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Making the nation safer [electronic resource] : the role of science and technology in countering terrorism / Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism, National Research Council.

Contributor(s): National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 415 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0309529018 (electronic bk.); 9780309529013 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Terrorism -- Prevention -- Technological innovations | Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention | Terrorism -- prevention and control -- United States | Science -- United States | Technology -- United States | Electronic books | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Law Enforcement | Electronic books | Terrorismus | Bek�ampfung | Wissenschaft | Technik | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making the nation safer.DDC classification: 363.3/2/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Nuclear and radiological threats -- 3. Human and agricultural health systems -- 4. Toxic chemicals and explosive materials -- 5. Information technology -- 6. Energy systems -- 7. Transportation systems -- 8. Cities and fixed infrastructure -- 9. The response of people to terrorism -- 10. Complex and interdependent systems -- 11. The significance of crosscutting challenges and technologies -- 12. Equipping the federal government to counter terrorism -- 13. Essential partners in a national strategy: states and cities, industry, and universities.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction -- 2. Nuclear and radiological threats -- 3. Human and agricultural health systems -- 4. Toxic chemicals and explosive materials -- 5. Information technology -- 6. Energy systems -- 7. Transportation systems -- 8. Cities and fixed infrastructure -- 9. The response of people to terrorism -- 10. Complex and interdependent systems -- 11. The significance of crosscutting challenges and technologies -- 12. Equipping the federal government to counter terrorism -- 13. Essential partners in a national strategy: states and cities, industry, and universities.

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