From the mysteries of flight, to the truth about the air we breathe, the atmosphere is full of surprises. Discover more about our atmosphere in the books below.

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Air: The Restless Shaper of the World by William Bryant Logan

Logan brings our air alive, making it surprisingly clear that air is far, far different from nothingness.

“the wind—the enveloping, ever-moving atmosphere—is exactly where our breath comes from, and…by its entering into our bodies and exiting them again, we join a community that has been producing and sustaining Earth’s air for around four billion years.”

William Bryant Logan, Air: The Restless Shaper of the World


Other References

Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This is a gorgeous book, written in beautiful language and peppered with insight born of intensely-lived experience. Saint-Exupéry captures the infancy of aviation, the adventure of flying small planes into unknown territories and unpredictable circumstances.

Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker

Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot in love with flight, takes us on a wonderful, immersive journey through sky and air, over city and tundra, and into the heart of what flight means to humans.


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