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- DescriptionThe threat of biological weapons has never attracted as much public attention as in the past five years. Current concerns largely relate to the threat of weapons acquisition and use by rogue states or by terrorists. But the threat has deeper roots--it has been evident for fifty years that biological agents could be used to cause mass casualties and large-scale ecomic damage. Yet there has been little historical analysis of such weapons over the past half-century. Deadly Cultures sets out to fill this gap by analyzing the historical developments since 1945 and addressing three central issues: Why have states continued or begun programs for acquiring biological weapons? Why have states terminated biological weapons programs? How have states demonstrated that they have truly terminated their biological weapons programs? We w live in a world in which the basic kwledge needed to develop biological weapons is more widely available than ever before. Deadly Cultures provides the lessons from history that we urgently need in order to strengthen the long-standing prohibition of biological weapons.
- Author BiographyMark Wheelis is Senior Lecturer in the Section of Microbiology at the University of California, Davis. Lajos Rozsa is senior researcher, Animal Ecology Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, Malcolm Dando is Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, England.
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication13/01/2006
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note14 line illustrations, 10 tables
- Weight844 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edited byLajos Rozsa,Malcolm R. Dando,Mark Wheelis
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Cloth over boards,With printed dust jacket
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