Incendiary weapons / Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ; [written by Malvern Lumsden]

Publisher: MIT Press

Physical Description:

255 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. 25 cm.


Incendiary weapons History.


A catalog of information on the history and effects of napalm and other incendiary weapons, whose use has grown during past decades. On-the-horizon weapons, such as chemical fire balls, will present frightening possibilities. This book should be of use in forthcoming negotiations on international legal conventions to prohibit some types of incendiary weapons.

1. The rise of incendiary weapons
Appendix 1A. Incendiary weapons of World War I and World War II
Appendix 1B. Large-scale fires
Appendix 1C. Resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly on napalm and other incendiary weapons and related topics
2. Incendiary weapons today
3. Thermal effects of incendiary weapons on the human body
4. Toxic effects of incendiary weapons on the human body
Appendix 4A. Toxic effects of white phosphorus (WP) munitions
Appendix 4B. Toxicity of incendiary agents, additives and products combustion


Location: Stacks
Call No. UG447.65 .S76 1975
Barcode: 20810

Status: Non-circulating