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Grunt : the curious science of humans at war / by Mary Roach.

Roach, Mary (author.).

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 355.0709 ROA (Text) 33118000176027 Adult: Large Print Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 355 ROACH LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000082214 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 355.07 ROA (Text) 70743000151216 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main 355.0709 ROAC (Text) 39231033232006 Large Print Collection Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 355.02 ROA (Text) 78731000492948 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch LP 355.07 ROACH (Text) 33946003118648 Biographies . End of Nonfiction section . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410490698
  • ISBN: 1410490696
  • Physical Description: 433 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (Pages 419-430).
Summary, etc.:
'Grunt' tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries -- panic, exhaustion, heat, noise -- and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds. At Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, in east Africa, we learn how diarrhea can be a threat to national security. Roach samples caffeinated meat, sniffs an archival sample of a World War II stink bomb, and stays up all night with the crew tending the missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee. She answers questions not found in any other book on the military: Why is DARPA interested in ducks? How is a wedding gown like a bomb suit? Why are shrimp more dangerous to sailors than sharks? Take a tour of duty with Roach, and you'll never see our nation's defenders in the same way again.
Subject: Military art and science > Technological innovations > United States.
Military art and science > Technological innovations > United States > History > 21st century.
Military research > United States.
Large type books.

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