The Encyclopedia of Air adopts a unique approach to its topic, exploring air, wind, and atmosphere in all their natural and human aspects. Its 162 entries are alphabetically arranged and cover meteorological topics such as tornados, political issues such as air pollution, important scientists and aviators, technical topics such as airplanes and dirigibles, and cultural phemena including musical, literary, and linguistic references to air and wind. Other entries cover important organizations such as the Clean Air Trust, legal issues such as the Clean Air Act, and aerial sports and recreation such as kite-flying. Containing over 50 photos and tables, this book also includes a Guide to Selected Topics that traces broad themes, a general bibliography, and a detailed subject index. Most of the entries provide See also references to related entries in the book, a listing of addition information resources-both print and electronic-and contact information for relevant groups and organizations.
DAVID E. NEWTON is the author of more than 400 textbooks, encyclopedias, resource books, research manuals, and other educational materials. He taught math and physical sciences in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for 13 years, was professor of chemistry and physics at Salem (Massachusetts) State College for 15 years, and was adjunct professor in the College of Professional Studies at the University of San Francisco for 10 years.