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Air: The Restless Shaper of the World

by William Bryant Logan

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The Author expands the subject of "Air" in an amazing way. It's composition, extent, movement, life supporting, ...
Very chatty style. Science for everyone. ( )
  GeoffSC | May 31, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039306798X, Hardcover)

The author of Dirt and Oak brings to life this quickest, most sustaining, most communicative element of the earth.

Air sustains the living. Every creature breathes to live, exchanging and changing the atmosphere. Water and dust spin and rise, make clouds and fall again, fertilizing the dirt. Twenty thousand fungal spores and half a million bacteria travel in a square foot of summer air. The chemical sense of aphids, the ultraviolet sight of swifts, a newborn’s awareness of its mother’s breast—all take place in the medium of air.

Ignorance of the air is costly. The artist Eva Hesse died of inhaling her fiberglass medium. Thousands were sickened after 9/11 by supposedly “safe” air. The African Sahel suffers drought in part because we fill the air with industrial dusts. With the passionate narrative style and wide-ranging erudition that have made William Bryant Logan’s work a touchstone for nature lovers and environmentalists, Air is—like the contents of a bag of seaborne dust that Darwin collected aboard the Beagle—a treasure trove of discovery. 25 illustrations

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Examines the science of the air we breathe and how the smallest molecular changes in composition can make the difference between life and death.

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