Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War

Written By Mary Roach
Grunt  The Curious Science of Humans at War
  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 07 June 2016
  • ISBN : 0393245454
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 669 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War written by Mary Roach which was release on 07 June 2016, this book published by W. W. Norton & Company. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war. 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.

Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War

Grunt  The Curious Science of Humans at War
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war. Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries—panic, exhaustion, heat, ...

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  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 334
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : Describes the weirdness of space travel, answers questions about the long-term effects of living in zero gravity on the human body, and explains how space simulations on Earth can provide a preview to life in space....

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Fuzz
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : One of Bookpage's Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2021 Join America's funniest science writer (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet....

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Bonk
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 319
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : Few things are as fundamental to human happiness as sex, and few writers are as entertaining about the subject as Mary Roach.Can a woman think herself to orgasm?Is your penis three inches longer than you think?Why doesn't Viagra help women - or, for that matter, pandas?Does ...

Bonk

Bonk
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 319
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : A whimsical assessment of the science of sexual physiology considers the lighter side of such topics as the arousal of cadavers, mythologies about a woman's ability to experience orgasm, and the ineffectiveness of Viagra on female pandas. By the author of Stiff and Spook....

Grunt

Grunt
  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Release Date : 2016-07-04
  • Total pages : 38
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : Grunt by Mary Roach | Summary & Analysis Preview: Mary Roach’s Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans At War examines technological and medical research in the military. Each chapter focuses on a different topic—for example, diarrhea among soldiers—and then presents historical background, interviews with scientists and affected military personnel, ...

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  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : Does the light just go out and that’s that – the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness, persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my laptop?” Mary Roach trains her considerable humour and ...

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  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-08
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : Eating is the most pleasurable, gross, necessary, unspeakable biological process we undertake. But very few of us realise what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal - let alone have pondered the results (of the research). How have physicists made crisps crispier? What do laundry detergent ...

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Stiff
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 303
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : What happens to your body after you have died? Fertilizer? Crash Test Dummy? Human Dumpling? Ballistics Practise?Life after death is not as simple as it looks. Mary Roach's Stiff lifts the lid off what happens to our bodies once we have died. Bold, original and with a delightful eye ...

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  • Author : Virgina Morell,Mary Roach,Peter Miller
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Total pages : 62
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : The Animal Intelligence Bundle: “Minds of Their Own” by Virginia Morell (March 2008) “Almost Human” by Mary Roach (April 2008) “The Genius of Swarms” by Peter Miller (July 2007) In “Minds of Their Own,” Virginia Morell provides an overview of the science of animal intelligence. She introduces you to an African gray parrot ...

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  • Author : Mary Roach,Tim Folger
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 361
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : Presents a collection of the year's best essays written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature....

Summary of Grunt

Summary of Grunt
  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-07-04
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : Summary of Grunt by Mary Roach | Includes Analysis Preview: Mary Roach's Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans At War examines technological and medical research in the military. Each chapter focuses on a different topic--for example, diarrhea among soldiers--and then presents historical background, interviews with scientists and affected military personnel, and ...

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  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Readers Digest
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : From acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach comes the complete collection of her “My Planet” articles published in Reader’s Digest. She was a hit columnist in the magazine, and this book features the articles she wrote in that time. Insightful and hilarious, Mary explores the ins and ...

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Spook
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 311
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : Draws on the achievements of scientists, engineers, and mediums to consider the feasibility of life after death, from a reincarnation researcher's experimentation with out-of-body experiences to laboratory investigations into ghosts....

Summary and Analysis of Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 0393245454
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Summary : So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Stiff tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Mary Roach’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a ...