Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

It’s invisible. It’s ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. Bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it. With every breath, you literally inhale the history of the world. On the ides of March, 44 BC, Julius Caesar died of stab wounds on the Senate floor, but the story of his last breath is still unfolding; in fact, you’re probably inhaling some of it now. Book sales and signing to follow.