Toxic Terror: Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons, [A book from the "BCSIA (Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs) Studies in International Security" series], 1stEdition, Edited by Jonathan B. Tucker. paperback, 6" x 9" [Cover Photo: A Japanese policeman in a protective suite used a cages canary as a primitive nerve gas detector during a search of Aum Shinrikyo headquarters in the Mt. Fuji foothills in late March 1995]
The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138: x + 303 Pages: Publication Date: 2000 [Fourth printing 2001]: ISBN-10: 0-262-70071-9. ISBN-13: 978-0-262-70071-9: Price $26.00/£16.95
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This time we sent Toxic Terror: Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons edited by Jonathan B. Tucker (Published by The MIT Press), to two reviewers from two different continents. Both of them are leading lights in their subjects and are widely respected all over the world. The first is from UK and the second from India.
The reviewers were not only requested to send us detailed reviews, but were asked to rate this book on a scale of ten. The following rating scale was provided to the reviewers.
0: Waste of time
1: Of minimal interest
2: Of little interest
3: Of some interest
4: Slightly below average
6: Slightly above average
8: Very Good
10: Truly Outstanding
Here are both the reviews - with ratings.
Review 1 by Gyan Fernando, UK
Review 2 by Geeta Saluja, India
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