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Medicine > Toxicology
Poison: A Double-Edged Civilizational Building Block: Volume I: Reexamining the History of Chemical and Biological Warfare (Antiquity to 1899)
Zanders, Jean Pascal
ISBN 13: 
9780128127704
ISBN 10: 
0128127708
Category: 
Toxicology
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Elsevier
Publication Date: 
05/2020
Format: 
Paperback
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
Academic Press
Audience: 
Professional and scholarly
Pages: 
185
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
99.95 (Tentative Price May Change)
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Synopsis:

Poison: A Double-edged Civilizational Building Block, Volume One, Reexamining the History of Chemical and Biological Warfare (Antiquity to 1899), the new release in the History of Toxicology and Environmental Health series traces the history of poison as a weapon of war, beginning at the dawn of modern humans and going through to the 1899 Hague Peace Conference. The book analyzes the technological developments that enable and constrain the use of poison as a weapon, their history of use, and the tensions that exist between opportunity and prohibition of poison warfare, and between prohibition and technological progress.

This book will be of interest to researchers and students interested in toxicology and chemical and biological warfare agents, as well as policymakers, military historians and those interested in scientific history.



  • Outlines the social, political and scientific development of the concept of poison
  • Analyzes the technological developments that enable and constrain the use of poison as a weapon
  • Frames the historic and scientific reasons for classifications of chemical and biological toxins within warfare

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