A Book About the Simplest Subject, Heat, isn’t So Simple at AllBy Michael Frank on March 11th, 2013
You’d think biologist Bill Streever’s new book, Heat: Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places, would be pretty straightforward…and maybe a little dull. But not in this author’s hands. He dissects and prods, explaining what happens to the human body and how it unravels in the face of the violence that is prolonged heat, what we can stand, what we can’t. And he goes fire walking himself, writes about what it’s like to be exposed to the conditions that firefighters face, and explains the mechanics of everything from volcanoes to nukes to forest fires. And in all of it he has an affinity, humor, verve, and respect few authors bring to what is really scientific storytelling. Via National Geographic.
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