Ever wonder if you've breathed in the same air molecules as Julius Caesar or Marilyn Monroe? The answer will surprise you, and so will this book! There are amazing stories behind the gases in the air we breathe. I was particularly curious to learn more about Antoine Lavoisier, a French aristocrat and chemist who may have turned even execution at the guillotine into an experiment and the ingenious techniques scientists propose to mitigate the effects of global warming (hint: ants and phytoplankton might both have roles to play). Once you've finished this book, you'll never take the simple act of breathing for granted again.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)