About this book

Straddling the line between fact and fiction, On Different Kinds of Air for the first time tells the full story of the extraordinary life and work of Scottish radical James Tytler.

From chemistry, encyclopedias and aeronavigation to revolution, revelation and the electric ether, this is the story of one man’s unique pursuit of knowledge, liberty and equality amidst the intellectual and scientific upheaval of the Scottish Enlightenment.


On Different Kinds of Air was published on 14th November, 2015.

Here you can read notes and comments on the published text, together with further explorations of the material and more background information on the people, places and events it describes.