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The Resource Pathogens for War : Biological Weapons, Canadian Life Scientists, and North American Biodefence, Donald Avery, (electronic resource)

Pathogens for War : Biological Weapons, Canadian Life Scientists, and North American Biodefence, Donald Avery, (electronic resource)

Label
Pathogens for War : Biological Weapons, Canadian Life Scientists, and North American Biodefence
Title
Pathogens for War
Title remainder
Biological Weapons, Canadian Life Scientists, and North American Biodefence
Statement of responsibility
Donald Avery
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Pathogens for War explores how Canada and its allies have attempted to deal with the threat of germ warfare, one of the most fearful weapons of mass destruction, since the Second World War. In addressing this subject, distinguished historian Donald Avery investigates the relationship between bioweapons, poison gas, and nuclear devices, as well as the connection between bioattacks and natural disease pandemics. Avery emphasizes the crucially important activities of Canadian biodefence scientists - beginning with Nobel Laureate Frederick Banting - at both the national level and through cooperative projects within the framework of an elaborate alliance system"--Preliminary page
  • Annotation:
  • Explores how Canada and its allies have attempted to deal with the threat of germ warfare since WWII. Avery investigates the relationship between bioweapons, poison gas, and nuclear devices, as well as the connection beetween bioattacks and natural disease pandemics
Related
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avery, Donald
Dewey number
358/.3882097109045
LC call number
UG447.8
LC item number
.A84 2013
NLM call number
  • 2014 H-425
  • UG 447.8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biological weapons
  • Bioterrorism
  • Communicable diseases
  • Life scientists
  • Canada
  • Biological Warfare Agents
  • Biological Science Disciplines
  • Bioterrorism
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • History, 20th Century
  • Military Science
  • Canada
  • Armes biologiques
  • Bioterrorisme
  • Maladies infectieuses
  • Spécialistes des sciences de la vie
  • Biological weapons
  • Bioterrorism
  • Communicable diseases
  • Life scientists
  • Military policy
  • Biologische Waffe
  • Pandemie
  • Terrorismus
  • Abwehr
  • Militär
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Kanada
Summary expansion
Pathogens for War explores how Canada and its allies have attempted to deal with the threat of germ warfare, one of the most fearful weapons of mass destruction, since the Second World War. In addressing this subject, distinguished historian Donald Avery investigates the relationship between bioweapons, poison gas, and nuclear devices, as well as the connection between bioattacks and natural disease pandemics. Avery emphasizes the crucially important activities of Canadian biodefence scientists - beginning with Nobel Laureate Frederick Banting - at both the national level and through cooperative projects within the framework of an elaborate alliance system.Delving into history through a rich collection of declassified documents, Pathogens for War also devotes several chapters to the contemporary challenges of bioterrorism and disease pandemics from both national and international perspectives. As such, readers will not only learn about Canada's secret involvement with biological warfare, but will also gain new insights into current debates about the peril of bioweapons - one of today's greatest threats to world peace
Label
Pathogens for War : Biological Weapons, Canadian Life Scientists, and North American Biodefence, Donald Avery, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
  • zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Canada's role in Allied biological warfare planning in the Second World War -- Bioweapons in the Cold War : scientific research, civil defence and international controversy -- Operational biological weapons and Alliance cooperation, 1955-1969 -- Canada and BW disarmament : national and international developments, 1968-1975 -- Triple threats : biowarfare, terrorism and pandemics, 1970-85 -- Preventing germ warfare in the age of the biotechnology revolution -- Biodefence after 9/11 : old problems and new directions
  • Introduction -- 1 Canada's Role in Allied Biological Warfare Planning in the Second World War -- 2 Bioweapons in the Cold War: Scientific Research, Civil Defence, and International Controversy -- 3 Operational Biological Weapons and Alliance Cooperation, 1955-1969 -- 4 Canada and BW Disarmament: National and International Developments, 1968-1975 -- 5 Triple Threats: Biowarfare, Terrorism, and Pandemics, 1970-1985 -- 6 Preventing Germ Warfare in the Age of the Biotechnology Revolution -- 7 Biodefence after 9/11: Old Problems and New Directions Conclusion -- List of Biological Agents and Toxins -- Biographical Profile of Key Biowarfare Scientists -- Glossary of terms
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001151045
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 410 pages
Isbn
9781442614246
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015413381
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001151045
Label
Pathogens for War : Biological Weapons, Canadian Life Scientists, and North American Biodefence, Donald Avery, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
  • zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Canada's role in Allied biological warfare planning in the Second World War -- Bioweapons in the Cold War : scientific research, civil defence and international controversy -- Operational biological weapons and Alliance cooperation, 1955-1969 -- Canada and BW disarmament : national and international developments, 1968-1975 -- Triple threats : biowarfare, terrorism and pandemics, 1970-85 -- Preventing germ warfare in the age of the biotechnology revolution -- Biodefence after 9/11 : old problems and new directions
  • Introduction -- 1 Canada's Role in Allied Biological Warfare Planning in the Second World War -- 2 Bioweapons in the Cold War: Scientific Research, Civil Defence, and International Controversy -- 3 Operational Biological Weapons and Alliance Cooperation, 1955-1969 -- 4 Canada and BW Disarmament: National and International Developments, 1968-1975 -- 5 Triple Threats: Biowarfare, Terrorism, and Pandemics, 1970-1985 -- 6 Preventing Germ Warfare in the Age of the Biotechnology Revolution -- 7 Biodefence after 9/11: Old Problems and New Directions Conclusion -- List of Biological Agents and Toxins -- Biographical Profile of Key Biowarfare Scientists -- Glossary of terms
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001151045
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 410 pages
Isbn
9781442614246
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015413381
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001151045

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