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Air : the restless shaper of the world

Author: William Bryant Logan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Bryant Logan
ISBN: 9780393067989 039306798X
OCLC Number: 995619956
Description: xiv, 398 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Contents: Floating. Darwin's dust ; The spore sucker ; Where fungi are ; Splash, fire, blow, fling ; The ergot of the rye ; Lifted, lofted, and living ; The pollen rain ; Invisible cities ; Is the furniture poison? ; The air after 9/11 --
Spinning. Weaving ; Vortices ; Ground truth ; El Greco's clouds ; The big mistake ; The forecasters ; The weather on D-Day ; Forcing ; The winds ; Firestorm --
Flying. Dragged aloft ; Saab in flight ; The common crane ; Stall practice ; The bat, the bee, the bar-headed goose ; The lee wave ; The wind riders ; What now? --
Telling. The wilderness of pheromones ; Mother and child communion ; Allure ; The atmosphere of the beloved ; Zooming in ; Aphids in the invisible world ; The bolas spider --
Calling. What is sound? ; Parrot duets ; The answered question ; Nothing in it but what goes through it ; Enchanted ; Sonata form and chaos ; The Aeolian harp --
Breathing. The tarpon's breath ; Fenchel's dance ; The quantity of breath ; Fogging the mirror ; Shall these bones live? --
Shining. Why the daytime sky is light ; There is only one sun ; The sap rising ; The air is a slow cold flame.
Responsibility: William Bryant Logan.


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