By Peter Adey

Air has consistently been necessary to existence, from the atmospheric composition that gave lifestyles to the forests and substantial 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 a superb ocean of air; from inner combustion and jet engines to fashionable towns with synthetic climates, air is amazing since it is so common and while so intimate. yet via dealing with and manipulating air as a typical source, people were taken to the bounds in their survival on the severe events of high-altitude mountain peaks and the lows of subterranean worlds. but hardly are we conscious of air and its marvelous houses.
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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