This groundbreaking reference marks the first time a publication has attempted to provide complete coverage in the field of bioterrorism. Articles review current knowledge across various disciplines within the context of bioterrorism, covering the most recent developments in areas including bioterrorism agents, biodefense infrastructure, biotechnology, preparedness, threats, threat analysis, and legislation. Relevant biological warfare events are included with a through analysis.
This one-of-a-kind volume: * Includes detailed coverage of such topics as: Biotechnology and Bioterrorism, Bioterrorist Attack--Stages & Aftermath, Detection of Agents, and Psychological & Social Sequelae * Offers a user friendly style, with biological agents covered consistently across entries * Contains over 125 articles * Provides case studies, with discussion of lessons learned * Comprehensively covers the field of bioterrorism, including related science, technology, medicine, politics, law and history Written by an international panel of experts in the field, this landmark reference supplies essential information to a wide audience of scientists, researchers, physicians, health care professionals, policymakers, historians, journalists, and students.
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Author Biography - Richard F. Pilch
A graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine, Richard Pilch, M.D., joined the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in January 2002, where he now serves as the Scientist-in-Residence of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program. Dr. Pilch is a project manager for the Cooperative Biological Research program in Russia, and is co-writing a book on the dichotomous use of toxins as both therapeutic agents and weapons of war. He also maintains an interest in the medical and healthcare aspects of chemical, biological, and radiological threats, as well as the monitoring of biotechnological advances for possible offensive or defensive application. Raymond A. Zilinskas, Ph.D. is director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program, Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies. In 1993, Dr. Zilinskas was a William Foster Fellow at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, which seconded him to the United Nations Special Commission to work as a biological analyst; as such, he participated in two biological warfare-related inspections in Iraq. He has since then worked for the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and a consultant to the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense. He currently focuses on developing effective biological arms control, assessing the proliferation potential of the former Soviet Union's biological warfare program, and meeting the threat of bioterrorism. He edited the book Biological Warfare: Modern Offense and Defense (1999)