Sherman, Joe, 1945-

Gasp! : the swift & terrible beauty of air / [Text] Joe Sherman. - Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Shoemaker & Hoard Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2004 - x, 414 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-414).

Our airy bodies -- A whole lot of air -- The origins of air -- Once air was simply marvelous -- Air, God, and the guillotine -- Mythic gods of air -- Is there air in heaven? -- The little atmospheric disruptions of man -- A few twentieth century air nightmares -- Clean air dreams -- The black triangle -- One clean breath.

Library Journal, November 2004 Publisher's Weekly, September 2004

A scientific, historical, environmental, and cultural portrait of air, which discusses such topics as air's origins, the biology of human breathing, pollution, poison gas, and the religious significance of breath.

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QC161 / .S48 2004

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