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Published: 16 May 2008

224 Pages | 6 BW line illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195336214

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Bracing for Armageddon?

The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

William R. Clark

  • Presents a balanced treatment of a very controversial topic
  • Offers a scientifically accurate account of the various kinds of bioterrorism
  • An important contribution, presenting analyses of plausible bioterrorist scenarios adequately and professionally.
  • Fills a gap in the existing literature with a fair-minded and balanced account of current biodefense preparedness.
  • Written accessibly for the non-specialist reader
  • The author is both analytical and critical of public and vested interest responses to US treatment of bioterrorist threat over the past five years, which has placed excessive priority on preparing for very unlikely occurrences while the public health system in the US has been significantly eroded.
  • The ease with which this book reads will make it an excellent choice for undergraduate course use, and of good use for some graduate level courses. This includes various disaster preparedness/emergency response curricula in technical schools around the US.
  • Contains a simplified review of the agents and description of drill efforts.

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