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Biological & Chemical Warfare

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  • Understanding Germ Warfare

    by Editors of Scientific American

    Written for the popular reader, this small volume contains short chapters on the science behind germ warfare. How diseases occur, the creation and use of vaccines, viral genomics, and resistance to antibiotics are some of the topics. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Underground

    by Haruki Murakami

    Murakami tells the true story behind an act of terrorism that turned an average Monday morning into a national disaster.In spite of the perpetrators' intentions, the Tokyo gas attack left only twelve people dead, but thousands were injured and many suffered serious after-effects. Murakami interviews the victims to try and establish precisely what happened on the subway that day.He also interviews ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Holocaust

    A New History

    by Laurence Rees

    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER AND THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE ACCOUNT FOR 30 YEARS.'By far the clearest book ever written about the Holocaust, and also the best at explaining its origins and grotesque mentality, as well as its chaotic development' Antony Beevor'Groundbreaking. You might have thought that we know everything there is to know about the Holocaust but this book proves there is much ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Higher Form Of Killing

    by Robert Harris and 1 more

    A Higher Form of Killing was first published to great acclaim in 1982. The authors have written a new Introduction and a new Epilogue to take account of the events that have happened since the early 1980s - including the break-up of the former Soviet Union and the black market that appeared in chemical and biological weapons, the acquisition of these weapons by various Third World states, the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Spy Who Changed The World

    by Mike Rossiter

    The world first heard of Klaus Fuchs, the head of theoretical physics at the British Research Establishment at Harwell in February 1950 when he appeared at the Old Bailey, accused of passing secrets to the Soviet Union. For over sixty years disinformation and lies surrounded the story of Klaus Fuchs as the Governments of Britain, the United States and Russia all tried to cover up the truth about ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Traitors

    How Australia and its Allies betrayed our ANZACs and let Nazi and Japanese war criminals go free

    by Frank Walker

    In October 1943 Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Josef Stalin signed a solemn pact that once their enemies were defeated the Allied powers would 'pursue them to the uttermost ends of the earth and will deliver them to their accusers in order that justice may be done'. Nowhere did they say that justice would be selective. But it would prove to be.TRAITORS outlines the treachery of the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Biohazard

    by Ken Alibek

    'We thought we had lived through the terror of a nuclear war, but something far more ominous was brewing in the Soviet Union - a biological Armageddon from which no one would escape. Dr Alibek has emerged from the world's deadliest labs to tell a story that is as important as it is chilling. Sometimes the truth is far worse than fiction. No one can afford not to read this book.' Robin Cook 'As the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Alchemy of Air

    A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler

    by Thomas Hager

    A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the Haber-Bosch discovery that changed billions of lives—including your own.At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster: Mass starvation was about to become a reality. A call went out to the world’ s scientists to find a solution.This is the story of the two men who found it: brilliant, self-important ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Death By Mustard Gas: How Military Secrecy and Lost Weapons Can Kill

    by Australia. Department of Defence and 2 more

    In 1943 a top secret consignment of chemical weapons, including deadly mustard gas, arrived in Australia by ship. But there was a problem - it was leaking. Military authorities quickly realised this but, in the interests of secrecy, sent unprotected and unsuspecting wharf labourers into a lethal environment. The result was catastrophic: permanent disability and death. This shocking narrative ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • The People's War

    Britain 1939-1945

    by Angus Calder

    The 1939-45 conflict was, for Britain, a 'total war'; no section of society remained untouched by military conscription, air raids, the shipping crisis and the war economy. In this comprehensive and engrossing narrative Angus Calder presents not only the great events and leading figures but also the oddities and banalities of daily life, and in particular the parts played by ordinary people: air ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Story of the Great War

    by Donald A. MacKenzie

    The Story of the Great War is a comprehensive and masterly account of World War 1 first published in 1920.  The book stands up a century after the Armistice, and is a memorable description of what were then recent events.  Telling the story of each major conflict throughout the continent, Donald A. Mackenzie emphasises the hardships of battle, taking the Allied perspective but always remaining ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Almighty

    Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age

    by Dan Zak

    ****A Washington Post "Notable Nonfiction Book of 2016"**ON A TRANQUIL SUMMER NIGHT** in July 2012, a trio of peace activists infiltrated the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Nicknamed the “Fort Knox of Uranium,” Y-12 was supposedly one of the most secure sites in the world, a bastion of warhead parts and hundreds of tons of highly enriched uranium—enough to power thousands ... Read more

    $13.96 AUD

  • Goliath

    Why the West Isn’t Winning. And What We Must Do About It.

    by Sean McFate

    THE TIMES 100 BEST BOOKS FOR SUMMERAN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR'AN IMPORTANT BOOK' Sir Richard Dearlove, Former Director of MI6'The Freakonomics of modern warfare' Conn IgguldenEverything you think you know about war is wrong. The rules have changed, and we are dangerously unprepared. In Goliath, former paratrooper and Professor of Strategy Sean McFate teac... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Great Halifax Explosion

