Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs
A gripping and groundbreaking history of how ancient cultures developed and used biological, chemical, and other unconventional weapons of war
Flamethrowers, poison gases, incendiary bombs, the large-scale spreading of disease: are these terrifying agents of warfare modern inventions? Not by a long shot. In this riveting history of the origins…
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1 author picked Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
This book is a history of chemical and biological warfare in antiquity that is full of fascinating revelations. Adrienne Mayor investigates ancient texts and legends to explore early methods of warfare that continue to have relevance today. This book illustrates that ethical debates over the use of chemical weapons are as old as humanity itself.
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