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Author Logan, William Bryant.
Title Air : the restless shaper of the world / William Bryant Logan.
Published New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., c2012.
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 Floor4  QC866 .L64 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 398 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-384) and index.
Contents Floating-- Darwin's dust -- The spore sucker -- Where fungi are -- Splash, fire, blow, fling -- The ergot of the rye -- Lifted, lofted, and living -- The pollen rain -- Invisible cities -- Is the furniture poison? -- The air after 9/11 -- Spinning -- Weaving -- Vortices -- Ground truth -- El Greco's clouds -- The big mistake -- The forecasters -- The weather on D-Day -- Forcing -- The winds -- Firestorm -- Flying -- Dragged aloft -- Saab in flight -- The common crane -- Stall practice -- The bat, the bee, the bar-headed goose -- The lee wave -- The wind riders -- What now? -- Telling -- The wilderness of pheromones -- Mother and child communion -- Allure -- The atmosphere of the beloved -- Zooming in -- Aphids in the invisible world -- The bolas spider -- Calling -- What is sound? -- Parrot duets -- The answered question -- Nothing in it but what goes through it -- Enchanted -- Sonata form and chaos -- The Aeolian harp -- Breathing -- The tarpon's breath -- Fenchel's dance -- The quantity of breath -- Fogging the mirror -- Shall these bones live? -- Shining -- Why the daytime sky is light -- There is only one sun -- The sap rising -- The air is a slow cold flame.
Summary Examines the science of the air we breathe and how the smallest molecular changes in composition can make the difference between life and death.
Subject Air.
Air -- Social aspects.
Atmosphere.
ISBN 9780393067989 (hbk.) : $26.95
039306798X (hbk.)
OCLC number 755704968