Chemical and Biological Warfare: The Cruelest Weapons

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Gr 7 Up-- Two well-researched and informative reference tools on timely, high-interest topics. Billings examines the history and uses of pesticides, including a discussion of the various types, their advantages and disadvantages, and their regulation in the United States. She explains why they remain a necessity in spite of the risk to the environment and humanity and how these risks can be lessened by wise usage. There is a great deal of information in this book, but the writing is not as engaging as Pringle's. Part of the impediment to readability is the extensive (and necessary) use of abbreviations for the names of pesticides as well as the regulatory agencies controlling them. A helpful list of abbreviations is appended. Chemical and Biological Warfare presents the idea that these are ``humankind's cruelest weapons'' and that, in the 1990s, there is new hope that the world's nations will control their proliferation. Pringle presents the different types of weapons, the history of their use in wartime, the stockpiling of such armaments, and the related problems of controlling and dismantling them. He includes up-to-date information on the threat of both poisonous gases and germ warfare. Elaine Landau's Chemical and Biological Warfare (Lodestar, 1991) covers similar material, but Pringle includes more science in his discussions and his book's well-chosen photographs are not only informative but also effective in visually expressing the effects of such devastation. --Carolyn Angus, The Claremont Graduate School, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766012417
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Issues in Focus Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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