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Bomb Squad
  • Trim Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604136243
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-624-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 363
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Criminals use explosives to kill, maim, and intimidate, and as a tool for robbing banks, safes, homes, and other targets. Terrorists first utilized explosives in the 17th century in a failed plot to assassinate England's King James I. Since then, militant groups such as the Irish Republican Army, the Ku Klux Klan, and al Qaeda have used bombings to kill, injure, and terrify their victims. Law enforcement officials have a special response for this unique form of violence. Bomb Squad details the history and evolution of that response, the techniques used to locate and disarm explosives, and the risks involved for officers who face death every time they respond to a bomb threat.

Key topics covered include:

  • Types of explosives
  • Evolution of bomb squad units
  • Serial bombers
  • Political bombings
  • Use of explosives by organized crime
  • Protective gear used by bomb squad officers
  • Bomb detection tools and techniques
  • Methods used to trace and identify bombers.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Endnotes. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Michael Newton has published more than 220 books since 1977. His history of the Florida Ku Klux Klan, The Invisible Empire, won the Florida Historical Society's 2002 Rembert Patrick Award for "Best Book in Florida History," and his Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology was one of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Works in 2006. His nonfiction work includes more than 20 volumes for Facts On File and Chelsea House.

Reviews and Awards

"Solidly and comprehensively researched...An attractive design, plenty of photos, and solid back matter complete each package. Extremely useful for students and appealing for browsers."


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