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Terrorism and WMDs

Awareness and Response, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By John Pichtel

CRC Press

444 pages | 11 Color Illus. | 197 B/W Illus.

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Terrorism and WMD’s, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Terrorist weapons and delivery methods are becoming increasingly sophisticated; as such, this book focuses on the chemistry and biology of WMDs, the development and history of their use, and human health effects of such weapons. Coverage of new threats, additional case studies, and the emergence of ISIL—and other terrorist actors—have been added to the new edition which will serve as an invaluable resources to students and professionals studying and working in the fields of terrorism, Homeland Security, and emergency response.

Table of Contents

Preface. About the Author. Chapter 1: Terrorism and WMDs. Chapter 2: Chemical Agents. Chapter 3: Toxic Industrial Chemicals. Chapter 4: Biological Agents. Chapter 5: Nuclear and Radiological Hazards. Chapter 6: Explosives Hazards. Chapter 7: Directed-Energy Weapons. (New) Chapter 8: Drones and UAV Delivery Systems. Chapter 9: Personal Protective Equipment for Emergency Response, Decontamination, and Remediation. Chapter 10: NIMS and the Incident Command System. (New) Chapter: 11 Critical infrastructure and key resources.

About the Author

John Pichtel is a professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has been a faculty member since 1987. His primary research and professional activities have been in emergency response, management of hazardous materials, remediation of contaminated sites, and environmental chemistry.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief