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Bioterrorism: Threat of Massive Global Destruction

 
R C Mishra (Author)
Synopsis We are living in the age of the Big Biology. Biological sciences such as genetic engineering, molecular biology, genomics, etc., promise to resolve problems that plagued humankind for centuries, from the provision of enough food to the treatment of fatal diseases. But the achievements of biology can be used to protect life or to create new dangerous substances that can be used as biological weapons. Terrorists could cause unprecedented devastation by unleashing biological warfare agents. The potential of biological weapons to cause death and suffering is similar to that of nuclear weapons. A bio-weapons attack could, like nuclear attack, push a nation beyond the "point of non-recovery". Reaction to a bio-weapons attack could conceivably generate sufficient fear and urgency to threaten fundamental democratic principles and even confidence in government. The threats posed by biological weapons are likely to continue into the future. We need a system of global protection. We should launch programmes of fundamental and applied research. This book is a comprehensive attempt to provide authoritative information on bioterrorism, the threat of massive global destruction, the contemporary world faces. It provides an indepth understanding of biological weapons, its past, present and future directions. It also deals with practical, scientific, precautionary methods to confront the escalated threat of bioterrorism. The book will be a highly beneficial reference tool for all those concerned to live together.
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About the author

R C Mishra

Dr. R.C. Mishra completed his B.Sc. with a first division and M.Sc. (Botany) also with a first division from Univerwsity of Allahabad and was placed n the merit llist. He was then enrolled for a Ph.D., did research on Environmental Science, and received U.G.C. fellowship for research. He completed his Ph.D. on the topic "Ecological Observation on Degraded Land with special Reference to Silica Sand Mining and Sand Stone Quarrying " Its Effects on Environment, at the University of Allahabad in 1992. He was selected for the prestigious I.P.S. in 1989 and was also selected in the U.P. PCS in the same year. He has attended various seminars and symposia on different aspects of crime; narcotics administration; human rights, etc. He has also participated in different programmes such as group discussion, talks and interviews on A.I.R. at Rohtak and Delhi. Apart from contributing papers and articles to various journals and magazines, he has successfully translated all the three volumes of Punjab Police Rules in Hindi. He has also written a number of summaries and abstracts for the Police Training College. His book, Cyber Crime: Impacts in the New Millennium, was introduced by the Home Ministry as the cops manual. Currently, Dr. Mishra is posted as Principal and Deputy Director of Police Training College, Madhuban, Karnal. He is also the recipient of the Human Rights Millennium Award presented by the International Association of Educators for World Peace.

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Bibliographic information

Title Bioterrorism: Threat of Massive Global Destruction
Author R C Mishra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Publisher Authors Press
Language: English
isbn 8172731078
length viii+327p., Tables; Illustrations; 23cm