Encyclopedia of Terrorism / Edition 2

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As recent terrorist attacks on the United States, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have shown, terrorism is an unfortunate reality that can have potentially devastating effects on governments, businesses, and individuals. Written by two well-known experts on the subject, the Encyclopedia of Terrorism provides students, researchers, journalists, and policy makers with a complete survey of this rapidly growing problem. More than 300 entries organized in an accessible A-to-Z format offer thorough treatments of the events, people, organizations, and places that have figured prominently in international terrorism. Each entry is placed within its historical context to help readers understand the wide-ranging motivations behind terrorist actions.
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Combs (political science, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte; Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century) and Slann (Introduction to Politics: Governments and Nations in the Twenty-First Century) offer a highly accessible, information-rich guide to the figures, events, and consequences of international terrorism, both historical and contemporary. Organized alphabetically by topic name, the 350-plus entries run from a single paragraph to several pages long. New and updated entries include "Army of God," "biological agents," and "Egyptian Islamic Jihad." An appendix contains charts detailing terrorist-related patterns, while a two-month, day-by-day time line documents international responses to 9/11 and critical global events leading to the invasion of Afghanistan. Fully indexed and featuring a six-page bibliography and black-and-white photographs, this edition is highly recommended for both specialized political science collections and public libraries.

—Savannah Schroll Guz
Combs (U. of North Carolina) and Slann (Clemson U.) present brief descriptions and analyses of what are considered the most serious and influential terrorist personalities and organizations, and the most significant motivations and victims of terrorism. Some 300 entries, organized in alphabetical order, include occasional references to historical examples, but the emphasis is on modern terrorism. The appendixes include statistical data on terrorism, a chronology of major acts of terrorism from 1946 to 2000, and a detailed, daily account of U.S. and international reaction to September 11, 2001, from September 11 through November 26, 2001. For students, researchers, journalists, and policymakers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816062775
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Series: Facts on File Library of World History
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Contributing Authors ix
Entries A-Z 1
Appendix 245
Major Acts of Terrorism, 1946-2000 253
U.S. and International Reaction to September 11, 2001, Day by Day 287
Selected Bibliography 315
Index 321
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