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For centuries, humans have tried to master air. Sea captains rein it in with their sails, and pilots cut through it with their wings. We have machines to pump air into our lungs and computers to anticipate the movement of the winds. Air pervades everything we do and gives us life, yet it is impossible to capture. We can only evoke it through images, impressions, and feelings. This book offers a collage of such evocations expressed through prose, poetry, photography, and drawings.From aerial plankton to Navajo wind gods, from joyful singing to painful emphysema, from gentle breezes to violent storms, Writing on Air creates a fresh way of thinking about the role of air in our everyday lives. Included in the book are prose pieces by poet Hayden Carruth, paulo da costa, Kristjana Gunnars, filmmaker Werner Herzog, Howard Mansfield, Sarah Menin, and C. L. Rawlins; an excerpt from a play by Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann on the discovery of oxygen; poems by Lori Anderson, Tonu Õnnepalu, Andrew Schelling, and Virgil Suárez; and art and photography by Manuel Acevedo, Stuart Allen, Marsha Cottrell, Susan Derges, the Korwa tribe of the Indian hills, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Tuula Närhinen, and the airborne dancers of Project Bandaloop.

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Air in our everyday and imaginative lives, as portrayed by a wide range of writers, photographers, and artists.

Synopsis:

For centuries, humans have tried to master air. Sea captains rein it in with their sails, and pilots cut through it with their wings. We have machines to pump air into our lungs and computers to anticipate the movement of the winds. Air pervades everything we do and gives us life, yet it is impossible to capture. We can only evoke it through images, impressions, and feelings. This book offers a collage of such evocations expressed through prose, poetry, photography, and drawings.

About the Author

David Rothenberg is Professor of Philosophy at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and founder of the Terra Nova book series. His most recent books are Always the Mountains and Sudden Music: Improvisation, Art and Nature.Wandee J. Pryor is former Managing Editor of Terra Nova projects at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262681599
Editor:
Rothenberg, David
Editor:
Pryor, Wandee J.
Editor:
Rothenberg, David
Editor:
Pryor, Wandee J.
Author:
Rothenberg, David
Author:
Pryor, Wandee J.
Publisher:
MIT
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Terra Nova Books Writing on Air
Publication Date:
20060217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28 illus.
Pages:
322
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Air
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , For centuries, humans have tried to master air. Sea captains rein it in with their sails, and pilots cut through it with their wings. We have machines to pump air into our lungs and computers to anticipate the movement of the winds. Air pervades everything we do and gives us life, yet it is impossible to capture. We can only evoke it through images, impressions, and feelings. This book offers a collage of such evocations expressed through prose, poetry, photography, and drawings.
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