Dr. Thompson was born in West Virginia but now is a long-time resident of Phoenix, Arizona. He first became interested in ABC warfare when he served as an industrial medical officer at the Norfolk Navy Air Repair Facility. He has worked on this book for several years and now thinks it time to publish it in view of the threat of terrorism. This manual is intended for the general public. It will help them understand what is at stake should a disaster occur. Every family should have a working knowledge of what it takes to survive.