Sam Kean - Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

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Kean starts his fourth book with the extraordinary fact that every breath we take involves sextillions of molecules entering or leaving the lungs. Tracing the paths of a few of these molecules, Kean, as he did with the elements of the periodic table in The Disappearing Spoon, gives us a fresh and unique view of something so essential we rarely think of it. With his signature combination of science and storytelling, Kean explains how air changes over the course of a lifetime, how balloon flight was inspired by lingerie, and how nitrous oxide went from recreational drug to dental mainstay—just a few examples of how the seemingly insubstantial chemicals we call “air” have shaped the physical world and influenced human culture.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316381642
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Published: Little Brown and Company - July 18th, 2017

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