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Title: GRUNT
THE CURIOUS SCIENCE OF HUMANS AT WAR
By: Mary Roach
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1786070898
ISBN 13: 9781786070890
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Publisher: ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS
Pub. date: 1 June, 2017
Pages: 288
Description: 'The most entertaining writer in science' - The Times, Books of the Year - explores the mysterious world of military science
Synopsis: A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Science & Technology Book Prize 'The most entertaining writer in science' - The Times, Books of the Year War. Mention it and most of us think of history, of conflicts on foreign soil, of heroism and compromise, of strategy and weapons. But there's a whole other side to the gruesome business of the battlefield. In Grunt, the inimitable Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.Setting about her task with infectious enthusiasm, she sniffs World War II stink bombs, tests earplugs in a simulated war zone and burns the midnight oil with the crew of a nuclear submarine. Speaking to the scientists and the soldiers, she learns about everything from life-changing medical procedures to innovations as esoteric as firing dead chickens at fighter jets. Engrossing, insightful and laugh-out-loud funny, this is an irresistible ride to the wilder shores of modern military life.
Illustrations: 15 greyscale images
Publication: UK
Imprint: Oneworld Publications
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