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    Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places (Back Bay Books) (Paperback) By (author) Bill Streever

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    DescriptionA bestselling scientist and nature writer who goes to any extreme to uncover the answers, Bill Streever sets off to find out what heat really means. Let him be your guide and you'll firewalk across hot coals and sweat it out in Death Valley, experience intense fever and fire, learn about the invention of matches and the chemistry of cooking, drink crude oil, and explore thermonuclear weapons and the hottest moment of all time-the big bang. Melting glaciers, warming oceans, forest fires, droughts-it's clear that today's world is getting hotter. But while we know the agony of a sunburn or the comfort of our winter heaters, do we really understand heat? Written in Streever's signature spare and refreshing prose, HEAT is an a compulsively readable personal narrative that leaves readers with a new vision of an everyday experience-how heat works, its history, and its complete connection to daily life.

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    Adventures in the World's Fiery Places
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Streever
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 342 g
    ISBN 13: 9780316105323
    ISBN 10: 0316105325

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QMT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    Libri: ENGM4500
    BISAC V2.8: JNF051180, SCI065000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI020000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP, 1QMT
    DC22: 551.415, 551.41/5
    DC23: 910.913
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GB611 .S77 2013B
    Illustrations note
    12 b/w illustrations throughout
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    26 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bill Streever is the author of the national bestseller, Cold. He lives in Alaska.
    Review quote
    Thoroughly entertaining...Streever operates in some of the same territory as Mary Roach and Bill Bryson: taking on big, serious topics, and making them entertaining without making them trivial. San Francisco Chronicle