International Encyclopaedia of Bioterrorism and Biological Weapons (2 Vols)
Bioterrorism is the use of a biological weapon against a civilian or military population by a government, organisation or individual. As with any form of terrorism its purposes includes the undermining of morale, creating chaos or achieving political goals. Biological weapons are micro-organisms and toxins to produce disease and death in humans, livestock and crops. Bioterrorism can also be used as a weapon to damage or destroy the economy of the target nation. Indeed, the few anthrax incidents in the last few months of 2001 cost the United States Government hundreds of millions of dollars in treatment, investigation and other response measures.
Md. Elyas is a Reader in Department of Political Science at Agra University. He has obtained his M.A. in Political Science and was awarded the Gold Medal for standing first position in University. He receive his ph.H in International Politics from Aligarh Muslim University. He has to his credit brilliant and rich teaching experience. Besides, he is an ardent researcher and has tremendous organization capacity. He has participated and presented his papers in many seminars and conferences in India and abroad on Terrorism, Biological Weapons and on International Politics. He has Travelled widely in Europe, Canada, Middle East, Pakistan, U.S.A. and African Countries.
Contents: (Vol. I) Preface v 1. Bioterrorism: Biological Agents and Its Attacks 1 2. Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Use of Terrorism 11 3. Non-Conventional Warfare in the Iran Iraq War 33 4. Legal Measures for Preventing Biological Terrorism 49 5. Vulnerability of U.S. Agriculture to Bio-Attacks 103 6. Bio Terror for People and community 111 7. Potential Impact of a Major Act of Agroterrorism 133 8. Recent Issues Concerning the Chemical Weapons 143 9. One-Site Inspections and the Convention of Chemical Weapons 171 10. IndividualÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Strategy for Bio Terrorism 199 11. International Criminal Laws Approach to Bio Terrorism 241 12. Proliferation Problem and the New World Order 261 13. Enforceability of the Chemical Weapons Conventions 277 Bibliography 293 Index 299 Contents: (Vol. II) Preface v 1. Biological Weapons: An Introduction 1 2. Defensive Measures for Biological Weapons 29 3. Recognition of Biological Weapons 35 4. Expansion of The Biological Weapons 43 5. Diagnosis and Management of Biological Weapons 69 6. Toxins as Biological Weapons 75 7. Bioregulatory Peptides 95 8. Convention of Biological and Toxin Weapons 113 9. Biological Weapons and Toxin 133 10. Preparing Targets for Biological Weapons 149 11. Future for Non-Conventional Weaponry 165 Anthrax 183 Botulinum Toxin 231 Brucellosis 239 Bubonic Plague 246 Cholera 263 Coccidioidomycosis 275 Ebola 277 Glanders 290 Japanese Encephalitis 292 Melioidosis 296 Mycotoxin 303 Psittacosis 307 Q Fever 311 Rift Valley Fever 315 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever 318 Saxitoxin 326 Shigella 340 Smallpox 342 Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B 366 Tularemia 367 Typhes 372 Yellow Fever 378 Bibliography 391 Index 395