Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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Tushar K. Ghosh, Mark A. Prelas, Dabir S. Viswanath, Sudarshan K. Loyalka
CRC Press, Aug 29, 2002 - Social Science - 608 pages
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Citing viable homeland defense strategies, this book examines the potential agents, delivery methods, and toxic and nontoxic effects of possible nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorist attacks. Providing countermeasures for governmental and emergency first-response teams, the book covers the impact of WMDs on public health, agriculture, and economic infrastructures, as well as the limitations of sensor/detection technology and the prediction of potential biological and chemical events. It also discusses the effects of next wave cyberterrorism, the roles of state and federal agencies, root causes of terrorism, how to diagnose a chemical or bioterrorism event in the emergency room, and more.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Brief Theory of Terrorism and Technology
13
The Group Psychology of Terrorism
35
Aerosols Fundamentals
47
Biological Agents Effects Toxicity and Effectiveness
61
Weaponization and Delivery Systems
95
The Classification and Manufacture of Biological Agents
109
Agroeconomic Bioterrorism
121
Nuclear Terrorism Threats and Countermeasures
285
Cyberterrorism
293
Chemical Agents Classification Synthesis and Properties
321
Chemical Agents Toxicity and Medical Management
345
Chemical Weapon Delivery Sensors and Detection Systems
373
Chemical Agents Destruction and Decontamination
411
Chemical Agents Threats and Countermeasures
429
Personal Protective Equipment
447

Sensors and Detection Systems for Biological Agents
145
Bioterrorism Preparation for Response What the Government Can Do in Defending the Homeland
195
Nuclear Terrorism Nature of Radiation
259
Nuclear Terrorism Radiation Detection
265
Nuclear Terrorism Dose and Biological Effects
269
Nuclear Terrorism Nuclear Weapons
277
The National Response Plan
465
Emergency Response and Training
489
Government and Voluntary Agencies
507
Bioterrorism Consequences and Medical Preparedness
527
Index
561
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