Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War Setting & Symbolism

Mary Roach
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The American Military

The American military and all its branches (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard) are primary objects of the author's analysis - or rather, the circumstance-specific needs of individuals associated with service in one or more of its branches are objects of analysis. Because what service personnel are called upon to do are often uniquely demanding, as are the circumstances in which they are called upon to do it, the American military is uniquely positioned to interact with science in a unique way explored throughout the book.

Science

In the same way that the American military and the individuals involved with it are the objects of the author's investigation, so too is science and the individuals who are active in a variety of scientific fields and endeavors. The range of scientific activity, possibility, and insight explored by the book is wide, the author implying...

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