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

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August 2001



From fear of sabotage on the London Underground to the first anthrax bomb and massive outdoor tests, Britain and Biological Warfare tells the largely untold history of biological weapons research and policy in the UK. Drawing on recently declassified documents, this book charts the secret history of germ warfare policy from the 1930s to the mid-1960s. Britain and Biological Warfare explores the role of independent advisors in shaping one of the most significant biological warfare research programmes in history.


Acknowledgements Acronyms and Abbreviations 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 Bibliography Index


BRIAN BALMER is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London. He has published widely on the sociology and politics of research in biotechnology and human genetics.


'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
EAN: 9780333754306
ISBN: 0333754301
Untertitel: Expert Advice and Science Policy, 1930-65. 2001. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2001
Seitenanzahl: 246 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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