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

Roach, Mary author. (Author).
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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola LP 355.0709 ROA (Text) 33118000176027 Adult: Large Print Checked out 01/03/2017
Greentown Public Library - Greentown 355 ROACH LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000082214 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch LP 355.07 ROACH (Text) 33946003118648 Large Print . 2nd Floor Available -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale LP 355.07 ROA (Text) 70743000151216 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Shelby County Public Library - Shelby County 355.02 ROA (Text) 78731000492948 New Material Available -

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

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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
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