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Published: 13 May 2010

400 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199733538

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Six-Legged Soldiers

Using Insects as Weapons of War

Jeffrey A. Lockwood

  • First book to offer a comprehensive account of the many ways in which insects have been used as weapons
  • Engagingly written narrative by a Pushcart Prize- and John Burroughs Award-winning author
  • Includes a critical and constructive analysis of today's defenses-and the dangerous shortcomings in terms of homeland security strategies-with respect to entomological attacks.

New to this Edition:

  • Updated account of the use of insects for psychological torture, as revealed by CIA torture memos released in 2009

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