AUTHORBarnaby, Frank
TITLEHow to Build a Nuclear Bomb and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction
PUBLISHERNation Books
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED2004
ISBN1560256036


This concise, well-written work presents the characteristics of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and the effects of their use. The book is divided into three sections discussing the nature and effects of WMDs, WMDs and nations, and WMDs and terrorism. The section concerning terrorism contains chapters on terrorist groups capable of producing WMDs, counter-terrorism measures, and\ possible future terrorist activities. A chapter on nuclear weapons discusses fission, boosted fission, fusion, and weapons, as well as radiological dispersal devices (RDDs or "dirty bombs"). Case studies of Iraq and North Korea (DPRK) illustrate nations thought to be involved in the production of WMDs. A short bibliography is included. The author, nuclear physicist Frank Barnaby, worked at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston, and was director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.


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