Germs

Germs

Biological Weapons and America's Secret War

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Presents an account of germ weaponry around the globe, including the Soviet Union's biological weapons program that contains an abundance of anthrax germs, and the United States' attempt to put an end to these efforts.

Blackwell North Amer
In the wake of the anthrax letters following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Americans have begun to grapple with two difficult truths: that there is no terrorist threat more horrifying - and less understood - than germ warfare, and that it would take very little to mount a devastating attack on American soil. In Germs, three veteran reporters draw on top sources inside and outside the U.S. government to lay bare Washington's secret strategies for combating this deadly threat.
Featuring an inside look at how germ warfare has been waged throughout history and what form its future might take (and in whose hands), Germs reads like a gripping detective story told by fascinating key figures: American and Soviet medical specialists who once made germ weapons but now fight their spread, FBI agents who track Islamic radicals, the Iraqis who built Saddam Hussein's secret arsenal, spies who travel the world collecting lethal microbes, and scientists who see ominous developments on the horizon. With clear scientific explanations and harrowing insights, Germs is a masterfully written - and timely - work of investigative journalism.

Baker
& Taylor

Three New York Times investigative reporters present a powerful and gripping account of germ weaponry around the globe, from the Soviet Union's biological weapons program that contains an abundance of anthrax germs and other countries who are searching for the ultimate weapon to the United States' attempt to put an end to these efforts. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
In the wake of the anthrax letters following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Americans have begun to grapple with two difficult truths: that there is no terrorist threat more horrifying -- and less understood -- than germ warfare, and that it would take very little to mount a devastating attack on American soil. In Germs, three veteran reporters draw on top sources inside and outside the U.S. government to lay bare Washington's secret strategies for combating this deadly threat.
Featuring an inside look at how germ warfare has been waged throughout history and what form its future might take (and in whose hands),Germs reads like a gripping detective story told by fascinating key figures: American and Soviet medical specialists who once made germ weapons but now fight their spread, FBI agents who track Islamic radicals, the Iraqis who built Saddam Hussein's secret arsenal, spies who travel the world collecting lethal microbes, and scientists who see ominous developments on the horizon. With clear scientific explanations and harrowing insights,Germs is a masterfully written -- and timely -- work of investigative journalism.

Publisher: New York : Touchstone, c2001, 2002
Edition: ed
ISBN: 9780684871592
0684871599
Characteristics: p. :406 ; cm

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