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A history of chemical and biological weapons

Author: Edward M Spiers
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2010.
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In Chemical and Biological Weapons, Edward M. Spiers provides a thorough and even-handed examination of the weapons themselves--the various types and effects--and their evolution from World War I to the present.
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History
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Spiers, Edward M.
History of chemical and biological weapons.
London : Reaktion, 2010
(OCoLC)467776043
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward M Spiers
ISBN: 9781861897244 1861897243
OCLC Number: 676696338
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages)
Contents: The legacy of gas warfare in the First World War --
Deterrence and disarmament: responses to chemical and biological warfare, 1919-1993 --
Chemical warfare in third world conflicts --
The proliferation of chemical and biological weapons --
Iraq's chemical and biological warfare programmes --
Chemical and biological terrorism.
Responsibility: Edward M. Spiers.

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Often described as the misuse of science, chemical and biological weapons have incurred widespread opposition over the years. This book examines the similarities and differences between the two types  Read more...

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