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Every breath you take : a user's guide to the atmosphere / Mark Broomfield.

By: Broomfield, Mark.
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2019Description: 307 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780715653708 : (pbk.).Subject(s): Air -- Pollution -- Health aspects. -- Popular works | Environmental health | Science -- Popular worksDDC classification: 363.7392
Contents:
Other worlds -- Our world -- Ozone -- Acid rain -- City air pollution -- Your street -- Your home -- Your family -- The future: my life, my car, my town, my world
Summary: A fascinating journey through the atmosphere that will leave readers breathless. We breathe in and out every few seconds. But what’s really in the air all around us? From the atmosphere on distant planets to the stuff that gets into our lungs, from holes in the ozone layer to lazy and disappearing gases, air quality specialist and full-time breather Dr Mark Broomfield is here to join up the particles and tell us everything we need to know about every breath we take. With seven million early deaths a year linked to air pollution, air quality is headline news around the world. But how do we measure air pollution and what on earth is an odour panel? Why are property prices higher upwind of cities? Should you buy, hold on to, or avoid a diesel car? And will our grandchildren inherit an atmosphere worth breathing? Every Breath You Take combines scientific evidence with Mark’s personal stories and advice on what you can do to improve air quality, giving us the low-down on what’s up high.
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Nov - Dec 2019 | New acquisitions 2019 | Acquisitions 2019-2020
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Other worlds -- Our world -- Ozone -- Acid rain -- City air pollution -- Your street -- Your home -- Your family -- The future: my life, my car, my town, my world

A fascinating journey through the atmosphere that will leave readers breathless.

We breathe in and out every few seconds. But what’s really in the air all around us? From the atmosphere on distant planets to the stuff that gets into our lungs, from holes in the ozone layer to lazy and disappearing gases, air quality specialist and full-time breather Dr Mark Broomfield is here to join up the particles and tell us everything we need to know about every breath we take.

With seven million early deaths a year linked to air pollution, air quality is headline news around the world. But how do we measure air pollution and what on earth is an odour panel? Why are property prices higher upwind of cities? Should you buy, hold on to, or avoid a diesel car? And will our grandchildren inherit an atmosphere worth breathing?

Every Breath You Take combines scientific evidence with Mark’s personal stories and advice on what you can do to improve air quality, giving us the low-down on what’s up high.

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