World's Most Fiery Places

In an adventurous ride through the most blisteringly hot regions of science, history, and culture, scientist and nature writer Bill Streever sets off to find out what heat really means. His new book, Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places guides you as you 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. Meet Bill at his book signing tonight at 7:30pm at Powell's City of Books located at 1005 W Burnside in Portland.
 

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