Books Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold by Tom Shachtman Paperback, 261 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $14 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAbsolute Zero and the Conquest of ColdAuthorTom Shachtman Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Genres: Nonfiction Science & Health Also by Tom Shachtman Rumspringa Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold Three Books... Cold Cases: Icy Books Offer Relief From The Heat September 4, 2009 The days grow shorter, but still, the summer heat surrounds you like an unwanted extra blanket. A trip to Iceland may seem in order, but who can afford it? So you turn to books for relief. These three books should cool you down.