Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents / Edition 2

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Overview

Extensively revised and updated, this second edition of the bestselling Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents goes well beyond the “dirty thirty” commonly discussed agents and provides rapid access to a wide range of agents that can be used as weapons. This edition incorporates additional classes of agents, expands existing classes, and increases the number of agents described. Expanding the scope of the original, this edition is rich with scientific data and provides more information on the chemical, physical, and biological properties of these agents and their health effects.
Highly organized and cross-referenced to provide instant access to the most authoritative data, this handbook is divided into classes based on the common military groupings of chemical, biological, and toxin agents. Additional classes are provided where the divisions are too broad for appropriate identification, along with classes for non-traditional agents and improvised industrial materials. At the end of each class section is detailed technical information about individual agents, components, precursors, and decomposition products within that class.
Employing four indices along with the handbook’s own identification number, each entry follows a standard format for that class including toxicology, characteristics, hazards, protection, and medical response. Other information is provided where applicable such as chemical formula, routes of exposure, medicinal uses, threat or treaty listing, and descriptions of the disease as it appears in humans, animals, and plants. All values are based on a “standard” man model to allow for consistency of data and evaluations.
Still the gold-standard reference in the field, Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, Second Edition raises the bar in terms of both quality and quantity and assures accuracy across the widest variety of military, scientific, and medical sources available.

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Editorial Reviews

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Provides information emergency response teams need to deal with incidents involving dangerous chemical and biological agents. Information is formatted into a series of indexes developed to facilitate rapid access to information on chemical, biological, and toxin agents, with each index cross-referenced to the others. Gives data on physical appearance, odor, signs, and symptoms of dangerous materials, and on detection and removal of such agents and treatment of victims. Includes guidelines from various sources, and general information on protective equipment, sample collection, and chemical munition markings. The author is a former US Environmental Protection Agency emergency responder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849314346
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 8/22/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Hank Ellison  is an expert in the area of chemical and biological agents.
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Table of Contents

Nerve Agents
Organophosphorus Nerve Agents
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Decontamination
Medical
Fatality Management
Carbamate Nerve Agents
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Vesicant/Urticant Agents
Sulfur and Nitrogen Vesicants
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Arsenic Vesicants
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Urticants
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Toxic Agents
Bicyclophosphate Convulsants
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
COX Inhibiting Blood Agents
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Arsine Blood Agents
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Carbon Monoxide Blood Agents
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Pulmonary Agents
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Toxic Industrial Agents
General Information
Toxicology
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Incapacitation and Riot Control Agents
Incapacitating Agents
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Irritating and Lachrymatory Agents
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Vomiting/Sternatory Agents
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Malodorants
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Biological Agents
Toxins
General Information
Toxicology
Characteristics
Additional Hazards
Protection
Medical
Fatality Management
Bacterial Pathogens
General Information
Response
Fatality Management
Viral Pathogens
General Information
Response
Fatality Management
Rickettsial Pathogens
General Information
Response
Fatality Management
Fungal Pathogens
General Information
Response
Fatality Management
Additional Information
Alphanumeric Indices
Additional References
Index

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