"Of all the threats to peace and democracy in the world today, few are more disturbing than that of biological or chemical warfare. These weapons are cheap to make and easy to use, which has made them the ideal choice for a new and sinister breed of terrorists. Protecting against Biological and Chemical Attack is a fascinating introduction to the main types of biological and chemical weapons, including their history, applications, and limitations. The reader will find grounds for confidence as well as for concern. The United States is by no means defenseless in the face of this evil. This book explains the actions currently being taken by the authorities to defend against biological and chemical warfare and how ordinary Americans can help protect themselves and their country.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Each title in this series contains a foreword from a noted security and antiterrorism expert who has served in the FBI, Marines, and police force, color photos throughout, and back matter that includes an index, chronology, and further resource lists of books and Internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series, encouraging library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content-rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers can reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos provide links via QR codes to online video content that gives a multimedia dimension to the topics. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.
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