Originally published in print format in 2002.
The Encyclopedia of Terrorism presents authoritative coverage of what is currently one of the world's most important topics. With more than 300 articles, the encyclopedia provides detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when, and why of terrorism. Up-to-date and timely, the articles cover such topics as Al-Qaeda, biological terrorism, extremism, Saddam Hussein, Jihad, Zacarias Moussaoui, and suicide bombers. Its concise, readable format and detailed chronology, photographs, maps, and charts make this an essential reference.
Key Features include:
- More than 300 authoritative, in-depth articles
- Extensive, balanced coverage of terrorist groups (such as the IRA), key events (including September 11), people, terms, and statistics, as well as biographical, historical, and geographical information
- Cross-references to related entries at the end of each article
- Comprehensive, global coverage
- Valuable appendices include: list of government organizations, list of terrorist organizations, list of well known female terrorists, detailed list of further readings
Features and benefits include:
- Authored by world renowned expert who brings the knowledge of a career studying terrorism and terrorist activities, along with a deep familiarity with the events and people involved in both World Trade Center attacks in 1993 and 2001.
- Comprehensive chronology in the back organized by calendar dates. Because many terrorists acknowledge a preceding event with terrorist activity, the calendar format makes these links clear and obvious.
- Writing style is very appropriate for the public and school library market.
- An excellent illustration program makes the book accessible to readers from high school on up.
This title is now available in eBook format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.