Biotechnology and the Biological Weapons Convention

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Published by Agenda Verlag in Münster .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction -- (1972),
  • Biological weapons,
  • Biological arms control

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-128).

Book details

StatementKathryn Nixdorff ... [et al.] ; [FONAS joint projects on Preventive Arms Control (PRK)].
SeriesSeries science, disarmament and international security -- 3
ContributionsNixdorff, Kathryn.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUG447.8 .B575 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16411831M
ISBN 103896881817
ISBN 109783896881816
LC Control Number2007493315

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