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Germ wars : the politics of microbes and America's landscape of fear

Author: Melanie Armstrong
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Series: Critical environments, 2
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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US government has spent billions of dollars to prepare the nation for bioterrorism despite the extremely rare occurrence of biological attacks in American history. This book argues that bioterrorism  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Armstrong
ISBN: 9780520292765 0520292766 0520292774 9780520292772
OCLC Number: 979843659
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Political Ecologies of Bioterror 1. "Smallpox Is Dead": The Public Health Campaign to (Almost) Eradicate a Species 2. Microbes for War and Peace: On the Military Origins of Containment 3. The Wild Microbiological West: Fighting Ticks and Weighing Risks 4. Agents of Care: Bioterrorism Preparedness at the CDC 5. Simulation Science: Securing the Future 6. Bioterror Borderlands: Of Nature and Nation Conclusion: "Freaked Out Yet?" Acknowledgments Notes Selected Bibliography Index
Series Title: Critical environments, 2
Responsibility: Melanie Armstrong.

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