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- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95
In September 1942, Colonel Leslie R. Groves was given the job of building the atomic bomb. As a career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, Groves had overseen hundreds of military construction projects, including the Pentagon. Until now, scientists have received the credit for the Manhattan Project?s remarkable achievements. And yet, it was Leslie... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 97.99
Human experience with nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) warfare has been limited, especially in comparison to conventional forms of warfare. Our experience with nuclear warfare is confined to a period of less than one week during the end of World War II, when the United States successfully used two nuclear weapons against targets in Japan. The... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00
For fifty years, while the world stood in terror of a nuclear war, Russian scientists hidden in heavily guarded secret cities refined and stockpiled a new kind of weapon of mass destruction?an invisible weapon that would strike in silence and could not be traced. It would leave hundreds of thousands dead in its wake and would continue to... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 185.00
This reference covers the history, context, current issues, and key concepts surrounding biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. With over 500 entries arranged alphabetically, volume one covers biological and chemical weapons, while volume two focuses on nuclear weapons. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
A Higher Form of Killing opens with the first devastating battlefield use of lethal gas in World War I, and then investigates the stockpiling of biological weapons during World War II and in the decades afterward as well as the inhuman experiments con-ducted to test their effectiveness. This updated edition includes a new Introduction and a new final... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.06
The secret story of chemical and biological warfare. A Higher Form of Killing was first published to great acclaim in 1982. The authors have written a new Introduction and a new Epilogue to take account of the events that have happened since the early 1980s - including the break-up of the former Soviet Union and the black market that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 180.00
From fear of sabotage on the London Underground to the first anthrax bomb and massive outdoor tests, Britain and Biological Warfare tells the largely untold history of biological weapons research and policy in the UK. Drawing on recently declassified documents, this book charts the secret history of germ warfare policy from the 1930s to the mid-1960s.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 42.00
This book provides an analysis of the development and deployment of chemical weapons from 700BC to the present day. The First World War is examined in detail since it remains the most significant experience of the chemical threat, but the Second World War, and post-war conflicts are also evaluated. Additionally, protocols attempting to control the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 21.99
Prologue. 1. The Ionists- Arrhenius and Nernst. 2. Physical Chemistry in America- Lewis and Langmuir. 3. The Third Law and Nitrogen-Haber and Nernst. 4. Chemists at War-Haber, Nernst, Langmuir, and Lewis. 5. The Lewis-Langmuir Theoru-Lewis, Langmuir, and Harkins. 6. Science and the Nazis-Nernst and Haber. 7. Nobel prizes-Lweis and Langmuir. 8. Heavy... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 149.00
Identifies research directions in basic and applied science that may foster transformational breakthroughs in nanotechnology-based chemical and biological countermeasures. This work discusses organizational structure and management of chemical and biological defense-related research and nanotechnology-related research at the federal level. more...