An Ocean of Air

An Ocean of Air: A Natural History of the Atmosphere

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 19/05/2008
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Synopsis

We not only live in the air, we live because of it. At ground level air transforms miraculously; it wraps our planet in a blanket of warmth, while the outer layer of our atmosphere soaks up violent flares from the sun. In this fascinating celebration of the Earth's fragile atmosphere, Gabrielle Walker traces a journey of groundbreaking scientific discovery from the first experiments in the Renaissance to recent findings in space.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • ISBN: 9780747592907
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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An Ocean of Air
Fabulous book
I loved reading this book. It is well written and cleverly structured. It explains how our atmosphere works, but it does so through stories of the many fas... READ MORE
Tim Thorlby