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Heat : adventures in the world's fiery places

Author: Bill Streever
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"An adventurous ride through the most blisteringly hot regions of science, history, and culture. Melting glaciers, warming oceans, 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? A bestselling scientist and nature writer who goes to any extreme to uncover the answers, Bill Streever sets off to find
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Streever, Bill.
Heat.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2013
(DLC) 2012020861
(OCoLC)793579329
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Streever
ISBN: 9780316215299 0316215295 9780316215282 0316215287 9780316105323 0316105325
OCLC Number: 843125290
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 349 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Bill Streever.

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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 Read more...

 
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