Arms Control and Disarmament Law

Arms Control and Disarmament Law
Author: Stuart Casey-Maslen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN 10: 0198865031
ISBN 13: 9780198865032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arms Control and Disarmament Law Book Review:

This book provides a concise and objective appraisal of international arms control and disarmament with a clear focus on the law, key mechanisms, and institutions.

Recent Advances in Biopolymers

Recent Advances in Biopolymers
Author: Farzana Khan Perveen
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN 10: 953512255X
ISBN 13: 9789535122555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Biopolymers Book Review:

This book contains 10 Chapters divided into three Sections. Section A covers synthesis of biopolymers. Lignocellulosic feedstock contains cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, which are used for synthesis of biopolymers. Polymer-coated noble metal nanoparticles are used in nanobiomedicine and fundamental biomaterials. Section B describes applications of biopolymers in biomedical, antimicrobial, industrial, nanotechnology, laser-based thin films, and regenerative medicines. Section C is dedicated for advancement and engineering in biopolymers for personal protective garments, equipments, membrane separation processes, purifications, and new generation of high-performance biomaterials. A new numerical-cum-graphical method called TI2BioP (Topological Indices to BioPolymers) has been developed to estimate topological indices (TIs) from two-dimensional (2D) graphical approaches for the natural biopolymers DNA, RNA, and proteins.

One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare Research Deployment Consequences

One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare  Research  Deployment  Consequences
Author: Bretislav Friedrich,Dieter Hoffmann,Jürgen Renn,Florian Schmaltz,Martin Wolf
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017-11-26
ISBN 10: 3319516647
ISBN 13: 9783319516646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare Research Deployment Consequences Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. On April 22, 1915, the German military released 150 tons of chlorine gas at Ypres, Belgium. Carried by a long-awaited wind, the chlorine cloud passed within a few minutes through the British and French trenches, leaving behind at least 1,000 dead and 4,000 injured. This chemical attack, which amounted to the first use of a weapon of mass destruction, marks a turning point in world history. The preparation as well as the execution of the gas attack was orchestrated by Fritz Haber, the director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry in Berlin-Dahlem. During World War I, Haber transformed his research institute into a center for the development of chemical weapons (and of the means of protection against them). Bretislav Friedrich and Martin Wolf (Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, the successor institution of Haber’s institute) together with Dieter Hoffmann, Jürgen Renn, and Florian Schmaltz (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science) organized an international symposium to commemorate the centenary of the infamous chemical attack. The symposium examined crucial facets of chemical warfare from the first research on and deployment of chemical weapons in WWI to the development and use of chemical warfare during the century hence. The focus was on scientific, ethical, legal, and political issues of chemical weapons research and deployment — including the issue of dual use — as well as the ongoing effort to control the possession of chemical weapons and to ultimately achieve their elimination. The volume consists of papers presented at the symposium and supplemented by additional articles that together cover key aspects of chemical warfare from 22 April 1915 until the summer of 2015.

Inherently Safer Technology in the Context of Chemical Site Security

Inherently Safer Technology in the Context of Chemical Site Security
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000066750444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chemical and Biological Warfare

Chemical and Biological Warfare
Author: Eric Croddy
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2011-06-27
ISBN 10: 1461300258
ISBN 13: 9781461300250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical and Biological Warfare Book Review:

The armaments of chemical and biological warfare (CBW) are now widely held not just by nation-states, but by terrorist and criminal enterprises. The weapons themselves are relatively inexpensive and very easy to hide, allowing organizations of just a few dozen people to deploy potentially devastating attacks. While in the twentieth century most arms-control efforts focused, rightly, on nuclear arsenals, in the twenty-first century CBW will almost certainly require just as much attention. This book defines the basics of CBW for the concerned citizen, including non-alarmist scientific descriptions of the weapons and their antidotes, methods of deployment and defensive response, and the likelihood in the current global political climate of additional proliferation.

Health Aspects of Chemical and Biological Weapons

Health Aspects of Chemical and Biological Weapons
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1970
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015000872096
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Effects of Chemical Warfare

Effects of Chemical Warfare
Author: Andy Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 125
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015009926331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effects of Chemical Warfare Book Review:

SCOTT (Copy 1): From the John Holmes Library collection.

