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Mary Roach: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach, Author, Bonk, Stiff, Packing for Mars, and Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War; Twitter @mary_roach

Millions of people serve in our armed forces, but what does it take get them prepared and keep them alive? Roach tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries – panic, exhaustion, heat and noise. She shares some of her bizarre experiences dodging hostile fire as part of a training exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team and staying up all night with the crew manning missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee.

Take a tour of duty with Roach and you’ll never think about our nation’s defenders the same way again.

June 21, 2016

Schultz Hall, Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, 94303
United States

Format

Location: Schultz Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Notes: Photo by Jen Siska