Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Reference Handbook / Edition 2

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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 Warfare not 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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Editorial Reviews

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"Any college-level reference collection strong in science, technology, and military history will find the second updated edition of Chemical and Biological Warfare an essential addition. … An excellent, well-rounded reference."


Midwest Book Review

"this is a timely and a valuable source, which like virtually all of the outstanding Contemporary World Issues series, should be in most libraries that serve a student or popular audience."



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598840278
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/22/2006
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 319
  • Sales rank: 1,186,875
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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