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The Chemistry of Fire: Essays by [Laurence Gonzales]

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Editorial Reviews


“Gonzales travels where few people might want to go, and he brings back wondrous tales.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Reflective essays explore what it means to be human. Whether he’s swimming in an underwater cave or touring a NASA center in Huntsville, Alabama, ‘a kind of hillbilly heaven,’ these savvy essays are a pleasure. An appealing collection about all the “rough and joyful realities” of life.”
Kirkus Reviews, August 2020

“The topics of the essays collected here range from mountain climbing to deep-sea exploration,outer space, and the loss of loved ones, and each treats the reader to an amazing alchemy of wordsmithing as Gonzales creates magic in prose. … The Chemistry of Fire is a whirlwind of observation, knowledge, and expression.”
—James Pekoll, Booklist, November 2020 --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Laurence Gonzales is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine Awards and the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He was an appointed scholar at the Santa Fe Institute from 2016 to 2020. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
  --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B08K79JZ8R
  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press; 1st edition (November 20, 2020)
  • Publication date : November 20, 2020
  • Language : English
  • File size : 888 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 248 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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