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Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

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Unlike most books on this topic, the expanded second edition of Mauroni's popular reference handbook is neither sensationalistic nor moralistic. Instead, it offers readers a reasoned, thorough, and fact-based introduction to this highly charged issue.

Covering the period from World War I through the Iraq War, Chemical and Biological Warfarenot only describes the development of key chemical and biological agents, such as anthrax, tularemia, brucellosis, VEE, Q fever, and botulinum toxin, it also assesses the threats we face, compares military CB warfare with terrorist incidents, explains effective defensive measures, and clarifies the responsibilities of the various federal agencies charged to address these issues. With extensive new material, this edition provides an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to this vitally important topic.

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This handbook for researchers and interested general readers aims to present unbiased information on chemical and biological warfare. It illuminates the reasons that nations and terrorist seek chemical and biological weapons and describes what nations do to protect military personnel and civilians from this threat. Early chapters provide background information and discuss various problems, controversies, and solutions. Those that follow contain chronologies, biographical sketches, and case studies. Relevant organizations, print resources, and Websites are listed at the back of the volume. Editor Mauroni is a senior policy analyst with Northrop Grumman.
Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This handbook for researchers and interested general readers aims to present unbiased information on chemical and biological warfare. It illuminates the reasons that nations and terrorist seek chemical and biological weapons and describes what nations do to protect military personnel and civilians from this threat. Early chapters provide background information and discuss various problems, controversies, and solutions. Those that follow contain chronologies, biographical sketches, and case studies. Relevant organizations, print resources, and Websites are listed at the back of the volume. Editor Mauroni is a senior policy analyst with Northrop Grumman. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

·Includes extensive new material emphasizing Iraq and the global war on terrorism

·Summarizes the key chemical and biological warfare agents in operational as well as technical contexts

·Includes a series of case studies that provide perspective on both military and political controversies

Synopsis:

A thorough handbook covering the facts, history, and controversies surrounding our most controversial and misunderstood unconventional weapons.

Synopsis:

·Outstanding research aids include key Internet and published references and an index offering rapid access to entries on key figures, government agencies, and defensive equipment

·A chronology of chemical-biological warfare incidents from the mid-20th century onward offers a thorough historical overview

Synopsis:

Highlights: - Goes beyond a simple moralistic discussion to present the government's perspective and how it has changed over time- Explains why chemical and biological weapons are not "doomsday devices" like nuclear weapons- Presents current strategies and policies to address the threat from other nations' continued development of these weapons

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598840278
Author:
Mauroni, Al
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO
Editor:
Vasan, Mildred
Author:
Mauroni, Albert J.
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Chemical warfare
Subject:
Military - Biological & Chemical Warfare
Subject:
Biological warfare
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised hardcover
Series:
Contemporary World Issues
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
319
Dimensions:
9.18x6.34x1.11 in. 1.36 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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Product details 319 pages ABC-Clio - English 9781598840278 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , ·Includes extensive new material emphasizing Iraq and the global war on terrorism

·Summarizes the key chemical and biological warfare agents in operational as well as technical contexts

·Includes a series of case studies that provide perspective on both military and political controversies

"Synopsis" by , A thorough handbook covering the facts, history, and controversies surrounding our most controversial and misunderstood unconventional weapons.
"Synopsis" by , ·Outstanding research aids include key Internet and published references and an index offering rapid access to entries on key figures, government agencies, and defensive equipment

·A chronology of chemical-biological warfare incidents from the mid-20th century onward offers a thorough historical overview

"Synopsis" by , Highlights: - Goes beyond a simple moralistic discussion to present the government's perspective and how it has changed over time- Explains why chemical and biological weapons are not "doomsday devices" like nuclear weapons- Presents current strategies and policies to address the threat from other nations' continued development of these weapons
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