Grunt the curious science of humans at war
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Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016].
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433 pages ; 23 cm.
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
LP 355.0709 ROACH 2016

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Large Print
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English
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9781410490698 (large print : hardcover), 1410490696 (large print : hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references(pages 419-430).
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Roach, M. (2016). Grunt: the curious science of humans at war . Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roach, Mary. 2016. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans At War. Farmington Hills, Mich: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Roach, Mary. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans At War Farmington Hills, Mich: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Roach, Mary. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans At War Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.

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