Caesar's Last Breath

Caesar's Last Breath

Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

Book - 2017
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A round-the-globe journey through the periodic table explains how the air people breathe reflects the world's history, tracing the origins and ingredients of the atmosphere to explain air's role in reshaping continents, steering human progress, and powering revolutions.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316381642
0316381640
Branch Call Number: 551.51 KEAN
Characteristics: viii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Jan 05, 2018

Very basic chemistry of gases illustrated by some fascinating historical side lights on the work of Priestley, Lavoisier, Watt et al up to the development and testing of the Hydrogen bomb. More interesting from the historical point of view than scientific, but some very good fun for all that.

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