Chemical and Biological Warfare

Chemical and Biological Warfare
Author: Albert J. Mauroni
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1598840274
ISBN 13: 9781598840278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical and Biological Warfare Book Review:

A thorough handbook covering the facts, history, and controversies surrounding our most controversial and misunderstood unconventional weapons. * Outstanding research aids include key Internet and published references and an index offering rapid access to entries on key figures, government agencies, and defensive equipment * A chronology of chemical-biological warfare incidents from the mid-20th century onward offers a thorough historical overview

Detection Technologies for Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Vapors

Detection Technologies for Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Vapors
Author: Yin Sun
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004-08-12
ISBN 10: 020348570X
ISBN 13: 9780203485705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detection Technologies for Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Vapors Book Review:

While it is not possible to predict or necessarily prevent terrorist incidents in which chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) are deployed, correctly chosen, fast, and reliable detection equipment will allow prepared rescue workers to respond quickly and minimize potential casualties. Detection Technologies

U S Military Operations

U S  Military Operations
Author: Shane R. Reeve
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN 10: 0190456639
ISBN 13: 9780190456634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S Military Operations Book Review:

In U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, and Practice, a distinguished group of military experts comprehensively analyze how the law is applied during military operations on and off the battlefield. Subject matter experts offer a unique insiders perspective on how the law is actually implemented in a wide swath of military activities, such as how the law of war applies in the context of multi-state coalition forces, and whether non-governmental organizations involved in quasi-military operations are subject to the same law. The book goes on to consider whether U.S. Constitutional 4th Amendment protections apply to the military's cyber-defense measures, how the law guides targeting decisions, and whether United Nations mandates constitute binding rules of international humanitarian law. Other areas of focus include how the United States interacts with the International Committee of the Red Cross regarding its international legal obligations, and how courts should approach civil claims based on war-related torts. This book also answers questions regarding how the law of armed conflict applies to such extra-conflict acts as intercepting pirates and providing humanitarian relief to civilians in occupied territory.

Detoxification of Chemical Warfare Agents

Detoxification of Chemical Warfare Agents
Author: Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis,Teresa J. Bandosz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-12-28
ISBN 10: 3319707604
ISBN 13: 9783319707600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detoxification of Chemical Warfare Agents Book Review:

This book presents a detailed history of chemical warfare development during the First World War and discusses design approaches to gas masks and the performance of new filter materials that decontaminate chemical warfare agents (CWA) when applied in the vapor phase. It describes multifunctional nanocomposites containing zinc and zirconium (hydr)oxides, graphite oxide and silver or gold nanoparticles as reactive adsorbents for the degradation of the CWAs vapors. In addition it examines in detail the surface properties that are most important in the mineralization performance.

Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Author: Gary Ackerman,Jeremy Tamsett
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN 10: 9781420069679
ISBN 13: 1420069675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction Book Review:

Explores the Nexus Formed When Malevolent Actors Access Malignant Means Written for professionals, academics, and policymakers working at the forefront of counterterrorism efforts, Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction is an authoritative and comprehensive work addressing the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the hands of jihadists, both historically and looking toward the future threat environment. Providing insight on one of the foremost security issues of the 21st century, this seminal resource effectively: Documents current trends in the ideology, strategy, and tactics of jihadists as these relate to WMD Includes a section devoted to jihadist involvement with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons Explores the role of intelligence, law enforcement, and policymakers in anticipating, deterring, and mitigating WMD attacks Provides an overview of nonproliferation policies designed to keep WMD out of the hands of jihadists Conducts a groundbreaking quantitative empirical analysis of jihadist behavior Elicits leading experts’ estimates of the future WMD threat from jihadists Leading international experts clearly differentiate between peaceful Muslims and jihadists, exploring how jihadists translate their extreme and violent ideology into strategy. They also focus on WMD target selection and the spread of WMD knowledge in jihadist communities. Devoid of sensationalism, this multidimensional evaluation adds a heightened level of sophistication to our understanding of the prospects for and nature of jihadist WMD terrorism. About the Editors Gary Ackerman is Research Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security National Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland. His research work focuses on threat assessment and terrorism involving unconventional weapons. Jeremy Tamsett is a consultant for Henley-Putnam University and an analyst at the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS), a research center dedicated to identifying, better comprehending, and accurately assessing the present and future security threats stemming from a variety of violence-prone extremists and their enablers. He has served as Project Manager for the U.S. Government funded Critical Infrastructure Terrorist Attack database and Global Terrorism Database (GTD).

Chemicals Human Health and the Environment

Chemicals  Human Health  and the Environment
Author: John F. Sieckhaus Ph.D
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2009-06-03
ISBN 10: 1462810438
ISBN 13: 9781462810437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemicals Human Health and the Environment Book Review:

As we enter the new millennium, chemical and energy technology practice is in the throes of a paradigm shift. During the past fi fty years there has been a growing awareness of the adverse effects of chemical products, byproducts and wastes upon human health and the environment, and the development of federal and state regulations has been an important fi rst step in the redress of these problems. This book provides a history of these early years from a scientific and sociopolitical perspective to provide the necessary background for charting a course for the new millennium. The sources of pollution of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the land that provides our sustenance and the blood that courses through our veins are no longer regional or even national in scope and it is clear that new ways of thinking are required to insure that the ongoing evolution of chemical and energy technology is in keeping with the needs of all the people and ecosystems of planet earth. The book concludes with an environmental credo to provide the technical, political and ethical bases for the paradigm shift to a sustainable balance among chemicals, human health and the environment.

