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The Resource Grunt : the curious science of humans at war, Mary Roach

Grunt : the curious science of humans at war, Mary Roach

Label
Grunt : the curious science of humans at war
Title
Grunt
Title remainder
the curious science of humans at war
Statement of responsibility
Mary Roach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At a converted movie studio amputee actors help prepare army medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds, while at the base for anti-terror operations in East Africa diarrhoea threatens national security. Beyond weapons and strategy, this is about the other side of war - how to tackle the challenging adversaries of panic, exhaustion, heat and noise. From maggot debridement therapy to the slightly tricky ethics of testicular transplants, Roach takes us on a rollicking ride full of insights that fascinate as much as they disgust. Not one to shrink away from the gritty details, she samples caffeinated meat, sniffs archival World War II stink bombs, dodges enemy fire with the Marine Corps' paintball team and stays up all night with the sleep-deprived crew of a nuclear submarine
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Roach, Mary
Dewey number
  • 355'.002
  • 355.002
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Military art and science
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
Grunt : the curious science of humans at war, Mary Roach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781780749778
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781780749778
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Grunt : the curious science of humans at war, Mary Roach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781780749778
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781780749778
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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