Peter Adey's Air: Nature and Culture (Earth) PDF

By Peter Adey

ISBN-10: 178023256X

ISBN-13: 9781780232560

Air has constantly been necessary to existence, from the atmospheric composition that gave existence to the forests and great bugs of the Carboniferous age a few three hundred million years in the past to the air that fuels an important applied sciences at the present time. we're immersed in an exceptional ocean of air; from inner combustion and jet engines to trendy towns with man made climates, air is amazing since it is so frequent and while so intimate. yet through coping with and manipulating air as a traditional source, people were taken to the boundaries in their survival on the severe occasions of high-altitude mountain peaks and the lows of subterranean worlds. but not often are we conscious of air and its extraordinary homes.
Air is an cutting edge cultural and clinical heritage that specializes in our makes an attempt to appreciate air, to engineer and grapple with it, to make feel of it and locate which means in it. For as crucial as air has been to our philosophical, clinical and technological targets, Peter Adey exhibits that it truly is via air that the creative and literary mind's eye has been lifted.
Exploring the paintings of validated figures corresponding to Marie Curie, Joseph Priestley and John Scott Haldane, in addition to lesser-known pioneers, and together with views from portray, literature and poetry, this richly illustrated ebook will attract an individual drawn to the technological know-how in addition to the tradition of this pervasive, usually unregarded but very important substance.

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