PDF Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

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READ Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us Sam Kean ã 6 SUMMARY SUMMARY Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB B wounds on the Senate floor but the story of his last breath is still unfolding; in fact you're probably inhaling some of it now Of the sextillions of molecules entering or leaving your lungs at this moment some might well bear traces of Cleopatra's perfumes German mustard gas particles exhaled by dinosaurs or emitted by atomic bombs even remnants of stardust from the universe's creationTracing the origins and ingredients of our atmosphere Kean reveals how the alchemy o. I received a free copy of Caesar s Last Breath for review which I confess does make me a little positively biased BUT Kean s non fiction piece is really good I m not sure how he does it but Kean somehow takes an extremely broad topic the air and structures the book in a way that makes sense Balancing historic anecdotes not just about scientists for example Caesar with science lessons the book was fun to digest even though their was a lot to absorbOne thing I will say however is this piece is not for the faint of existential hearts If you re like me and don t necessarily like thinking too hard about things like how thin our atmosphere really is how much radiation there blasting through the world how toxic oxygen is and so forth this book is probably going to induce some anxietyOn the political side there are some must read sections about the use and misuse of science particularly around war which provide some cautionary tales which I hope people will acknowledge ie let s not destroy our own planet peopleAll up I m pretty happy I read Caesar s Last Breath despite the existential terror and frustration at some of the human race s folly Highly recommended Lost Souls unfolding; in fact you're probably inhaling some of it now Of the sextillions of molecules entering or leaving your lungs at this moment some might well bear traces of Cleopatra's perfumes German mustard gas particles exhaled by dinosaurs or emitted by atomic bombs even remnants of stardust from the Swamp Foetus universe's creationTracing the origins and ingredients of our atmosphere Kean reveals how the alchemy o. I received a free copy of Caesar s Last Breath for review which I confess does make me a little positively biased BUT Kean s non fiction piece is really good I m not sure how he does it but Kean somehow takes an extremely broad topic the air and structures the book in a way that makes sense Balancing historic anecdotes not just about scientists for example Caesar with science lessons the book was fun to digest even though their was a lot to absorbOne thing I will say however is this piece is not for the faint of existential hearts If you re like me and don t necessarily like thinking too hard about things like how thin our atmosphere really is how much radiation there blasting through the world how toxic oxygen is and so forth this book is probably going to induce some anxietyOn the political side there are some must read sections about the The House on Tradd Street up I m pretty happy I read Caesar s Last Breath despite the existential terror and frustration at some of the human race s folly Highly recommended

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READ Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us Sam Kean ã 6 SUMMARY SUMMARY Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB F air reshaped our continents steered human progress powered revolutions and continues to influence everything we do Along the way we'll swim with radioactive pigs witness the most important chemical reactions humans have discovered and join the crowd at the Moulin Rouge for some of the crudest performance art of all time Lively witty and filled with the astounding science of ordinary life Caesar's Last Breath illuminates the science stories swirling around us every seco. Coming at you today with some atmospheric chemistry all about the gases we re breathing right this very moment All sextillion of those molecules of oxygen nitrogen ammonia etc etc And yeah maybe even some of the same ones as Julius Caesar s last breaths as the title of this book impliesAir is the single most important thing in your environment right now You can survive without food without solids for weeks You can survive without water without liuids for days without air without gases you d last a few minutes at mostIt s rewarding to find those popular science books that balance facts humor and accessibility Kean did it with this one He s written several other popsci books most notably the bestselling The Disappearing Spoon which I haven t read but have seen several times have you read it and seems to strike that balance well He s got an engaging and light style often bordering cheesy or punny but still entertaining and educational He traces the history of discovery about the invisible gases that form our atmosphere that enter and exit our bodies that build up in the earth that form vacuums that are used in warfare agriculture flight that form our weather and the science of meterology He covers all the gaseous ground hereHe ends the books with a chapter speculating on exoplanet exploration and how humans of the future will breathe and adapt in those environmentsIf only my high school chemistry classes had been this fun Accessible reading levelinterest for older teens and of course us curious adults who may not remember all the lectures on the periodic table Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress us every seco. Coming at you today with some atmospheric chemistry all about the gases we re breathing right this very moment All sextillion of those molecules of oxygen nitrogen ammonia etc etc And yeah maybe even some of the same ones as Julius Caesar s last breaths as the title of this book impliesAir is the single most important thing in your environment right now You can survive without food without solids for weeks You can survive without water without liuids for days without air without gases you d last a few minutes at mostIt s rewarding to find those popular science books that balance facts humor and accessibility Kean did it with this one He s written several other popsci books most notably the bestselling The Disappearing Spoon which I haven t read but have seen several times have you read it and seems to strike that balance well He s got an engaging and light style often bordering cheesy or punny but still entertaining and educational He traces the history of discovery about the invisible gases that form our atmosphere that enter and exit our bodies that build Lost Souls up in the earth that form vacuums that are Swamp Foetus used in warfare agriculture flight that form our weather and the science of meterology He covers all the gaseous ground hereHe ends the books with a chapter speculating on exoplanet exploration and how humans of the future will breathe and adapt in those environmentsIf only my high school chemistry classes had been this fun Accessible reading levelinterest for older teens and of course

