or read book Zorrie written by Laird Hunt and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-11-11 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finalist for the 2021 National Book Award (Fiction) "It was Indiana, it was the dirt she had bloomed up out of, it was who she was, what she felt, how she thought, what she knew." As a girl, Zorrie Underwood's modest and hardscrabble home county was the only constant in her young life. After losing both her parents, Zorrie moved in with her aunt, whose own death orphaned Zorrie all over again, casting her off into the perilous realities and sublime landscapes of rural, Depression-era Indiana. Drifting west, Zorrie survived on odd jobs, sleeping in barns and under the stars, before finding a position at a radium processing plant. At the end of each day, the girls at her factory glowed from the radioactive material. But when Indiana calls Zorrie home, she finally finds the love and community that have eluded her in and around the small town of Hillisburg. And yet, even as she tries to build a new life, Zorrie discovers that her trials have only begun. Spanning an entire lifetime, a life convulsed and transformed by the events of the 20th century, Laird Hunt's extraordinary novel offers a profound and intimate portrait of the dreams that propel one tenacious woman onward and the losses that she cannot outrun. Set against a harsh, gorgeous, quintessentially American landscape, this is a deeply empathetic and poetic novel that belongs on a shelf with the classics of Willa Cather, Marilynne Robinson, and Elizabeth Strout.
Download or read book Radioactive Ghosts written by Gabriele Schwab and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2020-10-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A pioneering examination of nuclear trauma, the continuing and new nuclear peril, and the subjectivities they generate Amid resurgent calls for widespread nuclear energy and “limited nuclear war,” the populations that must live with the consequences of these decisions are increasingly insecure. The nuclear peril combined with the looming threat of climate change means that we are seeing the formation of a new kind of subjectivity: humans who are in a position of perpetual ontological insecurity. In Radioactive Ghosts, Gabriele Schwab articulates a vision of these “nuclear subjectivities” that we all live with. Focusing on the legacies of the Manhattan Project, Hiroshima, and nuclear energy politics, Radioactive Ghosts takes us on a tour of the little-seen sides of our nuclear world. Examining devastating uranium mining on Native lands, nuclear sacrifice zones, the catastrophic accidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima, and the formation of a new transspecies ethics, Schwab shows how individuals threatened with extinction are creating new adaptations, defenses, and communal spaces. Ranging from personal accounts of experiences with radiation to in-depth readings of literature, film, art, and scholarly works, Schwab gives us a complex, idiosyncratic, and personal analysis of one of the most overlooked issues of our time.
Download or read book Gambling With Lives written by Michelle Follette Turk and published by University of Nevada Press. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The United States has a long and unfortunate history of exposing employees, the public, and the environment to dangerous work. But in April 2009, the spotlight was on Las Vegas when the Pulitzer committee awarded its public service prize to the Las Vegas Sun for its coverage of the high fatalities on Las Vegas Strip construction sites. The newspaper attributed failures in safety policy to the recent “exponential growth in the Las Vegas market.” In fact, since Las Vegas’ founding in 1905, rapid development has always strained occupational health and safety standards. Gambling with Lives examines the work, hazards, and health and safety programs from the early building of the railroad through the construction of the Hoover Dam, chemical manufacturing during World War II, nuclear testing, and dense megaresort construction on the Las Vegas Strip. In doing so, this comprehensive chronicle reveals the long and unfortunate history of exposing workers, residents, tourists, and the environment to dangerous work—all while exposing the present and future to crises in the region. Complex interactions and beliefs among the actors involved are emphasized, as well as how the medical community interpreted and responded to the risks posed. Updated through 2020, this second edition includes new and expanded discussions on: Union activity, sexual harassment and misconduct, and race and employment The change to Las Vegas’ “What happens here, stays here” slogan The MGM Grand Fire and 1918 influenza pandemic Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the service industry Legionnaire’s Disease outbreaks at resorts Effects of the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting The COVID-19 pandemic Few places in the United States contain this mixture of industrial and postindustrial sites, the Las Vegas area offers unique opportunities to evaluate American occupational health during the twentieth century, and reminds us all about the relevancy of protecting our workers.
Download or read book A History of Public Health written by Jan Kirk Carney and published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. This book was released on 2021-03-29 with total page 429 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This textbook is a concise history of public health, focusing on key moments, discoveries, events, and people. Written in narrative format, 15 chronologically-sequenced chapters engage the student in understanding each important discovery or theme that became integral to defining the mission of Public Health today. Through the use of real sources of the day, such as newspapers, government documents, contemporary textbooks, papers or journal articles about public health and medicine, the author creates a story that will draw in the reader and illuminate the importance of that particular topic. Key Features: -Ample illustrations depict important visual aspects of the event or era to complement the narratives. -The importance of each aspect of public health history is foreshadowed and linked to its relevance to public health today. -Each Public Health event is set in the context of surrounding events, such as war, politics, geography, or personalities, as public health is linked to social norms of the time. -Discussion questions for each chapter stimulate the student to apply critical thinking skills Chapters topics may include: 1.Early Theories of Health and Disease (includes Global Perspective) 2.The "Great Sanitary Awakening" 3.The Germ Theory of Disease 4.War and Public Health 5.The Environment and Health: Worker health and safety (Alice Hamilton); Clean Air, Water and Safer Food 6.The Antibiotic Era - The Discovery of Penicillin 7.Counting and Cholera - The History of Epidemiology 8.Puerperal Fever - The Health of Mothers and Babies 9.Tropical Diseases and The Panama Canal 10.Immunizations: From Coxpox to Vaccines 11.Science, Scurvy, and Public Health Nutrition (includes Vitamins) 12.Medicine and Public Health - Laws and the Organization of Public Health 13.The Great Tobacco Wars 14.The History of AIDS 15.Advances in Science, Medicine, Technology and Public Health History (might include transfusions, anesthesia, other technologies having public health significance)