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Heat: Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places

An excerpt from Heat by Bill Streever

Scientists have been trying to understand heat since the 17th century. They might know a lot more now than they did 300 years ago, but the rest of us are more mystified by this phenomenon, even as we are drawn to it. Biologist and nature writer Bill Streever thinks it’s possible—and maybe even helpful—if we rectified heat’s mysteries. Streever visits Zócalo to recount his experiences with heat’s extremes and to discuss why we love hot places. Below is an excerpt from his book, Heat: Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places.

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