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READ Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us Sam Kean ã 6 SUMMARY SUMMARY Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB It's invisible It's ever present Without it you would die in minutes And it has an epic story to tellIn Caesar's Last Breath New York Times bestselling author Sam 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 itWith every breath you literally inhale the history of the world On the ides of March 44 BC Julius Caesar died of sta. ETA I would just like to add that even though I have the ARC of this book in ebook form I just paid retail price for the hardback as a Christmas gift for my teenage science nerd kid shhh don t tell him Highly recommended if you or anyone you love enjoys non fiction pop science booksFinal review first posted on Fantasy Literature along with my co reviewer Bill s 5 star reviewSo much fun Caesar s Last Breath is certainly the most enjoyable informative and accessible popular science book I ve read and is gunning for the title of my favorite non fiction book ever Sam Kean takes the general topic of gases shakes it around and turns it upside down and inside out examining it from multiple different angles some of them uite unexpected The development of our earth s atmosphere from the days our earth was formed volcanoes explosives from gunpowder to nuclear bombs a farting genius the vital role of ammonia in fertilizer which development led to the use of chlorine in gas warfare and many gaseous topics are explored in this delightful bookKean has a vivid and engaging style of writing with a wry sense of humor which elevates Caesar s Last Breath far above most pop science books Gas molecules are described as feral oxygen as a madman our moon as an albatross as compared to the gnats that circle most other mooned planets and gravity as that eternal meddler that won t abide two planets in the same neighborhood I learned about the Big Thwack when a hypothetical planet called Theia smashed into our earth vaporizing itself and eventually reforming into our moon the Oxygen Catastrophe of 2000000000 BC and the mushroom cloud shaped cakes baked during the heady days of the late 1940s when nuclear blasts didn t really seem all that dangerousAlmost every topic Kean tackles is also given a human element Some particularly memorable ones Harry Randall Truman the gutsy old coot who wouldn t leave Mount Saint Helens is juxtaposed with David Johnston a geologist who volunteered for extra shifts in the closest observation towers on Saint Helens believing that as a fit young marathon runner he had a better chance of escaping when the foreseeable eruption came than his older co workers he didn t The victims of Vesuvius who had the tops of their heads blown off like a mini volcano eruption when your brain boils the vapors need to escape somewhere Louis Slotin the nuclear scientist who had the eventually fatal habit of balancing a beryllium shell over a plutonium sphere and using an ordinary screwdriver to jiggle the sphere up and down yo yoing toward a nuclear chain reaction Slotin rolled his eyes when Enrico Fermi warned him that he d be dead within a year if he didn t cut it outWhile I didn t reach the stratospheric levels of Bill s highlighting I did highlight 56 different passages in Caesar s Last Breath I counted far above my normal level I also spent several minutes telling my teenage children about some of the particularly interesting facts and stories in this book pinning them down at breakfast where they couldn t escape me Not that they wanted to Caesar s Last Breath would be an excellent gift for readers of all ages even those who aren t particularly science minded I m already planning it as one of my 15 year old son s Christmas giftsBy the way if Julius Caesar expelled one liter of air with his final breath that breath contained approximately 25 sextillion molecules of air Even though that s a miniscule percentage of the air in our atmosphere chances are that at least one molecule of Caesar s last breath is in the very next breath you take I received a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley for review Thank you The House on Tradd Street 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 itWith every breath you literally inhale the history of the world On the ides of March 44 BC Julius Caesar died of sta. ETA I would just like to add that even though I have the ARC of this book in ebook form I just paid retail price for the hardback as a Christmas gift for my teenage science nerd kid shhh don t tell him Highly recommended if you or anyone you love enjoys non fiction pop science booksFinal review first posted on Fantasy Literature along with my co reviewer Bill s 5 star reviewSo much fun Caesar s Last Breath is certainly the most enjoyable informative and accessible popular science book I ve read and is gunning for the title of my favorite non fiction book ever Sam Kean takes the general topic of gases shakes it around and turns it 奔馬 uite Last to Die unexpected The development of our earth s atmosphere from the days our earth was formed volcanoes explosives from gunpowder to nuclear bombs a farting genius the vital role of ammonia in fertilizer which development led to the Night Moves use of chlorine in gas warfare and many gaseous topics are explored in this delightful bookKean has a vivid and engaging style of writing with a wry sense of humor which elevates Caesar s Last Breath far above most pop science books Gas molecules are described as feral oxygen as a madman our moon as an albatross as compared to the gnats that circle most other mooned planets and gravity as that eternal meddler that won t abide two planets in the same neighborhood I learned about the Big Thwack when a hypothetical planet called Theia smashed into our earth vaporizing itself and eventually reforming into our moon the Oxygen Catastrophe of 2000000000 BC and the mushroom cloud shaped cakes baked during the heady days of the late 1940s when nuclear blasts didn t really seem all that dangerousAlmost every topic Kean tackles is also given a human element Some particularly memorable ones Harry Randall Truman the gutsy old coot who wouldn t leave Mount Saint Helens is juxtaposed with David Johnston a geologist who volunteered for extra shifts in the closest observation towers on Saint Helens believing that as a fit young marathon runner he had a better chance of escaping when the foreseeable eruption came than his older co workers he didn t The victims of Vesuvius who had the tops of their heads blown off like a mini volcano eruption when your brain boils the vapors need to escape somewhere Louis Slotin the nuclear scientist who had the eventually fatal habit of balancing a beryllium shell over a plutonium sphere and Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 using an ordinary screwdriver to jiggle the sphere


