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The Resource Heat : adventures in the world's fiery places, Bill Streever

Heat : adventures in the world's fiery places, Bill Streever

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Heat : adventures in the world's fiery places
Title
Heat
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adventures in the world's fiery places
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Bill Streever
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eng
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"A 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." -- Publisher
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Title
Heat
Creator
Summary
The national best-selling author of Cold tackles the opposite extreme by exploring the higher temperatures by visiting Death Valley, firewalking across coals, describing how matches were invented and dissecting the chemistry of cooking
Subject
Genre
Tone
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10160828
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
551.41/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GB611
LC item number
.S77 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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adventures in the world's fiery places
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Bill Streever
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Heat
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adventures in the worlds fiery places
Heat : adventures in the world's fiery places, Bill Streever
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Heat : adventures in the world's fiery places, Bill Streever
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Note
Includes index
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-332) and index
Contents
A note on degrees Fahrenheit -- A candle's flame -- Raving thirst -- Unmanaged fire -- Cooked -- My children eat coal -- Rock oil -- Steaming mountains -- Boom -- The top of the thermometer
Control code
ocn793579329
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 349 p.
Isbn
9780316105330
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012020861
Other physical details
ill.

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