One of those things you may or may not think about. Heat. I love heat, always have. I’ll take heat over cold any day. But what Bill Streever brings to us with “Heat, Adventures in the World’s Fiery Places,” is far more than a superficial ideal. The book features things like origins of fire, thermonuclear devices, volcanoes and rock oil. Humans love heat. It’s a fact, and it’s changing the very world we live in.(Unless you have politicized the issue and can’t admit it’s real because it would undermine the entire facade of your political belief.) It’s taken me about forty years to realize I love science. I suck at it, but I still love it, so a book like this, a book that taught me so many things, is a true gem and one that reads more like an adventure novel. Get it, read it.