Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)
Unlike most books on this topic, the expanded second edition of Mauroni's popular reference handbook is neither sensationalistic nor moralistic. Instead, it offers readers a reasoned, thorough, and fact-based introduction to this highly charged issue.
Covering the period from World War I through the Iraq War, Chemical and Biological Warfare not only describes the development of key chemical and biological agents, such as anthrax, tularemia, brucellosis, VEE, Q fever, and botulinum toxin, it also assesses the threats we face, compares military CB warfare with terrorist incidents, explains effective defensive measures, and clarifies the responsibilities of the various federal agencies charged to address these issues. With extensive new material, this edition provides an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to this vitally important topic.
About the Author
Al Mauroni is a defense consultant in the Washington, DC area. He has more than 20 years of experience in military chemical and biological defense issues. His published works include the first edition of ABC-CLIO's Chemical and Biological Warfare.