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Body Heat

Temperature and Life on Earth

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PAPERBACK

$25.00 • £20.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674013698

Publication Date: 04/15/2004

Academic Trade

256 pages

7 halftones, 1 line illustration, 2 tables

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Temperature: A User’s Guide
  • 2. Behave Yourself
  • 3. Then Bake at 98.6°F for 400,000 Minutes
  • 4. Everything in Its Place
  • 5. Cold New World
  • 6. Fever All through the Night
  • 7. The Heat of Passion
  • 8. Livin’ off the Fat
  • 9. The Light Goes Out
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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