We spend our lives surrounded by air, hardly even noticing it.
It’s the most miraculous substance on earth, yet responsible for
our food, our weather, our water, and our ability to hear. In
fact, we live at the bottom of an ocean of air. In this exuberant
book, gifted science writer Gabrielle Walker peels back the
layers of our atmosphere with the stories of the people who
uncovered its secrets:• A flamboyant Renaissance Italian... more...