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Wed 6/15, 2016, 7:30pm
University Book Store presents
An Evening with Mary Roach
“America’s funniest science writer” Roach has turned her attention to one of humanity’s most pressing (and, as it turns out, scientific) social issues—war. She’ll break down this huge topic into its core elements for a look at how and why the military outfits, trains, and feeds soldiers.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:30PM

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The Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, WA 98101
Ticket price admits two and includes a copy of the book. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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“America’s funniest science writer” Mary Roach (Gulp, Stiff, Bonk, Spook) has turned her attention to one of humanity’s most pressing (and, as it turns out, scientific) social issues—war. Grunt is her examination of the disease, exhaustion, panic, heat, noise, and other factors faced by soldiers on a daily basis. She’ll explain some of the more quirky facts she’s discovered: why zippers are dangerous to snipers, how paintballing relates to combat survival, and why troops sometimes eat caffeinated meat. In her typical humorous fashion, Roach will take a large topic like war (and the humans involved in it) and break it down to its core scientific elements.

Presented by: University Book Store.

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