Science Writer Mary Roach Tackles the Evolution of War in 'Grunt'

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A wounded German soldier at a dressing station, World War I, 1915. A photograph from Der Grosse Krieg in Bildern.

How have humans managed to survive the bizarre and inhuman circumstances of war? In Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, best-selling author and science writer Mary Roach looks at what has (and hasn’t) changed about war over the centuries. Roach gets a firsthand look at the science of modern war - from combat practice with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team, to learning about the dangers of diarrhea at Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti.

 

Event: Mary Roach will be in conversation with AJ Jacobs on June 6th at 7p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Union Square (33 East 17th Street).