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Britain and Biological Warfare : Expert Advice and Science Policy, 1930-65 - Brian Balmer

Britain and Biological Warfare

Expert Advice and Science Policy, 1930-65

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Published: 31st August 2001
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From fear of sabotage in the London Underground to the first anthrax bomb and the massive outdoor tests, Brian Balmer tells the largely untold history of biological weapons research and policy in Britain. Drawing on recently declassified documents, this book charts the secret history of germ warfare policy from the 1930's to the mid-1960's. "Britain and Biological Warfare" explores the role of independent scientific advisors in shaping one of the most significant biological warfare research programs in history.

'The first substantial account of the rise and fall of Britain as world leader in biological armament - essential reading for understanding bioweapons proliferation today.' - J.P. Perry Robinson, Sussex Director, Harvard Sussex Program, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex



'This is a powerful study in an area that is of grim relevance for science and terrorism...Drawing on recently released government papers, Balmer's book makes shocking and essential reading.' - John Cornwell, Sunday Times

Biological Warfare and Scientific Expertise
Bacteriological Warfare as a Public Health Threat
Hankey's Step Further
The Growth of Biological Warfare Research
Project Red Admiral
Trials for Biological Warfare
The Drift of Biological Weapons Policy
A New Threat
Making Threats
Appendix
Outline Chronology
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ISBN: 9780333754306
ISBN-10: 0333754301
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 31st August 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1