Germ weapons have a long history, but few nations have actually deployed them. In recent years, however, terrorists have begun to use bioweapons. Combined with the rapid spread of genetic engineering, this paves the way for horrific new developments in bioweapons and necessitates major outlays in biodefense.
"This thoughtful, lucidly written work presents an evenhanded discussion of five major issues. The best organized introduction for the student needing report or debate material. The abundantly footnoted text quotes many primary sources and draws upon scientific examples to illuminate the questions. Informative...black-and-white photographs accompany the text. The appended list of organizations and the generally current list of books for further reading are both annotated."
-- School Library Journal (December 2000)
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