Our Atmosphere

The movements of underwater creatures can sometimes appear to be more labored than those of land lubbers. This is due to the fact that the water they are moving through is generally a thousand times more dense than air. However we’re constantly engulfed by a sea of sorts as well- our atmosphere. Except for during especially humid summer afternoons, it can be easy to forget that we are immersed in a bubble of gases. The incredible frailty of this situation deserves a moment of reflection. The collection of gases that sustain all life on Earth is held in place by the gravitational pull of our planet…

If you are interested in reading the rest of this story, it can be found in our new book, A Guide to the Wonderful World Around Us: Notes on Nature.

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