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By Peter Adey

Air has consistently been necessary to lifestyles, from the atmospheric composition that gave existence to the forests and giant bugs of the Carboniferous age a few three hundred million years in the past to the air that fuels crucial applied sciences this day. we're immersed in a good ocean of air; from inner combustion and jet engines to fashionable towns with synthetic climates, air is notable since it is so frequent and while so intimate. yet by way of handling and manipulating air as a traditional source, people were taken to the boundaries in their survival on the severe occasions of high-altitude mountain peaks and the lows of subterranean worlds. but hardly ever are we conscious of air and its outstanding houses.
Air is an cutting edge cultural and clinical background that makes a speciality of our makes an attempt to appreciate air, to engineer and grapple with it, to make experience of it and locate that means in it. For as crucial as air has been to our philosophical, clinical and technological goals, Peter Adey indicates that it's via air that the inventive and literary mind's eye has been lifted.
Exploring the paintings of proven figures similar to Marie Curie, Joseph Priestley and John Scott Haldane, in addition to lesser-known pioneers, and together with views from portray, literature and poetry, this richly illustrated publication will entice somebody attracted to the technological know-how in addition to the tradition of this pervasive, usually unregarded but important substance.

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Air: Nature and Culture (Earth)

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