Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Aug 24, 2007 - Law - 800 pages
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Extensively revised and updated, this second edition of the bestselling Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents goes well beyond the “dirty thirty” commonly discussed agents and provides rapid access to a wide range of agents that can be used as weapons. This edition incorporates additional classes of agents, expands existing classes, and increases the number of agents described. Expanding the scope of the original, this edition is rich with scientific data and provides more information on the chemical, physical, and biological properties of these agents and their health effects.
Highly organized and cross-referenced to provide instant access to the most authoritative data, this handbook is divided into classes based on the common military groupings of chemical, biological, and toxin agents. Additional classes are provided where the divisions are too broad for appropriate identification, along with classes for non-traditional agents and improvised industrial materials. At the end of each class section is detailed technical information about individual agents, components, precursors, and decomposition products within that class.
Employing four indices along with the handbook’s own identification number, each entry follows a standard format for that class including toxicology, characteristics, hazards, protection, and medical response. Other information is provided where applicable such as chemical formula, routes of exposure, medicinal uses, threat or treaty listing, and descriptions of the disease as it appears in humans, animals, and plants. All values are based on a “standard” man model to allow for consistency of data and evaluations.
Still the gold-standard reference in the field, Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents, Second Edition raises the bar in terms of both quality and quantity and assures accuracy across the widest variety of military, scientific, and medical sources available.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Organophosphorus Nerve Agents
3
Chapter 2 Carbamate Nerve Agents
105
VesicantUrticant Agents
141
Chapter 3 Sulfar and Nitrogen Vesicants
143
Chapter 4 Arsenic Vesicants
191
Chapter 5 Urticants
207
Toxic Agents
219
Chapter 6 Bicyclophosphate Convulsants
221
Chapter 13 Irritating and Lachrymatory Agents
403
Chapter 14 VomitingSternatory Agents
427
Chapter 15 Malodorants
439
Biological Agents
459
Chapter 16 Toxins
461
Chapter 17 Bacterial Pathogens
493
Chapter 18 Viral Pathogens
527
Chapter 19 Rickettsial Pathogens
593

Chapter 7 COX Inhibitin Blood Agents
231
Chapter 8 Arsine Blood Agents
247
Chapter 9 Carbon Monoxide Blood Agents
255
Chapter 10 Pulmonary Agents
265
Chapter 11 Toxic Industrial Agents
285
Incapacitation and Riot Control Agents
377
Chapter 12 Incapacitating Agents
379
Chapter 20 Fungal Pathogens
603
Additional Infomation
615
Chapter 21 Alphanumeric Indices
617
Additional References
731
Index
735
Back cover
763
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