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Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places
By Bill Streever. Little, Brown and Company. 349 pp. Index. $26.99.
Obviously most of the world’s fiery places are outside our Southwest (hard to remember in July) but Streever recounts a personal “oh, oh moment” in Death Valley and other adventures we can relate to. He supplements his personal accounts with well-selected published adventures that introduce us to volcanoes, lava flows and other natural places in addition to, you guessed it, some man-made phenomena. Well-researched and well-told, desert dwellers should enjoy both the personal aspects and the historical figures. []

History Along the Way: Stories Beyond the Texas Roadside Markers
By Cynthia J. Beeman, Dan K. Utley. Texas A&M University Press. 352 pp. Index. $25.00.
Grab your Texas roadmap then jump in your car and this book will take you to some very interesting sites allover the state of Texas explaining in some well-written detail why they are important. []

Hunting Eve
By Iris Johansen. St. Martin's Press. 352 pp. $27.99.

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