Title Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Near Fine
Publisher Woodstock New York London Overlook Duckworth 2003
Seller ID 005554
319 pp. Light creasing to upper edges of unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. Historical timeline, maps. Notes, Bibliography, list of illustrations, index. "From myth to history, Hercules to Hannibal, battle-elephants to bubonic plague, Greek Fire to napalm, onward and upward, here it is -- carefully documented, expansive in scope and told with brio, irony, and outrage -- the sorry story of man's genius for turning natural forces into weapons of mass destruction. But nature has its genius too, for making such weapons recoil on their inventors' heads, as surely a vials of pox are a pox on all our houses. Adrienne Mayor has given us a timely, frightening, and necessary book." -- Robert Fagles, translator of The Iliad, the Odyssey, and The Oresteia.