An Ocean of Air: A Natural History of the Atmosphere

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Bloomsbury, 2007 - Air - 321 pages
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'An Ocean of Air' reveals the story of how humanity came to understand Earth's atmosphere through the stories of the people who discovered the functions of each of its layers. Gabrielle Walker's book illuminates this most extraordinary and yet most underrated substance on Earth: air.

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Prologue
1
THE OCEAN ABOVE US
9
ELIXIR OF LIFE
35
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Gabrielle Walker has a PhD in chemistry from Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton Universities. She is a consultant to

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