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Discovery: Thin Air [1] 19 Jan 11

January 19th, 2011

Episode 29 of 565 episodes

We not only live in the air, we live because of it. And air is about much more than just breathing. It is a transformer and a protector, though ultimately also a poison. Gabrielle Walker experiences air – floats in it, flies in it, weighs it and discovers that 'Thin Air' packs one of the most powerful forces on the planet.

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