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Nonproliferation issues for weapons of mass destruction

Author: Mark Antonio Prelas; Michael S Peck
Publisher: Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, ©2005.
Series: Public administration and public policy, 114.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nonproliferation Issues for Weapons of Mass Destruction provides an understanding of proliferation risks. The text begins by defining the world conditions that foster proliferation, followed by an analysis of characteristics of various classes of WMDs. It then explores the effectiveness of arms control and the future of these weapons. The book concludes with a discussion of what can be done to limit the impact of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Antonio Prelas; Michael S Peck
ISBN: 0824753399 9780824753399
OCLC Number: 56559304
Description: xv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
What is a weapon of mass destruction? --
Characteristics of nuclear weapons --
Characteristics of biological weapons --
Characteristics of chemical weapons --
Effectiveness of arms control --
The future of weapons of mass destruction --
What can be done to limit the impact of WMDs?
Series Title: Public administration and public policy, 114.
Responsibility: Mark A. Prelas, Michael S. Peck.
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Offers an understanding of proliferation risks. This book introduces the factors that fuel weapons development, and defines the term WMD. It explains the characteristics of nuclear weapons, and  Read more...

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