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The Resource How Water Influences Our Lives, by Per Jahren, Tongbo Sui, (electronic resource)

How Water Influences Our Lives, by Per Jahren, Tongbo Sui, (electronic resource)

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How Water Influences Our Lives
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How Water Influences Our Lives
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by Per Jahren, Tongbo Sui
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eng
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This beautifully illustrated book explains how water influences our culture; the many phases of water from ice to gas, its simple but still so unpredictable nature, and water resources on Earth; how water is distributed in ice, oceans, rivers, lakes and more; how it creates transport possibilities; how it produces and absorbs energy; how it is constantly changing the surface of the Earth; how there is enough water on Earth, yet sometimes there is too much or too little; the role of water in recreation; and how water supplies us with food in a myriad of ways. Few things are like water {u2013} a subtle and thought-provoking element, so simple and yet complicated, so conspicuous yet unpredictable, so soft and peaceful yet powerful, and so universal yet unique. Water is by far the world{u2019}s largest commodity. Though it belongs to all of us, it is still not shared by all. We very seldom take time to reflect on the many ways that water affects our lives. Though it would be too ambitious to believe that it claims all the meanings and roles of water, this book, by showcasing water{u2019}s versatility and by sharing the experiences and insights gained by the two authors during their many travels across the globe, contributes to a greater awareness of the most important substance in our society {u2013} water. The book offers an insightful and intriguing read for anyone interested in science and culture related to water, from laymen to students and decision-makers.{u00AD}{u00AD}{u00AD}{u00AD}{u00AD}{u00AD}{u00AD}{u00AD}
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How Water Influences Our Lives, by Per Jahren, Tongbo Sui, (electronic resource)
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How Water Influences Our Lives, by Per Jahren, Tongbo Sui, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Water -- Water in Culture and Social Development -- Snow and ice -- The Oceans -- Rivers and lakes -- The transport source -- The energy source -- Erosion -- Water consumption -- Recreation -- The food source
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VIII, 286 p. 484 illus., 473 illus. in color.
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9789811019388
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