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Chemical and Biological Warfare

A Comprehensive Survey for the Concerned Citizen

  • Authors
  • Eric Croddy
  • Clarisa Perez-Armendariz
  • John Hart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Gas, Bugs, and Common Sense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, John Hart
      Pages 3-18
    3. Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, John Hart
      Pages 19-61
    4. Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, John Hart
      Pages 63-84
  3. Chemical Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, John Hart
      Pages 87-126
    3. Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, John Hart
      Pages 127-167
    4. Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, John Hart
      Pages 169-190
  4. Biological Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, John Hart
      Pages 193-218
    3. Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, John Hart
      Pages 219-236
    4. Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, John Hart
      Pages 237-248
    5. Eric Croddy, Clarisa Perez-Armendariz, John Hart
      Pages 249-265
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 267-306

About this book

Introduction

The armaments of chemical and biological warfare (CBW), as Eric Coddy shows in this introduction for the concerned layman, 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, and organizations of just a few dozen people are capable of deploying potentially devastating attacks with them. While in the twentieth century most of our arms-control effort 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.

Keywords

Biological Weapons Chemical Weapons Disarmament Proliferation geopolitics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0025-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6520-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0025-0
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