Please click above

to give us a rating

Choked written by Tania Carver performed by Martyn Waites on CD (Abridged)

Choked written by Tania Carver performed by Martyn Waites on CD (Abridged)£4.99  -  £9.99

'I have something you've lost,' the voice said. 'Your daughter.' He will threaten her. The honeymoon is over for newlywed criminologist Marina Esposito. Her house is in flames. Her cop husband is in a coma. Her baby daughter is missing. And then her phone rings . . .

Grunt - The Curious Science of Humans at War written by Mary Roach performed by Abby Elvidge on CD (Unabridged)

Grunt - The Curious Science of Humans at War written by Mary Roach performed by Abby Elvidge on CD (Unabridged)
  Zoom
Our Price:  £19.99Earn 19 Loyalty Points
+

ISBN:  9781511367943
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Popular Science
Duration:  537 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Mary Roach
Narrator 1:  Abby Elvidge

Availability:  

  


We are currently running a special offer leading to FREE UK postage on all orders of 40 or more


Bestselling author Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war. Grunt 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. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. 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 and gore of combat wounds. At Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, in east Africa, we learn how diarrhea can be a threat to national security. Roach samples caffeinated meat, sniffs an archival sample of a World War II stink bomb, and stays up all night with the crew tending the missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee.

She answers questions not found in any other book on the military: Why is DARPA interested in ducks? How is a wedding gown like a bomb suit? Why are shrimp more dangerous to sailors than sharks? Take a tour of duty with Roach, and you’ll never see our nation’s defenders in the same way again.

Be the first to Write a Review for this item!