By Peter Adey
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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Air: Nature and Culture (Earth) by Peter Adey