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Author: Peter Adey
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2014.
Series: Earth series (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Outside of yoga class, we don't pay too much attention to the air we take in every day. Long one of the essential elements to life on earth-from the atmospheric composition that gave life to the coal-forming forests some three hundred million years ago to the air that fuels our most important technologies today-we think little of its incredible properties. In this innovative cultural and scientific history, Peter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Adey
ISBN: 1780232950 9781780232959
OCLC Number: 894545049
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Air; Imprint Page; Contents; Introduction; 1. Airborne; 2. An Excess of Air; 3. Restoration; 4. Insulation; 5. Mirage; 6. Dust to Dust; Air Timeline; References; Select Bibliography; Associations And Websites; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index.
Series Title: Earth series (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Other Titles: Nature and culture
Responsibility: Peter Adey.

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A unique, richly illustrated account of our interaction with air through history, which covers science, literature, art and poetry.  Read more...

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