The secret life of dust : from the cosmos to the kitchen counter, the big consequences of little things (Audiobook on CD, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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The secret life of dust : from the cosmos to the kitchen counter, the big consequences of little things

Author: Hannah Holmes
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
Summary:
Some see dust as dull stuff, useless at best, and sneeze-inducing at worst. But [in this book, the author] says dust is a messenger, and air is its medium ... The story of restless dust begins among exploding stars, then treks through the dinosaur beds of the Gobi Desert, digs into Antarctic glaciers - and probes the dark underbelly of the living-room couch. [This book introduces the reader to] the scientists who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Miscellanées
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah Holmes
OCLC Number: 52006947
Notes: Originally published: New York : Wiley, ©2001.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: The world in a grain of dust --
Life and death among the stars --
A light and intriguing rain of space dust --
The (deadly) dust of deserts --
A steady, upward rain of dust --
Dust on the wind heeds no borders --
Did dust do-in the Ice Age? --
A steady, downward rain of dust --
A few unsavory characters from the neighborhood --
Microscopic monsters and other indoor devils --
Dust to dust.
Responsibility: Hannah Holmes.

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Some see dust as dull stuff, useless at best, and sneeze-inducing at worst. But [in this book, the author] says dust is a messenger, and air is its medium ... The story of restless dust begins among exploding stars, then treks through the dinosaur beds of the Gobi Desert, digs into Antarctic glaciers - and probes the dark underbelly of the living-room couch. [This book introduces the reader to] the scientists who study dust. Some investigate its dark side: how it killed off dinosaurs and how its industrial descendents are killing us today. Others sample the shower of Saharan dust that nourishes Caribbean jungles; and still others venture into the microscopic jungle of the bedroom carpet.-Dust jacket.

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