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Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World TV - Stephen Hawking - Every Breath We Take TV - Michael Mosley TV - Martin Amis - William Shakespeare - Christopher Marlowe - William Wordsworth - James Burke TV - John Milton - Poor Cow 1967 - 

 

 

2,533.  ‘He [Boyle]  wanted to find out what air actually was.’  (Science & Air)  Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World, Channel 4 2012, James Dyson

 

2,534.  Boyle’s air pump was a huge turning point: it demonstrated that there was an invisible world all around us whose laws we could understand through experiment and reason.  (Science & Art)  ibid.  Stephen Hawking

 

 

62,728.  The air around us contains the raw materials from which life is made.  Every Breath We Take, BBC 2014

 

62,729.  The fashionable theory of the day - phlogiston.  This mysterious element was believed to be released during combustion or respiration.  ibid.

 

 

62,730.  Air had long been considered a single indivisible substance.  A basic building block of the world.  But as Europe industrialised it became increasingly obvious that this was far from the truth.  People realised from personal experience that there were lots of different airs with very different properties.  Michael Mosley, The Story of Science: Proof & Passion

 

62,731.  Priestley set out to study airs by heating different substances.  ibid.

 

 

62,732.  The air itself was ebony, like the denial, the refutation, of the idea of light.  Martin Amis, House of Meetings

 

 

62,733.  It is a nipping and an eager air.  William Shakespeare, Hamlet I iv 2

 

62,734.  But, soft!  methinks I scent the morning air.  ibid.  I v 58

 

 

62,735.  Fair is foul and foul is fair:

Hover through the fog and filthy air.  William Shakespeare, Macbeth I i 11

 

 

62,736.  The air breathes upon us here most sweetly.  William Shakespeare, The Tempest II i 49, Adrian

 

 

62,737.  O, thou art fairer than the evening air

Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.  Christopher Marlowe, Faustus

 

 

62,738.  And ’t is my faith, that every flower

Enjoys the air it breathes.  William Wordsworth, Lines written in Early Spring

 

 

67,345.  Hales reckons the source of all disease is foul or putrid air found mostly in closed spaces.  (Civilisation & Air)  James Burke, Connections III: A Special Place s3e7

 

 

47,315.  The parching air

Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire.  (Hell & Air & Cold)  John Milton, Paradise Lost 2:594

 

 

98,639.  I don’t like fresh air.  It’s not good for the skin.  (GBH Films & Air)  Poor Cow 1967 starring Carol White & Terence Stamp & John Bindon & Queenie Watts & Kate Williams & Laurie Asprey & James Beckett & Ray Barron & Hilda Barry & Kenneth Campbell & Ron Clarke et al, director Ken Loach