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    FREE DOWNLOAD Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Sam Kean PDF Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us Sam Kean ã 6 SUMMARY In ninja like fashion and with deadly and merciless scientific roundhouses Sam Kean has become one of my favorite non fiction writers which means two things 1 I’m going to gush about his latest offering; and 2 the other writers in that group should be wary so watch your back Joseph Ellis; maybe start sleeping with the lights on As with Kean’s previous books Caesar’s Last Breath is a marvelous balancing act that mixes copious uantit

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    PDF Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us FREE DOWNLOAD Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Sam Kean Kean in his typical lighthearted style explores air He discusses the earth’s early atmosphere ending with his thoughts on its future In between he offers a collection of vignettes about the scientists and engineers who studied and manipulated all sorts of gases We get the scientific concepts with entertaining stories making this an easy read Kean starts describing the formation of the earth’s atmosphere much of it coming from volcano

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    READ Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us Sam Kean ã 6 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Sam Kean I want to thank the publisher for providing a copy of this book for me to review this book is a study of oxygen what is composed of what it is it's structure and how the study of it had affected our society all along the book the author provides historical notes to provide a relief to all the science behind the book and these are very welcome It is amazing to know how much it is to know about this gas oxygen t

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    Sam Kean ã 6 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Sam Kean PDF Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us That's the goal of Caesar's Last Breath—to make these invisible stories of gases visible so you can see them as clearly as you ca

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Sam Kean PDF Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us Sam Kean ã 6 SUMMARY I received a free copy of Caesar's Last Breath for review which I confess does make me a little positively biased BUT Kean's non fiction piece is really good I'm not sure how he does it but Kean somehow takes an extremely broad topic

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    PDF Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us When I picked up Sam Kean's new book on air I knew I was going to learn about the molecular structure of air and the permanence of these molecules in the history of our planet What I didn't expect was a thorough study of everything that can possibly relate to the element I learned about weather making atomic bomb testing first balloon flights radioactivity of bananas Roswell incident life on other planets and much I'm a complete nerd for t

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    Sam Kean ã 6 SUMMARY PDF Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us I won this book in a goodreads drawingA wonderful book recounting the science surrounding the air around us and how many of the gases and their properties were discovered often by accident Very entertaining stuff and very educational at the sa

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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Caesar's Last Breath Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us
  • Sam Kean
  • English
  • 01 November 2020
  • 9780316381642