Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Chemical weapons

Cathedrals of Science
Cathedrals of Science The Personalities and Rivalries That Made Modern Chemistry By Coffey, Patrick Book - 2008 540 C674c 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Chemist and scholar Coffey brings to life the struggles of pioneering chemists who modernized the field. While more interested in doing science and getting credit, their results changed the world.

Chemical and Biological Warfare
Chemical and Biological Warfare The Cruelest Weapons By Pringle, Laurence Book - 2000 j 358.34 P957c 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the history and development of chemical and biological weapons and discusses their proliferation, association with terrorism, and efforts to control their use.

War of Nerves
War of Nerves Chemical Warfare From World War I to Al-Qaeda By Tucker, Jonathan B. Book - 2006 358.34 T892w 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Statesmen, generals, and diplomats have long debated the military utility and morality of chemical warfare. In 1925, the use of chemical weapons in war was prohibited by international treaty; but that was hardly the end of the story.

After the Dancing Days
After the Dancing Days By Rostkowski, Margaret I. Book - 1986 j ROSTKOWSK

Annotation:A forbidden friendship with a badly disfigured soldier in the aftermath of World War I forces thirteen-year-old Annie to redefine the word "hero" and to question conventional ideas of patriotism.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds
In the Shadow of Blackbirds A Novel By Winters, Cat Book - 2013 y WINTERS 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, something she dismisses as unscientific until the ghost of her sweetheart- killed by the gas she is told- starts appearing.

An Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War One
An Illustrated History of the Weapons of World War One A Comprehensive Chronological Directory of the Military Weapons Used in World War One, From Field Artillery and Machine-guns to the Rise of U-boats and Allied Submarines By Westwell, Ian Book - 2011 623.409041 W538i 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A detailed reference guide to the weapons of World War I, with evocative color and black and white photographs.

Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World By Mayor, Adrienne Book - 2003 358.309 M473g 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:From the legend of Hercules and his poison arrows to Greek fire flung from war ships, Mayor takes readers on an absorbing and macabre trip though the Ancient World.

A History of Chemical and Biological Weapons
A History of Chemical and Biological Weapons By Spiers, Edward M. Book - 2010 358.3 S755h 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A timely and balanced historical survey, Spiers cuts through the scare tactics and hype to provide a thorough and even-handed examination of the weapons themselves.

Napalm An American Biography By Neer, Robert M. Book - 2013 355.8245 N381n 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Robert Neer has written the first history of napalm, from its inaugural test on the Harvard College soccer field, to a Marine Corps plan to attack Japan with millions of bats armed with tiny napalm time bombs, to the reflections of Phan Thi Kim Phuc, a girl who knew firsthand about its power and its morality.


A look at Chemical Weapons in history and politics.