The A to Z of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare covers the development and use of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons as well as efforts to limit or control the use of these weapons through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, and dictionary entries. Over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries provide a unique selection of terms related to NBC warfare, ranging from basic descriptions of substances used in NBC warfare to details on incidents and episodes where NBC weapons were used. Entries are structured around historical events, persons important to NBC warfare, countries where such weapons have been developed or used, and international treaties and treaty-related organizations.
Benjamin C. Garrett serves as the Senior Scientist for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in the FBI Laboratory. During his 32 year professional career, he has held various positions in industry and government supporting the defense and intelligence communities. John Hart is Head of the Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme of the Non-Proliferation and Export Control Project at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He has worked for more than 10 years as a researcher in the arms control and disarmament field within academia and think tanks.