‘Gasp’: interview with Joe Sherman

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How often do we think about the air that we breathe? Until now, oxygen has been a muse mainly for scientists and environmentalists. Vermont author Joe Sherman brings air into the mainstream consciousness in his new book, “Gasp! The Swift and Terrible the Beauty of Air.”

The first half of Gasp explores the history of air as it relates to the origins of life on earth, evolution, philosophy and mythology. Sherman then walks us through the terrain of pollution, and the potential for future global disaster.

(To hear Neal Charnoff’s interview with Sherman, click on the “Listen” icon.)

“Gasp: The Swift and Terrible Beauty of Air” is published by Shoemaker Hoard Books. Sherman will be speaking at the Montgomery Town Library, Tuesday night at 7:30.

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