The Weaponizing of Biology: Bioterrorism, Biocrime and Biohacking

The Weaponizing of Biology: Bioterrorism, Biocrime and Biohacking

by Marc E. Vargo

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ISBN-13: 9781476665429
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 829,175
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marc E. Vargo is the author of eight nonfiction books and numerous articles in professional journals. He lives on New Orleans’ Northshore.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction 1

Part One—Concepts

1. From Ancient China to ­al-Qaeda: A Brief History of Biological Warfare 5

2. Bioterrorism and Biocrime: Ideologies, Motives and Objectives 30

3. Biohacking: Citizen Science and Societal Risk 52

4. Pathogens, Toxins and Their Weaponization: Science Subverted 70

Part Two—Cases

5. Bad Medicine: Biocrime in the Healthcare Professions 93

6. The Oregon Conspiracy: Salad Bars, Salmonella and the Orange People Sect 115

7. Tokyo Under Siege: The Aum Shinrikyo Biochemical Attacks 140

8. Lethal Letters: September 11th and the Anthrax Enigma 165

Chapter Notes 213

Bibliography 221

Index 237

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