Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

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Product Details

Price
$26.95  $24.79
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393245448

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About the Author

Mary Roach is the author of five best-selling works of nonfiction, including Grunt, Stiff, and, most recently, Fuzz. Her writing has appeared in National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications. She lives in Oakland, California.

Reviews

A mirthful, informative peek behind the curtain of military science.
Covering these topics and more, Roach has done a fascinating job of portraying unexpected, creative sides of military science.
[Roach] takes on the challenges the military faces to keep its fighters safe and healthy with her trademark flair (and zingy footnotes).
Our most consistently entertaining science journalist...Roach goes where other writers wouldn't dare....And her search produces images--a kind of technopoetry--that are hard to forget.
[Roach] writes exquisitely about the excruciating....wildly informative and vividly written
Nobody does weird science quite like [Roach], and this time, she takes on war. Though all her books look at the human body in extreme situations (sex! space! death!), this isn't simply a blood-drenched affair. Instead, Roach looks at the unexpected things that take place behind the scenes.
Roach...applies her tenacious reporting and quirky point of view to efforts by scientists to conquer some of the soldier's worst enemies.
Extremely likable...and quick with a quip....[Roach's] skill is to draw out the good humor and honesty of both the subjects and practitioners of these white arts among the dark arts of war.