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An Ocean of Air

Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere
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Current format, Book, 2007, All copies in use.
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A study of Earth's atmosphere traces a journey of scientific discovery, from the Italian Renaissance scientist Torricelli, a disciple of Galileo, who realized that we live at the bottom of a dense ocean of air, through a self-educated West Virginia farmhand, William Ferrel, who unlocked the secrets of the trade winds,…

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