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    DescriptionAir sustains the living. Every creature breathes to live, exchanging and changing the atmosphere. Water and dust spin and rise, make clouds and fall again, fertilising the earth. Twenty thousand fungal spores and half a million bacteria travel in a square foot of summer air. The chemical sense of aphids, the ultraviolet sight of swifts, a newborn's awareness of its mother's breast - all take place in the medium of air. With the passionate narrative style and wide-ranging erudition that have made William Bryant Logan's work a touchstone for nature lovers and environmentalists, Air is - like the contents of a bag of seaborne dust that Darwin collected aboard the Beagle - a treasure trove of discovery.


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    Title
    Air
    Subtitle
    The Restless Shaper of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Bryant Logan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393345391
    ISBN 10: 0393345394
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    DC22: 551.5
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    BISAC V2.8: NAT024000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A60320000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A58500000
    DC23: 551.5
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QC866 .L64 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    06 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    William Bryant Logan is a certified arborist. He is the author of the "wise and excellent" (March Cocker, The Times Literary Supplement), Oak (ISBN 978 0 393 32778 6) and Dirt (ISBN 978 0 393 32947 6) the latter of which was made into an award-winning documentary.
    Review quote
    "A joyous read from a brilliant communicator." The Bookseller "With the passionate narrative style and wide-ranging erudition that have made William Bryant Logan's work a touchstone for nature lovers and environmentalists, Air is - like the contents of a bag of seaborne dust that Darwin collected aboard the Beagle - a treasure trove of discovery." The Guardian "Logan's science writing is impressively agile. The way he shifts focus from the minute detail to the broad vista is both revealing and satisfying...this book is a wonderfully multifaceted exploration of this most ephemeral and least-considered aspect of the world." New Scientist "Air is a diffuse collection of colourfully narrated stories. With smatterings of the author's philosophy it is an easily digestible yet rich feast..." The Biologist "...delivers vast amounts of science with brevity and elegance." Nature