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Gasp! : [Text] the swift & terrible beauty of air /

by Sherman, Joe.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Shoemaker & Hoard Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2004Description: x, 414 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1593760256.Subject(s): Air | Atmosphere | Respiration | |
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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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SS Nonfiction SS Nonfiction
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Book NF 515.5 S (Browse shelf) Available H037175555
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NF 513 S Zero : the biography of a dangerous idea NF 513.2 B Three friends : a counting book NF 513.2 C Percents and ratios / NF 515.5 S Gasp! : NF 516 P Vicious circles and other savage shapes; Murderous maths NF 516 T Geometry : NF 516.2 L The golden ratio :

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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