Book title: Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare (*FOR SALE IN INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT ONLY*)
Author(s): Benjamin C. Garrett
ISBN: 978-0-8108-5484-0
Publication Year: 2010
Binding: HB
Pages: 298
Price: Rs. 995
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About the Book:

Human experience with nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare has been limited, especially in comparison to more conventional weapons. At the end of World War II, the United States used two atomic bombs against targets in Japan, defining our knowledge of nuclear warfare. However, the history of biological warfare and the evolution of modern biological weapons are difficult to track because of the problems discerning intentional use from natural outbreaks. The potential for biological weapons in terrorism was exemplified by the 2001 anthrax scare in the American postal system. Chemical weapons have been used in handful of conflicts since their introduction in modern warfare during World War-I, most recently during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s. Despite this limited experience, NBC warfare continues to exert a certain fascination.

The Historical Dictionary of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare covers the development and use of NBC weapons as well as efforts to limit or control the use of these weapons through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, and dictionary entries. Over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries provide a unique selection of terms related to NBC warfare, ranging from basic descriptions of substances used in NBC warfare to details on incidents and episodes where NBC weapons were used. Entries are structured around historical events, persons important to NBC warfare, countries where such weapons have been developed or used, and international treaties and treaty-related organizations.

About the Author:

Benjamin C. Garrett serves as the Senior Scientist for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in the FBI Laboratory. During his 32 year professional career, he has held various positions in industry and government supporting the defense and intelligence communities. John Hart is Head of the Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme of the Non-Proliferation and Export Control Project at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He has worked for more than 10 years as a researcher in the arms control and disarmament field within academia and think tanks.

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