Water

Water A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions

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Synopsis

Water dominates the surface of Earth and is vital to life on our planet. It is a remarkable liquid which shows anomalous behaviour. In this Very Short Introduction John Finney introduces the science of water, and explores how the structure of water molecules gives rise to its physical and chemical properties. Considering water in all three of its states as ice and steam as well as liquid, Finney explains the great importance of an understanding of its structure and behaviour to a range of fields including chemistry, astrophysics, and earth and environmental sciences. Finney describes the role of water in biology, and ends with a discussion of the outstanding controversies concerning water, and some of the 'magical' properties which have been claimed for it. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780198708728
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: First Edition
DEWEY: 553.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xx, 140
Weight: 144g
Height: 175mm
Width: 113mm
Spine width: 11mm