'Non-Lethal' Weapons

di N. Davison
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Descrizione

This book provides an up-to-date analysis of the development and deployment of 'non-lethal' weapons by police and military organizations. It reviews the key technologies, issues, and dangers, with particular attention to the development of drugs, lasers, microwaves, and acoustics as incapacitating weapons.

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Scrittore:
N. Davison

Ulteriori informazioni

Illustrations Note:
XIX, 304 p.
Indice:
Foreword by Paul Rogers Introduction The Early History of 'Non-Lethal' Weapons 'Non-Lethal' Weapons in the 1990s The Contemporary Development of 'Non-Lethal' Weapons Chemical and Biochemical Weapons Directed Energy Weapons Acoustic Weapons Conclusion Notes Index
Tipo multimediale:
Copertina rigida
Editore:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Biografia:
NEIL DAVISON is Senior Policy Adviser in the Science Policy Centre at the Royal Society. For four years he was lead researcher on 'non-lethal' weapons at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK.
Recensione:

'Set to be the standard text on 'non-lethal' weapons, this book also highlights the threat to controls on weapons of mass destruction posed by weapons development at the other end of the spectrum.' - Dr Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission

'This book, by one of the foremost experts in the field, provides a tremendous contribution. It is richly detailed, exhaustively researched, and beautifully written. It analyzes non-lethal weapons comprehensively, providing historical and contemporary exploration of the full range of applicable systems, in the U.S., U.K., and around the world. It deserves careful attention by scholars, policy-makers, and the informed public.' - Professor David A. Koplow, Director of the Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown University, USA

'This scholarly and readable book offers an absorbing account of an area of weapons development where technology might advance rapidly. It deserves wide readership and should bring these disquieting developments to greater attention.' - Lord Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society; and Master of Trinity College, University of Cambridge

'Davison has been studying this area for many years and depth of scholarship is one of the book's great strengths...This is an important book. It will not go down well with the Pentagon's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, or atTaser International. But it should be compulsory reading to those involved in "non-lethal" weapons-buying, before being exposed to salesmen touting the latest less-lethal wonder-weapon. And it should also be compulsory reading for any journalist writing about those same wonder-weapons without looking at what they mean in practice.' - David Hambling, Wired Magazine

'This is the definitive history and analysis of so-called non-lethal weapons. Neil Davison effectively demolishes the benign mask of these weapons as alternatives to deadly force, and points to the corrosive role of vested interest lobby groups, which have made these weapons popular...Davison provides a powerful moral warning about the dangers of new incapacitation weapons...' New Scientist

'This exhaustively researched book integrates complex and diffuse information into an accessible, coherent and chronological narrative of non-lethal weapons development.' Times Higher Education

'...thoroughly researched...a comprehensive record.' - The Lancet

'Davison is enormously authoritative' - Policing

Lingua:
Inglese
Edizione:
2009
Numero di Pagine:
304

Dati Principali

Tipologia prodotto:
Libro rilegato
Data di pubblicazione:
17 giugno 2009
Dimensioni del collo:
0.216 x 0.14 x 0.024 m; 0.499 kg
GTIN:
09780230221062
DUIN:
2NHMAUG8E7C
126,20 €
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