Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues Series) / Edition 1

Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues Series) / Edition 1

by Al Mauroni, Albert J. Mauroni
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851094822

ISBN-13: 9781851094820

Pub. Date: 07/25/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Reference Handbook surveys the history of modern chemical and biological weapons, from their genesis on World War I battlefields through their World War II deployment and Cold War research and development to present-day policies and strategies.

Casting aside moral issues and scare tactics, this uniquely unbiased

Overview

Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Reference Handbook surveys the history of modern chemical and biological weapons, from their genesis on World War I battlefields through their World War II deployment and Cold War research and development to present-day policies and strategies.

Casting aside moral issues and scare tactics, this uniquely unbiased reference explores both sides of this highly controversial topic, explaining the utility, necessity, and protected use of such weapons as well as the ramifications of their abuse. From delivery systems (bombs, missiles, rockets) and defense methods (detection devices, protective suits, decontaminants) to the deployment of such weapons in the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars, students and concerned citizens alike will discover the real reasons behind U.S. support for chemical and biological warfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851094820
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/25/2003
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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