Weapons of Mass Destruction: An Encyclopedia of Worldwide Policy, Technology, and History, Volume 1

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Eric Croddy, James J. Wirtz
ABC-CLIO, 2005 - Weapons of mass destruction - 1050 pages
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"A collection of information on everything from aerosols to zones of peace, these two volumes cover historical background, technology, and strategic implications of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons, thus providing facts, terms, and context needed to participate in contemporary policy debate. This encyclopedia is the only comprehensive reference dedicated to the three types of weapons of mass destruction"--Publisher's description.

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A very insightful, concise overview of major biological threats.

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This looks a very useful and fascinating book to me.
Take note, it describes weapons research in animal diseases including Foot and Mouth Disease (remember that?), Avian Influenza (remember that
?) and African Swine Fever.
I am torn between buying it somewhere and NOT buying on the grounds I will no doubt be thought a terrorist or something. (No, I am thinking of defense against various things.)


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About the author (2005)

Eric A. Croddy is an analyst with U.S. Pacific Command, Pearl Harbor, HI, specializing in Northeast Asia and proliferation.

James J. Wirtz, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, and a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Jeffrey A. Larsen, Ph.D., is a senior policy analyst with Science Applications International Corporation and president of Larsen Consulting Group, Colorado Springs, CO.

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