Presents best practices for standardizing procedures and technology to properly sample for biological threat agents. * Focuses on all aspects of acquiring, packaging, and transporting a representative biological sample from the environment. * Emphasizes key topics through the use of graphics, photographs, and real-world examples. * Presents detailed information in clear and concise language that can be appreciated by a technical audience and understood by nontechnical readers. * Standardizes procedures, responses, and techniques by covering multiple sampling types (air, water, and surfaces). This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.