Melting glaciers, warming oceans, forest fires, droughts—daily headlines remind us the world is getting hotter. But while we know the agony of a sunburn and the comfort of a heater, do we really understand heat? Scientist and best-selling nature writer Bill Streever goes to any extreme to find the answer. (Earlier, he did the same for the national bestseller Cold.) From firewalking across hot coals and sweating in Death Valley to drinking crude oil and exploring the hottest moment of all time, the Big Bang, the author of Heat offers a new vision of an everyday experience: how heat works, its history, and its complete connection to daily life. Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.