    A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism

    by John U. Bacon

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The riveting, tick-tock account of the largest manmade explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb, and the equally astonishing tales of survival and heroism that emerged from the ashes**, from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon**After steaming out of New York City on December 1, 1917, laden with a staggering three thousand tons of TNT and other ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Secret Science

    A Century of Poison Warfare and Human Experiments

    by Ulf Schmidt

    From the early 1990s, allegations that servicemen had been duped into taking part in trials with toxic agents at top-secret Allied research facilities throughout the twentieth century featured with ever greater frequency in the media. In Britain, a whole army of over 21,000 soldiers had participated in secret experiments between 1939 and 1989. Some remembered their stay as harmless, but there were ... Read more

    $42.89 AUD

  • The Raqqa Diaries

    Escape from Islamic State

    by Samer

    ‘Everyone should spend a couple of hours of their life reading it, to remind themselves that, even in the darkest depth of human misery, the bravest souls still exist.’ Sunday TimesSince ISIS occupied Raqqa in eastern Syria, it has become one of the most isolated and fear-ridden cities on earth.The sale of televisions has been banned, wearing trousers the wrong length is a punishable offence, and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Unit 731: Laboratory of the Devil, Auschwitz of the East

    Japanese Biological Warfare in China 1933-45

    by Yang Yan-Jun and 1 more

    This book exposes Unit 731 as being the largest bacterial warfare force in the history of the Second World War. Manufacture and the use of biological weapons, the entire process of preparation and implementation of germ warfare, with the reflection on war and human nature, medical and ethical issues, is given by the testimony of the veterans of Unit 731. This evidence is provided by the surviving ... Read more

    $12.61 AUD

  • Battlefield of the Future: 21st Century Warfare Issues - Air Theory for the 21st Century, Cyberwar, Biological Weapons and Germ Warfare, New-Era Warfare

    by Progressive Management

    This is a book about strategy and war fighting in the midst of a revolution in military affairs as the world moves into the twenty-first century. Its 11 essays examine topics such as military operations against a well-armed rogue state or NASTT (NBC-arming sponsor of terrorism and intervention) state; the potential of parallel warfare strategy for different kinds of states; the revolutionary ... Read more

    $14.72 AUD

  • Six-Legged Soldiers

    Using Insects as Weapons of War

    by Jeffrey A. Lockwood

    The emir of Bukhara used assassin bugs to eat away the flesh of his prisoners. General Ishii Shiro during World War II released hundreds of millions of infected insects across China, ultimately causing more deaths than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. These are just two of many startling examples found in Six-legged Soldiers, a brilliant portrait of the many weirdly creative, truly frightening, ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Waiting for an Army to Die

    The Tragedy of Agent Orange

    by Fred A. Wilcox

    "I died in Vietnam, but I didn’t even know it," said a young Vietnam vet on the Today Show one morning in 1978, shocking viewers across the country. Waiting for an Army to Die: The Tragedy of Agent Orange—the first book ever written on the effects of Agent Orange—tells this young vet’s story and that of hundreds of thousands of other former American servicemen. During the war, the US sprayed an ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD

  • The Pentagon's Brain

    An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

    by Annie Jacobsen

    Discover the definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, in this Pulitzer Prize finalist from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51.No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history about the organization, New York Times bestselling ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Il senso della colpa

    ai tempi del Covid-19

    by Chiara Moretti

    series Semi #19
    Dopo cinquantotto giorni di quarantena e il progressivo allentamento delle disposizioni statali, Chiara Moretti prova a tirare le somme analizzando il ruolo attribuito alla responsabilità del singolo nella gestione dell'emergenza Covid-19.Dietro questo tipo di approccio è infatti possibile individuare una strategia precisa che, facendo leva sul senso di colpa e individualizzando la pandemia, tende ... Read more

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  • Cassidy's Run

    The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas

    by David Wise

    Cassidy's Run is the riveting story of one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War—an espionage operation mounted by Washington against the Soviet Union that ran for twenty-three years. At the highest levels of the government, its code name was Operation shocker.Lured by a double agent working for the United States, ten Russian spies, including a professor at the University of Minnesota, his wife ... Read more

    $13.96 AUD

  • Joint Doctrine for Operations in Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Environments (Joint Publication 3-11) - Combat Operations, Health Service Support, Hazard Considerations

    by Progressive Management

    This publication sets forth principles to assist commanders and staffs to plan for and conduct operations in which their forces may encounter the employment or threat of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and other toxic materials. These principles apply to joint, multinational, and interagency operations.The crises and conflicts that characterize the international security environment pose ... Read more

    $2.37 AUD