Bestselling science writer Mary Roach visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss her book "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War". In "Grunt", Roach tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries―panic, exhaustion, heat, noise―and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. She dodges hostile fire with the USMC Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat.
Mary Roach is an American author, specializing in popular science and humor.
A rollicking ride full of insights that fascinate as much as they disgust, Grunt is a unique investigation of the science that seeks to keep human beings intact, sane, uninfected and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.Find out more