Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press/Elsevier, [2008]
xv, 380 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

This is an authoritative text that brings together diverse knowledge gained from both the experience of clinicians treating blast casualties and the insights of scientists obtained from research and modeling of blast exposures. By providing information on explosion and blast injury patterns, as well as the mechanism of blast-induced injuries, it is a useful reference for both physicians and researchers. With contributions by experts from around the globe, the book covers topics such as the epidemiology of blast and explosion injury, pathology and pathophysiology, and the modeling and mechanism of injury. Finally, this book might stimulate additional studies into ways to improve our current mass casualty response systems. It covers the latest in current issues and hazards encountered by US and world forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.