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This brief (48 page) book covers a wide range of topics. From nutrition and exercise science to the engineering behind weapons, equipment and food, advancements in technology and how they are related to military operations are covered in an easy-to-understand way. There are lots of things that I didn't know about-- SERE (Survival, evasion, resistance and escape) training, and different technologies used to help soldiers recover from wounds in the field might be topics that even the most well-ver...more
Part of The Science of...series, this title how soldiers train, what they eat, what they wear and carry, how wounded soldiers recover, and how they use technology, all in six short chapters. Each chapter pays tribute to the impact of science and technology on how soldiers go about doing their jobs. From the description of how Kevlar was developed to modern attempts to create liquid body armor to protect soldiers, the book is vivid proof that today's military bears little resemblance to the soldi...more