Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places (BOK)

Bill Streever

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Bill Streever
Forlag
LITTLE BROWN BOOKS GROUP
ISBN 9780316105330
Antall sider 352 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 23,9cm x 3,2cm
Vekt 590 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular science, Expeditions