Iran s Developing Military Capabilities

Iran s Developing Military Capabilities
Author: Anthony H. Cordesman
Publsiher: CSIS
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780892064694
ISBN 13: 0892064692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iran s Developing Military Capabilities Book Review:

In this new analysis and assessment, Anthony Cordesman draws on a clearer picture of Iran's developing military capabilities in 2005.

International Encyclopedia of Public Health

International Encyclopedia of Public Health
Author: William C Cockerham
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 4470
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 0128037083
ISBN 13: 9780128037089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Public Health Book Review:

International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health. Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike. Provides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health Presents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues Contains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health Incorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives Includes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues

Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Weapons

Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Weapons
Author: Organisation mondiale de la santé,WHO,World Health Organization Staff,World Health Organization,Julian Perry Robinson
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2004-01-21
ISBN 10: 9241546158
ISBN 13: 9789241546157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Health Response to Biological and Chemical Weapons Book Review:

This is the second edition of this publication which focuses on the public health aspects of the possible deliberate use of biological or chemical agents. Issues discussed include: the key principles for public health planning, risk assessment, hazard identification and evaluation, risk management strategies, and response planning as part of existing national emergency plans, disease surveillance and early warning systems, the national and international legal framework, and international sources of assistance. Technical annexes cover a range of issues including chemical agents, toxins, biological agents, principles of protection, precautions against the sabotage of drinking water, food and other products, information resources and the affiliation of WHO Member States to the international treaties on biological and chemical weapons.

War of Nerves

War of Nerves
Author: Jonathan B. Tucker
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1400032334
ISBN 13: 9781400032334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War of Nerves Book Review:

Traces the military applications of toxic weaponry from World War I to the present day, the development of potent nerve agents during the Cold War, and the efforts of such terrorist groups as Al-Qaeda to acquire deadly nerve agents.

Military Weapons and Environment

Military Weapons and Environment
Author: Wing Commander (Dr) Umesh Chandra Jha
Publsiher: KW Publishers Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2017-10-15
ISBN 10: 9386288958
ISBN 13: 9789386288950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Weapons and Environment Book Review:

Armed conflicts have become more complicated, with the emphasis shifting towards new weapons such as drones, cybercrime and autonomous weapons. In July 2017, the UN General Assembly adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This treaty prohibits a full range of nuclear-weapon-related activities, such as undertaking to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, as well as the use or threat of use of these weapons. The ongoing conflicts have shown that the consequences of the use of explosive weapons are not limited to death, physical injury and disability, but also include long-term impacts on mental well-being. The use of improvised weapons by States and non-State actors is an area of concern for the environment. Every State must, therefore, ensure that weapons used by their armed forces are explicitly adjudged under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights Law. While reviewing a new weapon, the States must adopt multilateral approaches, drawing upon relevant legal, health, environmental and military expertise. This book describes the environmental effects of eight weapons and explosive remnants of war that have caused extensive environmental harm in the recent past. It also makes specific recommendations addressed to the international community and the States for protecting the natural environment from the impact of weapons of war. This book will contribute towards a better understanding of the environmental harm caused by military weapons.

Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security

Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security
Author: Stanislaw P. Stawicki,Michael S. Firstenberg,Sagar C. Galwankar,Ricardo Izurieta,Thomas Papadimos
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2021-01-07
ISBN 10: 1838801294
ISBN 13: 9781838801298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security Book Review:

International health security (IHS) is a broad and highly heterogeneous area. Within this general context, IHS encompasses subdomains that potentially influence (and more specifically endanger) the well-being and wellness of humans. The general umbrella of IHS includes, but is not limited to, natural disasters, emerging infectious diseases (EID) and pandemics, rapid urbanization, social determinants of health, population growth, systemic racism and discrimination, environmental matters, civilian violence and warfare, various forms of terrorism, misuse of antibiotics, and the misuse of social media. The need for this expanded definition of health security stems from the realization that topics such as EID; food, water, and pharmaceutical supply chain safety; medical and health information cybersecurity; and bioterrorism, although important within the overall realm of health security, are not only able to actively modulate the wellness and health of human populations, but also tend to do so in a synergistic fashion. This inaugural tome of a multi-volume collection, Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security, introduces many of the topics directly relevant to modern IHS theory and practice. This first volume provides a solid foundation for future installments of this important and relevant book series.

Biological Weapons

Biological Weapons
Author: Jeanne Guillemin
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2006-03
ISBN 10: 0231129432
ISBN 13: 9780231129435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Weapons Book Review:

A timely account of how resources for biological weapons programs were mobilized and why such weapons have never been deployed in major conflicts offers an understanding of the relevance of the historical restraints placed on the use of biological weapons and looks at what can to done to prevent their proliferation in the post-September 11th world.