Biohazard, subtitled The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World – Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It, is the title of a book by former Soviet biological warfare researcher Ken Alibek that purports. Colonel Kanatzhan “Kanat” Alibekov known as Kenneth “Ken” Alibek since – is a former .. Alibek, Ken and Steven Handelman (), Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World. Anthrax. Smallpox. Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of.
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In biohzard, he defected to the United States; he has since become an American citizen and made his living as a biodefense consultant, speaker, and entrepreneur.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This book will open your eyes bilhazard the reality of the real world. Autobiographical stuff to hold the story together, but not too much to detract from the subject. I decided to try this book years back to broaden my horizons. Aug 09, Daniela Celhay rated it really liked it.
I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t know what anthrax and brucellosis and smallpox really were. What Kanatjan Alibekov describes in this book as truthful and factual. According to Alibek the highest scientists in the program did not ever work on actual strategy or tactics for using the weapons- but did anyone in the military have the scientific knowledge to kennethh how to use these effectively?
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Return to Book Page. As the Soviet Empire collapses around him, he is forced to rethink the diabolical program that he was so Biohazard was one of those books that you wished was fiction. Based in Washington, D.
Still a great book for anyone Biohazard by Ken Alibek is a very interesting read for everyone who is interested in the field of biology and wants to know more about bioweapons. As the book reveals, unfortunately Alibek gave up his own health and time with his family for the dangerous bioweapon research he and other scientists were doing in the former Soviet Union at the ailbek. There are actually two horror stories in “Biohazard” – the diseases are horrible enough, but the idea of a multi-billion dollar effort operating undetected, almost unsuspected, for twenty years is even worse The style is conversational, and it avoids being too technical.
Cecropins and synthetic analogs. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia’s content policies, particularly neutral point of view. But beyond these is a twisted world of lies and mirrors, and the riveting parable of the greatest perversion of science in history.
Informative book about Soviet bioweapons research and development. He focuses on the role of chronic viral and bacterial infections in causing age-related diseases and premature aging.
I recommend reading this book, but be warned, it will damage your view of our species. This would be completely understandable assuming that he considers the US to be his new benefactors. Great book for those wanting to know a bit of what went on and how, on the development of bioweapons during the cold war. Besides the weaponry, Alibek’s own story of recruitment and eventual dissatisfaction and defection to the United States is fascinating.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. To think that that all of our advances in GMO’s and vaccinations started with mankind’s desires to kill each other with weapons of mass destruction seems disturbingly realistic after reading this book.
The grim world of the Cold War is told perfectly in this book.
It provides a high level of detail and works to fill in a great many of the gaps in the history of biowarfare. Biohazafd Music Stream millions of songs. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The book was short and informative. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
To be clear from the start, the book was written in late The technical details are vivid and terrible even as the human story unfolds. The thing i really did like about the book though is What Kanatjan Alibekov describes in this book as truthful and factual.
While we all grew up with the anxiety of alivek threat of a nuclear winter, little did we know there was an equally horrific menace from biotechnology.
Peptide antibiotics from the animal kingdom: The book is full of revelations—evidence of biowarfare programs in Cuba and India, actual deployments at Stalingrad and in Afghanistan, experiments with mood-altering agents, a contingency plan to attack major American cities, and the true story behind the mysterious anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk. Refresh and try again.