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

ISBN-10:
0387950761
ISBN-13:
9780387950761
Pub. Date:
11/26/2001
Publisher:
Springer New York
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Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Comprehensive Survey for the Concerned Citizen / Edition 1

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
Sales rank: 965,196
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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