Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Publish date: 2016-06-07
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
One morning you wake up and realize you just never thought that much about the stuff of war. Thankfully, Roach has gone before and asked the awkward questions. Yeah, new weapons and planes and ships have to be developed, I knew about those enormous contracts.. But also someone has to work out all th...
Grunt, the latest work by Mary Roach, explores some of the more interesting bits of what keeps the military running. And those bits are even stranger than you'd expect, if you've read any of Roach's previous works. With chapters like Second Skin, Sweating Bullets, and What Doesn't Kill You Will Ma...
One of my favorite things as a librarian is helping people search for odd topics. These searches frequently turn up bizarre studies that make me wonder how on earth anyone got their grant approved (getting rats addicted to cocaine comes to mind here). If I wasn’t a librarian, I would love to have a ...