Synopses & Reviews
Experts agree that the next terrorist attack on our soil will not come in the same form as September 11. The possibility of nuclear, chemical or biological attack is increasingly likely. The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Counter-Terrorism Handbook will enable its readers to survive such an attack. It contains the best practices of the United States' military, completely edited and adapted for civilian use. For example, readers will learn how to:Gain knowledge of an impending chemical attack using a simple warning system; Protect against biological threats such as anthrax with a series of inoculations; Guard against fallout from a terrorist nuke; Achieve basic protection during chemical or biological attacks with a simple mask; and Administer first aid after nuclear, chemical or biological attacks with a simple first aid kit.It's all here. This handbook is the single most effective tool for civilians to protect themselves and their loved ones against the threat looming over our homeland.
Military experts teach you how to survive a terrorist attack
If a dirty bomb explodes three miles from your home, will you know what to do? If a nerve agent is released into a train or building, can you be safe? The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual
gives you the information you need to survive a terrorist attack. It contains the best practices of all the United States' military services, adopted for the first time for civilian use. With this manual, you will be able to take action to protect your family and loved ones, whether you are just beginning to think about the possibility of attack, or are well along the path of equipping yourself against a nuclear, biological, or chemical strike.This manual will show you how to:
- Protect yourself during a chemical or biological attack
- Guard against the radiological effects of a "dirty bomb"
- Assist victims of nuclear, chemical or biological agents
- Recognize the indicators of nuclear, chemical and biological attack
- Develop a simple and effective family action plan
- Assemble and store the everyday materials that could save your life
- Help first responders and local authorities in the event of a terrorist attack
An essential guide to the best and most practical survival information available from the American Armed Forces, edited for civilian use by the same packager who brought us The U.S. Armed Forces Survival Manual that sold over 600,000 copies in the 1980s.
About the Author
is one of America's most successful literary agents and book packagers. He has also authored and co-authored 13 books on subjects from cooking to art history. He lives in New York.
Captain George Galdorisi (consultant) recently completed a career as an active duty naval officer. His training and experience have been focused on chemical, biological and radiological attacks. Today he is a Senior Advisor at a large Navy lab in San Diego and is frequently called upon to confer with the Pentagon leadership on chemical and biological matters. He has written fiction, non-fiction, monthly columns and countless articles. He lives in San Diego.
Table of Contents
The threat of nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorism -- A comprehensive family action plan -- A brief history of nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare -- Nuclear agents: detection, protection, treatment, and decontamination -- Chemical agents: detection, protection, treatment, and decontamination -- Personal detection, protective, and decontamination equipment -- Living with nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorism.