By Peter Adey
Air is an leading edge cultural and clinical historical past 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 goals, Peter Adey exhibits that it really is via air that the inventive and literary mind's eye has been lifted.
Exploring the paintings of verified figures reminiscent of 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 e-book will attract an individual attracted to the technology in addition to the tradition of this pervasive, usually unregarded but important substance.
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