Biological Weapons: From the Invention of State-Sponsored Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism / Edition 1

Biological Weapons: From the Invention of State-Sponsored Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism / Edition 1

by Jeanne Guillemin
     
 

"This book is essential for understanding the relevance of the historical restraints placed on the use of biological weapons for today's world. It serves as an excellent introduction to the problems biological weapons pose for contemporary policymakers and public officials, particularly in the United States." Biological Weapons is required reading for every concerned… See more details below

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"This book is essential for understanding the relevance of the historical restraints placed on the use of biological weapons for today's world. It serves as an excellent introduction to the problems biological weapons pose for contemporary policymakers and public officials, particularly in the United States." Biological Weapons is required reading for every concerned citizen, government policymaker, public health official, and national security analyst who wants to understand this complex and timely issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231129428
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/07/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jeanne Guillemin is professor of sociology at Boston College and senior fellow in the Security Studies Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak.

Columbia University Press

Table of Contents

1Biological agents and disease transmission20
2The United Kingdom and biological warfare : the remorseless advance of military science40
3The United States in World War II : industrial scale and secrecy57
4Secret sharing and the Japanese biological weapons program (1934-1945)75
5Aiming for nuclear scale : the Cold War and the US biological warfare program92
6The Nixon decision112
7The Soviet biological weapons program131
8Bioterrorism and the threat of proliferation148
9National security and the biological weapons threat167
10Biological weapons : restraints against proliferation186

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