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Author Avery, Donald, 1938-

Title Pathogens for war : biological weapons, Canadian life scientists, and North American biodefence / Donald Avery
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 410 pages) : illustrations, digital file
Contents Introduction -- 1 Canada's Role in Allied Biological Warfare Planning in the Second World War -- 2 Bioweapons in the Cold War: Scientific Research, Civil Defence, and International Controversy -- 3 Operational Biological Weapons and Alliance Cooperation, 1955-1969 -- 4 Canada and BW Disarmament: National and International Developments, 1968-1975 -- 5 Triple Threats: Biowarfare, Terrorism, and Pandemics, 1970-1985 -- 6 Preventing Germ Warfare in the Age of the Biotechnology Revolution -- 7 Biodefence after 9/11: Old Problems and New Directions Conclusion -- List of Biological Agents and Toxins -- Biographical Profile of Key Biowarfare Scientists -- Glossary of terms
Summary Explores how Canada and its allies have attempted to deal with the threat of germ warfare since WWII. Avery investigates the relationship between bioweapons, poison gas, and nuclear devices, as well as the connection beetween bioattacks and natural disease pandemics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Biological weapons -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Bioterrorism -- Canada -- Prevention -- History -- 20th century.
Communicable diseases -- Canada -- Prevention -- History -- 20th century.
Life scientists -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Canada -- Military policy -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442664983 (electronic bk.)
9781442664982 (electronic bk.)