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This text cites viable defence strategies. It examines the potential agents, delivery methods and toxic and nontoxic effects of possible nuclear, biological and chemical terrorist attacks. Material presented can be expanded into a three-hour course on emergency preparedness.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; A Brief Theory of Terrorism and Technology; The Group Psychology of Terrorism; Aerosols: Fundamentals; Biological Agents: Effects, Toxicity, and Effectiveness; Weaponization and Delivery Systems; The Classification and Manufacture of Biological Agents; Agroeconomic Bioterrorism; Sensors and Detection Systems for Biological Agents; Bioterrorism: Preparation for Response - What the Government Can Do in Defending the Homeland; Nuclear Terrorism: Nature of Radiation; Nuclear Terrorism: Radiation Detection. Nuclear Terrorism: Dose and Biological EffectsNuclear Terrorism: Nuclear Weapons; Nuclear Terrorism: Threats and Countermeasures; Cyber-terrorism; Chemical Agents: Classification, Synthesis and Properties; Chemical Agents: Toxicity and Medical Management; Chemical Weapon Delivery, Sensors and Detection Systems; Chemical Agents: Destruction and Decontamination; Chemical Agents: Threats and Countermeasures; Personal Protective Equipment; The Nation. Electronic reproduction.Available via World Wide Web.


  • Dewey Decimal: 355.0322

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  • Physical Description: 607 p.


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