The Resource Greek fire, poison arrows, and scorpion bombs : biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world, Adrienne Mayor

Greek fire, poison arrows, and scorpion bombs : biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world, Adrienne Mayor

Label
Greek fire, poison arrows, and scorpion bombs : biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world
Title
Greek fire, poison arrows, and scorpion bombs
Title remainder
biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
Adrienne Mayor
Title variation
Biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Flamethrowers, poison gases, incendiary bombs, the large-scale spreading of disease ... are these terrifying agents and implements of warfare modern inventions? Not by a long shot. Weapons of biological and chemical warfare have been in use for thousands of years, and Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs, Adrienne Mayor's fascinating exploration of the origins of biological and unethical warfare draws extraordinary connections between the mythical worlds of Hercules and the Trojan War, the accounts of Herodotus and Thucydides, and modern methods of war and terrorism. Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs will catapult readers into the dark and fascinating realm of ancient war and mythic treachery and their devastating consequences
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
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Mayor, Adrienne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UG447.8
LC item number
.M335 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military art and science
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Chemical weapons
  • Biological weapons
  • Biological weapons
  • Chemical weapons
  • Military art and science
  • Weapons of mass destruction
Label
Greek fire, poison arrows, and scorpion bombs : biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world, Adrienne Mayor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Overlook Duckworth."
  • "First published in paperback in the United States in 2009 by the Overlook Press"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-305] and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the 2009 edition -- Historical time line -- The maps -- Introduction: War outside the rules -- Hercules and the Hydra : the invention of biological weapons -- Alexander the Great and the arrows of doom -- Poison waters, deadly vapors -- A casket of plague in the Temple of Babylon -- Sweet sabotage -- Animal allies and scorpion bombs -- Infernal fire -- Afterword: The many-headed Hydra
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2009 ed..
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780715638521
Isbn Type
(UK : pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233939783
  • (OCoLC)ocn233939783
Label
Greek fire, poison arrows, and scorpion bombs : biological and chemical warfare in the ancient world, Adrienne Mayor
Publication
Note
  • "Overlook Duckworth."
  • "First published in paperback in the United States in 2009 by the Overlook Press"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-305] and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the 2009 edition -- Historical time line -- The maps -- Introduction: War outside the rules -- Hercules and the Hydra : the invention of biological weapons -- Alexander the Great and the arrows of doom -- Poison waters, deadly vapors -- A casket of plague in the Temple of Babylon -- Sweet sabotage -- Animal allies and scorpion bombs -- Infernal fire -- Afterword: The many-headed Hydra
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
2009 ed..
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780715638521
Isbn Type
(UK : pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233939783
  • (OCoLC)ocn233939783

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