Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World

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Overlook Duckworth, 2009 - History - 319 pages
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With the news full of talk about bioterrorism and chemical weapons, Mayor's exploration of the origins of biological and unethical warfare is an attention-grabber that follows through with fascinating illustrative episodes.

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User Review  - Luftwaffe_Flak - LibraryThing

A very interesting book on an extremely overlooked topic of ancient warfare, ancient WMD's, chemical and biological weapons. I appreciated the explanation of the various biblical phenomenons that were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing

It's somewhat saddening to realise that although the earliest mythological stories about the use of biochemical weapons came with the moral "too dangerous and inhumane to use", they're still in use ... Read full review

Contents

HISTORICAL TIME LINE
11
The Invention of Biological Weapons
41
Alexander the Great and the Arrows of Doom
63
Copyright

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Adrienne Mayor is the author of "Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World" (Overlook) and "The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times" (Princeton). She is a research scholar in classics and history of science at Stanford University.

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