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The Air We Breathe is a picture book desiqned to

introduce Earth's atmosphere andits importance to life on Earth. It also introduces how the addition of new gases

contributes to changing the QuaHty of air we breathe.

With ann understand ~ng of how our atmosphere works, we wi~1 begiin to understand how our activities may be contributing to some of those chances in a ir quality.

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All gases are made of tiny molecules

with small atoms that our eyes can not see, They move very, very fast

after absorbing the sun's energy. {}

These molecules get so excited that they may even split and change.

They may form a new gas called ozone, because of all the energy they gain.

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Dr. Jack F.isliman,

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About the Author:

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Dr. Irene Ladd has an Ed.D.

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