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

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

Label
Heat : adventures in the world's fiery places
Title
Heat
Title remainder
adventures in the world's fiery places
Statement of responsibility
Bill Streever
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "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 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. Written in Streever's signature spare and refreshing prose, HEAT is an adventurous personal narrative that leaves readers with a new vision of an everyday experience-how heat works, its history, and its relationship to daily life"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Streever, Bill
Dewey number
551.41/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GB611
LC item number
.S77 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arid regions
  • Heat
Label
Heat : adventures in the world's fiery places, Bill Streever
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780316105330
Lccn
2012020861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0011239267
  • 677617
Label
Heat : adventures in the world's fiery places, Bill Streever
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780316105330
Lccn
2012020861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0011239267
  • 677617

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