You can count on Mary Roach to delve deeply into her investigations of anything she writes. GRUNT tackles the science of humans at war. Ms. Roach dodges hostile fire with the US Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of US 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 & gore of combat wounds.
Ms Roach gives detailed information for we civilians of what military combat life-and return home-can possibly be like. Mary Roach seems incapable of writing a boring science book; her enthusiasm and wit help to ease some of the topics under discussion.
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