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Grunt

The Curious Science of Humans at War

by Mary Roach

Hardcover, 285 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 |

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The best-selling author of Gulp and Stiff explores the science of keeping humans healthy and focused in the extreme environments of war, drawing on interviews with doctors, uniform designers, trainers and weapons testers to illuminate how soldiers are conditioned to survive traumas ranging from heat and panic to exhaustion and noise.

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From Medical Maggots To Stench Soup, 'Grunt' Explores The Science Of Warfare

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