By Peter Adey
Air is an cutting edge cultural and medical historical past that specializes in our makes an attempt to appreciate air, to engineer and grapple with it, to make experience of it and locate which means in it. For as crucial as air has been to our philosophical, clinical and technological objectives, Peter Adey indicates that it's via air that the creative and literary mind's eye has been lifted.
Exploring the paintings of demonstrated figures equivalent 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 booklet will entice a person attracted to the technology in addition to the tradition of this pervasive, usually unregarded but important substance.
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Air: Nature and Culture (Earth) by Peter Adey