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A Short History of Biological Warfare: From Pre-History to the 21st Century

Title:
A Short History of Biological Warfare: From Pre-History to the 21st Century
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-001-00229-7
ISBN:
9780160941481
Description

This publication gives a history of biological warfare (BW) from the prehistoric period through the present, with a section on the future of BW.  The publication relies on works by historians who used primary sources dealing with BW.  In-depth definitions of biological agents, biological weapons, and biological warfare (BW) are included, as well as an appendix of further reading on the subject.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Introduction............................................................................................. 1

Early Use (through 1900) ........................................................................ 2

Prehistoric Biological Warfare................................................................ 3

Ancient BW (500 BCE to 1000 AD) ......................................................... 4

Medieval and Early Modern BW (1000 AD to 1750 AD)....................... 5

Late Modern BW (1750 AD to 1900 AD)................................................ 7

Summation ............................................................................................ 11

The Origins of Modern BW (1900–1945) ............................................. 12

Summation ............................................................................................ 27

The Cold War and Beyond (1945–Present) .......................................... 27

Summary................................................................................................ 44

Biological Warfare’s Future .................................................................. 44

Appendix 1. Additional Reading.......................................................... 46

Appendix 2. Definitions and Methodology......................................... 48

Notes...................................................................................................... 51

About the Author ................................................................................. 69

Audience

Military leaders, policymakers, the intelligence community, members of government and Congress, the Department of Defense and its agencies and contractors, and committees and organizations interested in biological warfare and its possible use by different kids of actors in the future may be interested in this publication.  In addition, military historians and students, and professors and students engaged in military studies and/or the history of warfare and weapons may want a copy of this publication.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$14.00
International Price:
$19.60
Publisher:
Defense Dept., National Defense University, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Author:
  • Carus, W. Seth
Year/Pages:
2017: 75 p.
Key Phrases:
  • History of Biological Warfare
  • Biological Warfare
Weight:
0.375
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
08/03/2017
Last Status Update:
09/25/2017
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