Chemical and Biological Warfare

Chemical and Biological Warfare

by L. B. Taylor Jr., C. L. Taylor
     
 

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A balanced review of the history and present state of the use of chemical and biological weaponry in war. Also discusses their effects on the environment, the many treaties governing chemical warfare, and the chemical stockpile disposal problem. See more details below

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A balanced review of the history and present state of the use of chemical and biological weaponry in war. Also discusses their effects on the environment, the many treaties governing chemical warfare, and the chemical stockpile disposal problem.

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Chris Sherman
The Taylors have revised their 1985 edition to include Saddam Hussein's use of chemical and biological (CB) weapons against the Kurds, the threat of the weapons' use in the Persian Gulf conflict, and measures taken in the past two years to eliminate CB weapons production and deployment. While Elaine Landau's "Chemical and Biological Warfare" (1991) offers more information about the precise effects of specific agents and the environmental and moral risks of using such weaponry, the Taylors provide more information on history, and they present an eye-opening discussion of the implications of CB warfare and of CB weaponry use by Third World nations in search of cheap, equalizing arms. The subject is marvelous for debate or for informational or persuasive speeches, and the thoroughly documented text, which includes a detailed bibliography, is a good place for students to begin their research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531049259
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1985
Series:
Impact Books Series
Pages:
96
Age Range:
12 Years

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