Chemical and Biological Warfare
A Comprehensive Survey for the Concerned CitizenBook - 2002
The armaments of chemical and biological warfare (CBW) are now widely held not just by nation-states, but by terrorist and criminal enterprises. The weapons themselves are relatively inexpensive and very easy to hide, allowing organizations of just a few dozen people to deploy potentially devastating attacks. While in the twentieth century most arms-control efforts focused, rightly, on nuclear arsenals, in the twenty-first century CBW will almost certainly require 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 response, and the likelihood in the current global political climate of additional proliferation.
Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books, c2002
Branch Call Number: 358.34 CRO
Characteristics: xxii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm