Banning Chemical Weapons: The Scientific Background

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The aim of this volume is to provide technical information to people interested in the broader aspects of disarmament, by showing how it must be used in negotiations to achieve a worldwide and enforceable ban on chemical weapons.
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"...the author has managed to pack an amazing amount of information into a slim volume and present it in a very readable style: concise yet thorough, factual but also entertaining, with frequent flashes of dry humour." Nature

"...a salutary read, made all the more powerful by the author's intimate understanding of what these chemicals do to people....Banning Chemical Weapons will help enlighten those who make the decisions and, it is to be hoped, to persuade them that possession of chemical weapons is not in a country's best interests." Times Higher Education Supplement

"Well written and easy to read, Crone's book pulls the reader into the science behind the decisions made about chemical weapons." Military Intelligence

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521427111
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to a problem 1
2 The science of peace and of war 7
3 Chemistry and chemical warfare 13
4 The target 30
5 Modern chemical warfare: offence 39
6 Modern chemical warfare: defence 52
7 Discussions on matters of particular interest 71
8 The chemical industry and trade in chemicals 82
9 Technical problems in the implementation of a Chemical Weapons Convention 89
10 The future of arms control 102
11 Conclusions; or, Problems defined 109
Appendix 1: The Seville Statement on Violence 114
Appendix 2: A guide to the terminology of chemical warfare agents 117
Index 119
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