Jonathan B. Tucker received a B.S. in biology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in political science, specializing in defense and arms control studies, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the past ten years, he has been a chemical and biological weapons specialist at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Dr. Tucker previously worked as an arms control specialist for Congress and the State Department and as an editor at Scientific American and at High Technology magazine, where he wrote about biomedical research, biotechnology, and military technologies. He lives in Washington, D.C.
"ChillingE a history of the race between the advance of this taboo technology and the political efforts to abolish it. TuckerEhas a gift for making military science readable"--The New York Times"[Tucker] writes clearly and forcefully, making his case not through argument but through the patient accumulation of appalling detailEAn immensely useful book, presenting a vast trove of vital information in highly readable form."--The San Francisco Chronicle"Compelling Eoffers a comprehensive history of chemical weapons, the most widely used WMD in modern history."--The Washington Post Book World"Outstanding. . .fascinating. . . Everyone who believes weapons of mass destruction exist only in fantasy need but read this book. They are closer than you think."--The Decatur Daily