Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Comprehensive Survey for the Concerned Citizen / Edition 1

Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Comprehensive Survey for the Concerned Citizen / Edition 1

by Eric Croddy, C. Perez-Armendariz, J. Hart
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387950761

ISBN-13: 9780387950761

Pub. Date: 11/26/2001

Publisher: Springer New York

The armaments of chemical and biological warfare (CBW), as Eric Coddy shows in this introduction for the concerned layman, are now widely he ld not just by nation-states, but by terrorist and criminal enterprise s. The weapons themselves are relatively inexpensive and very easy to hide, and organizations of just a few dozen people are capable of depl oying

Overview

The armaments of chemical and biological warfare (CBW), as Eric Coddy shows in this introduction for the concerned layman, are now widely he ld not just by nation-states, but by terrorist and criminal enterprise s. The weapons themselves are relatively inexpensive and very easy to hide, and organizations of just a few dozen people are capable of depl oying potentially devastating attacks with them. While in the twentiet h century most of our arms-control effort focused, rightly, on nuclear arsenals, in the twenty-first century CBW will almost certainly requi re just as much attention. This book defines the basics of CBW for the concerned citizen, including non-alarmist scientific descriptions of the weapons and their antidotes, methods of deployment and defensive r esponse, and the likelihood in the current global political climate of additional proliferation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387950761
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/26/2001
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

1: Chemical warfare (CW) history; 2: Defenses against chemical weapons; 3: Incentives and Disincentives to Acquire Chemical Weapons; 4: The Geopolitics of Proliferation; 5: Strategies for Control and Disarmament; 6: Definition of a biological warfare (BW) agent; 7: Brief History of Biological Weapons; 8: Motivations for Proliferation; 9: Biological warfare (BW) agent detection; 10: Biological warfare (BW) and terrorism; 11: Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention of 1972

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