Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0393354379
ISBN-10: 0393354377
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Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of June 2016: It takes a special kind of writer to make topics ranging from death to our gastrointestinal tract interesting (sometimes hilariously so), and pop science writer Mary Roach is always up to the task. In her latest book, Grunt, she explores how our soldiers combat their non-gun-wielding opponents--panic, heat exhaustion, the runs, and more. It will give you a new appreciation not only for our men and women in uniform (and by the way, one of the innumerable things you’ll learn is how and why they choose the fabric for those uniforms), but for the unsung scientist-soldiers tasked with coming up with ways to keep the “grunts” alive and well. If you are at all familiar with Roach’s oeuvre, you know her enthusiasm for her subjects is palpable and infectious. This latest offering is no exception. --Erin Kodicek, The Amazon Book Review

From School Library Journal

Roach does it again. Amid all the debates about the military-industrial complex in our country, its impact on medicine, invention, and other scientific pursuits is often overlooked. Roach interviews those in science-related military careers, employing her cockeyed sense of humor and awing readers with what she uncovers. (http://ow.ly/PN4C305MyAa)—Jamie Watson, Baltimore County Public Library

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  • File Size: 12340 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (June 7, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 7, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016APOD1K
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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