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The Secret Life of Dust

From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things

by Hannah Holmes

  • 379 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Wiley .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7616008M
ISBN 100471377430
ISBN 109780471377436

Find books like The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust, #2) from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Secret Comm.   Parents need to know that The Secret Commonwealth is the second book in The Book of Dust trilogy and takes place, chronologically, nearly 20 years after the first Book of Dust, Belle Savage, and some seven years after the His Dark Materials trilogy. Lyra is a university student who must flee Cambridge suddenly and head to the Silk Road alone.5/5.

Buy The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things by Hannah Holmes online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 3 editions - starting at $ Shop now. But in the hands of writer Hannah Holmes, dust becomes a dazzling and mysterious force. As Holmes says, dust is a messenger, and air is its medium. And by the end of this fascinating journey through The Secret Life of Dust, we cannot help but agree. Humble dust, .

The Book of Dust, Pullman’s eagerly anticipated return to the world of His Dark Materials, will also be a book in three parts. It began with La Belle Sauvage and continues with The Secret Commonwealth/5(K). The Book of Dust Volume Three is the third and final book in The Book of Dust of yet, the title of the book is unknown, but Sir Philip Pullman has revealed it will have something to do with roses - possibly with the name being The Garden of Roses or Roses from the South.. The book will continue on from The Secret Commonwealth, taking place after the events of The Amber : Philip Pullman.


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Acclaim for The Secret Life of Dust "You will never again look disparagingly upon dust. Hannah Holmes has written my favorite kind of book––one that takes a seemingly mundane subject and trumpets its significance in our lives not only on Earth, but in the Heavens."Cited by: 4.

The story of restless dust begins among exploding stars, then treks through the dinosaur beds of the Gobi Desert, drills into Antarctic glaciers, filters living dusts from the wind, and probes the dark underbelly of the living-room couch/5.

The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Consequences of Little Things. Hannah Holmes (Author), Eliza Foss (Narrator), Audible Studios /5(33).

T he Secret Life of Dust, by science writer Hannah Holmes, covers the often overlooked subject of dust. The book details the origins, composition, and impact of dust on our planet and humans - from the cosmos to the kitchen counter. The Secret Life of Dust covers both the benefits and the harmful effects of dust - in the past, present, and possibly the future.

pages. book continues below ↓. But in the hands of writer Hannah Holmes, dust becomes a dazzling and mysterious force. As Holmes says, dust is a messenger, and air is its medium. And by the end of this fascinating journey through The Secret Life of Dust, we cannot help but agree.

Humble dust /5(33). Buy The Secret Life of Dust (): From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things: NHBS - Hannah Holmes, John Wiley & Sons.

Dust is everywhere and unstoppable, Holmes notes: Every breath you take bringsto 1 million specks—depending on the grubbiness of your environment—into circulation in your lungs. Many will wash out on the tide of exhalation, but not a lot of those industrial dusts, or asbestos dust, or quartz dust—all of which stay to kill you.

Book 2 in the Book of Dust trilogy is a poorly written, rambling story that has very little to do with the first book. The dialogue is awful and monotonous.

There is a never-ending carousel of side-characters that add little to the story with their brief appearances and vapid dialogue/5(K). Others sample the shower of Saharan dust that nourishes Caribbean jungles, or venture into the microscopic jungle of the bedroom carpet.

Like The Secret Life of Dust, however, all of them unveil the mayhem and magic wrought by little things. Hannah Holmes (Portland, ME) is a science and natural history writer for the Discovery Channel Online. It is seven years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materials sequence.

Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child/5(3K). Hannah Holmes A mesmerizing expedition around our dusty world Some see dust as dull and useless stuff. But in the hands of author Hannah Holmes, it becomes a dazzling and mysterious force; Dust, we discover, built the planet we walk upon.

And it tinkers with the weather and spices the air we by: 4. The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things. It rises from swamps, forests, deserts and the oceans. Our bodies are surrounded by a personal cloud of it. A certain scent, a single whiff of which can launch a thousand flashbacks—it isn’t air.

It’s dust and it’s everywhere. Dust, of course, can be a nuisance housewives hate it and it can even be harmful if it is spreading germs. On the other hand, there are some things we like about dust: we like its color (most of the dust that we see is gray or beige, our two favorite colors); we like to read a book like this about dust; we like to dust.

"An excellent work. Dust is small, but The Secret Life of Dust is a big, and fun, accomplishment."-- Austin American-Statesman "Few browsers will put science writer Hannah Holmes' latest volume down without adding it to their to-be-read list."-- Dallas Morning News "Worth the price on its dust /5().

I'm reading The Secret Life of Dust by Hannah Holmes. I'm not a big fan of "scientific reading," but this book is fascinating. I had been completely unaware of exactly what is. A new book by noted science writer Hannah Holmes proves that the subject of dust is anything but dry.

In The Secret Life of Dust Holmes tells us that the substance which comes in a bewildering array of shapes, sizes and compositions may also be responsible for the extinction of several species, including the dinosaurs and, perhaps in time, our own.

THE SECRET LIFE OF DUST: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter—the Big Consequences of Little Things Hannah Holmes, Author. Wiley $ (p) ISBN   The Secret Life of Dust From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things by Hannah Holmes.

Published J Cited by: 4. The story of restless dust begins among exploding stars, then treks through the dinosaur beds of the Gobi Desert, drills into Antarctic glaciers, filters living dusts from the wind, and probes the dark underbelly of the living-room couch.

Good news everyone. I just listened to the podcast called Art Detective today and Philip Pullman was the guest, he announced that the title of the second book in the trilogy The Book of Dust will be called, "The Secret Common Wealth." He also said he actually finished writing the book and is currently in the editing phase!.

The Paperback of the Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things by Hannah Holmes at Barnes & Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : Turner Publishing Company.The Book of Dust is a trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman, which expands Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

The books further chronicle the adventures of Lyra Belacqua and her battle against the theocratic organisation known as the Magisterium, and shed more light on the mysterious substance called Dust. The first book, La Belle Sauvage, was published in Octoberand is set 12 Author: Philip Pullman.Find books like The Secret Life of Dust: From the Cosmos to the Kitchen Counter, the Big Consequences of Little Things from the world’s largest community.