Caesar's Last Breath

Caesar's Last Breath

Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

Book - 2017
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"Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of Earth and our existence on it"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316381642
Characteristics: viii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number: 530.43 KEA


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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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