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Germs

Author : Judith Miller
ISBN : 9781439128152
Genre : History
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In the wake of the anthrax letters following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Americans have begun to grapple with two difficult truths: that there is no terrorist threat more horrifying -- and less understood -- than germ warfare, and that it would take very little to mount a devastating attack on American soil. In Germs, three veteran reporters draw on top sources inside and outside the U.S. government to lay bare Washington's secret strategies for combating this deadly threat. Featuring an inside look at how germ warfare has been waged throughout history and what form its future might take (and in whose hands), Germs reads like a gripping detective story told by fascinating key figures: American and Soviet medical specialists who once made germ weapons but now fight their spread, FBI agents who track Islamic radicals, the Iraqis who built Saddam Hussein's secret arsenal, spies who travel the world collecting lethal microbes, and scientists who see ominous developments on the horizon. With clear scientific explanations and harrowing insights, Germs is a masterfully written -- and timely -- work of investigative journalism.

The United States And Biological Warfare

Author : Stephen Lyon Endicott
ISBN : 0253334721
Genre : History
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[The United States and Biological Warfare] is a major contribution to our understanding of the past involvement by the US and Japanese governments with BW, with important, crucial implications for the future.... Pieces of this story, including the Korean War allegations, have been told before, but never so authoritatively, and with such a convincing foundation in historical research.... This is a brave and significant scholarly contribution on a matter of great importance to the future of humanity. —Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Princeton University The United States and Biological Warfare argues persuasively that the United States experimented with and deployed biological weapons during the Korean War. Endicott and Hagerman explore the political and moral dimensions of this issue, asking what restraints were applied or forgotten in those years of ideological and political passion and military crisis. For the first time, there is hard evidence that the United States lied both to Congress and the American public in saying that the American biological warfare program was purely defensive and for retaliation only. The truth is that a large and sophisticated biological weapons system was developed as an offensive weapon of opportunity in the post-World War II years. From newly declassified American, Canadian, and British documents, and with the cooperation of the Chinese Central Archives in giving the authors the first access by foreigners to relevant classified documents, Endicott and Hagerman have been able to tell the previously hidden story of the extension of the limits of modern war to include the use of medical science, the most morally laden of sciences with respect to the sanctity of human life. They show how the germ warfare program developed collaboratively by Great Britain, Canada, and the United States during the Second World War, together with information gathered from the Japanese at the end of World War II about their biological warfare technology, was incorporated into an ongoing development program in the United States. Startling evidence from both Chinese and American sources is presented to make the case. An important book for anyone interested in the history and morality of modern warfare.

The Science Of Yoga

Author : William J Broad
ISBN : 9781451641424
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.

Factories Of Death

Author : Sheldon H. Harris
ISBN : 0415932149
Genre : History
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In Manchuria, before and during World War II, the Japanese army conducted numerous horrifying scientific experiments upon live human beings, including those relating to bacteriological and chemical warfare. After the war, the Japanese scientists who had been engaged in these activities were granted immunity from the US Army's investigation for war crimes in return for the results of their experiments. 'Factories of Death' details the activities of these scientists and the subsequent US cover-up. It investigates sensitive topics like who knew of the experiments in the upper echelons of the Japanese military and political establishments, the question of whether or not Allied POWs were subjected to such tests, and the nature of the deal that was brokered with US authorities after the war. Sheldon Harris has based his work on extensive field research in China and previously unavailable records from US governmental agencies and the KGB. This new edition has been completely updated, and contains an entirely new chapter detailing the numerous revelations that have surfaced since the book's initial publication in 1994.

The Universe Below

Author : William J Broad
ISBN : 9780684838526
Genre : Science
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Explores the depths of Earth's oceans to discover a long-hidden world of alien creatures, vanished civilizations, and lost ships, and describes the new technologies that make such expeditions possible

Biological Weapons

Author : Jeanne Guillemin
ISBN : 0231129424
Genre : Political Science
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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.

The Cobra Event

Author : Richard Preston
ISBN : 0345498135
Genre : Fiction
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The Cobra Event is set in motion one spring morning in New York City, when a seventeen-year-old student wakes up feeling vaguely ill. Hours later she is having violent seizures, blood is pouring out of her nose, and she has begun a hideous process of self-cannibalization. Soon, other gruesome deaths of a similar nature have been discovered, and the Centers for Disease Control sends a forensic pathologist to investigate. What she finds precipitates a federal crisis. The details of this story are fictional, but they are based on a scrupulously thorough inquiry into the history of biological weapons and their use by civilian and military terrorists. Richard Preston's sources include members of the FBI and the United States military, public health officials, intelligence officers in foreign governments, and scientists who have been involved in the testing of strategic bioweapons. The accounts of what they have seen and what they expect to happen are chilling. The Cobra Event is a dramatic, heart-stopping account of a very real threat, told with the skill and authority that made Preston's The Hot Zone an internationally acclaimed bestseller. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Germs Biological Warfare Vaccinations

Author : Gary Null
ISBN : 1583225188
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In response to deepening concerns of the threat of germ warfare and bioterrorism, this is the first book to discuss traditional methods of combating germ warfare while also offering simple, natural alternative approaches to preventing and treating diseases caused by biological agents. Including a historical review of the use of biological weapons from 400 BC to today, a comprehensive listing of bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins, as well as symptoms and treatment options, plus a full discussion of traditional versus alternative treatment options and full resource guide.

Imminent Discovery Nasa S Phoenix And The Secret Of Life On Mars

Author : Thomas Dehel
ISBN : 9780615211770
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NASA's Phoenix lander will reach Mars in late May, 2008, but what will it find? These authors predict the historic discovery of life on Mars, based on decades of observations of the Red Planet by the old-time astronomers. These observations include photographs of seasonal color change, spectral evidence of organic compounds, and other convincing data. If life is confirmed on Mars, why didn't modern space scientists discover life on Mars sooner? Mankind has been able to send space probes to Mars for almost 50 years. But in all that time, only two life detection probes have landed there. Were scientists overly cautions out of fear of contaminating Mars? Fear of contaminating Earth if some nation were to bring back samples? Fear of germ warfare research based on alien bacteria? Whatever combination of factors turns out correct, the authors show that an historic discovery is imminent - life on Mars! You may choose to wait, but remember - the "Pre-Phoenix" edition will not be available for long.

A Plague Upon Humanity

Author : Daniel Barenblatt
ISBN : 0060186259
Genre : History
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Documents Japan's covert biological warfare program, from the Unit 731 experimentation on thousands of Chinese victims during the Second World War, to MacArthur's contributions to limiting the unit's accountability. 35,000 first printing.

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