Bo Lindell books

Bo Lindell’s History of Radiation, Radioactivity, and Radiological Protection

The first three books, ‘Pandora’s Box’, ‘The Sword of Damocles and ‘The Labours of Hercules’, are now available for free in English!

Thanks to significant efforts by the NSFS, and generous additional funding by the Nordic Nuclear Safety Research (NKS); the five Nordic regulatory authorities; and the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA), Bo Lindells’ books have been translated into English, and the first three books in the series are now available.

You can obtain them in two ways:

The subsequent two parts (The Labours of Hercules; and The Toil of Sisyphus) are currently being typeset and will be available in the next few months. Please watch this space!

During his long and eventful life, Bo Lindell (former ICRP Chair, former UNSCEAR Chair, former head of the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority, etc etc) met most of the significant contributors to the 20th century development of radiation science and radiological protection and contributed personally to many of the crucial events.

His authoritative four-book series, The History of Radiation, Radioactivity, and Radiological Protection, resting on this first-hand experience and scientific accuracy and spiced with his vivid sense of humour, was published in Swedish between 1996 and 2011.