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A fascinating journey through the atmosphere that will leave readers breathless.

We breathe in and out every few seconds. But what’s really in the air all around us? From the atmosphere on distant planets to the stuff that gets into our lungs, from holes in the ozone layer to lazy and disappearing gases, air quality specialist and full-time breather Dr Mark Broomfield is here to join up the particles and tell us everything we need to know about every breath we take.

With seven million early deaths a year linked to air pollution, air quality is headline news around the world. But how do we measure air pollution and what on earth is an odour panel? Why are property prices higher upwind of cities? Should you buy, hold on to, or avoid a diesel car? And will our grandchildren inherit an atmosphere worth breathing?

Every Breath You Take combines scientific evidence with Mark’s personal stories and advice on what you can do to improve air quality, giving us the low-down on what’s up high.

‘Written in an easily accessible style yet get across important facts about the world and what we are doing to it.’
Peter Wadhams, author of A Farewell to Ice

‘Not without raising a wry smile, the author takes us from the atmospheres of the planets to the air outside our front door… a fascinating read.’
Professor Duncan Laxen, Associate of Air Quality Consultants

‘Mark Broomfield s writing is just the breath of fresh air needed to lift the fog on atmospheric sciences.’
Piers Forster, Professor of Physical Climate Change, University of Leeds

‘Why read a romance or thriller that will leave you breathless when you could learn more about what you’re actually breathing? And how to improve air quality?’
John R. Platt, The Revelator, ‘The Best Environmental Books of July’

‘Often genuinely funny…one of the best popular science books of the year…Great stuff.’
Nick Smith, Engineering & Technology

‘Having just read [Mark Broomfield’s] book, I feel ultra-aware of everything to do with the air we breathe, and I feel grateful for what’s in my nostrils now…enlightening.’
Michael Odell, The Times