'Goober with a flashlight' explores the science of humans at war

Jun 1, 2017

‘Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War,’ is the newest book by author Mary Roach. And in it's pages, she doesn’t talk about what you might think of when you hear the words “science” and “war.” 


Mary Roach will be in Traverse City on June 7, talking about her book, 'Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War.'
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"People just tend to think about bullets and bombs," she says. "That's not me." 

Roach likes to shine a light "in the corners and under the rocks." Places that people don't often think about or look at.

Instead of guns, bombs and strategy; Roach writes more about the human experience of combat. Things like lethal heat, extreme noise— and maggots— and diarrhea.

Mary Roach will be talking about her book, 'Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War' on June 7, at The City Opera House in Traverse City. Click here for more information.