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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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    Title
    Heat
    Subtitle
    Adventures in the World's Fiery Places
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Streever
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316105330
    ISBN 10: 0316105333
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QMT
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
    B&T Approval Code: A53010000, A50890000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI065000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI020000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP, 1QMT
    DC22: 551.415, 551.41/5
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 910.913
    LC classification: GB611 .S77 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown & Company
    Publication date
    28 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bill Streever is the author of the national bestseller, Cold. He lives in Alaska.
    Review quote
    Intense, pacy read...Simmering with verve throughout Nature 20130131