Cover art for Water
Published
Mit Press, January 2022
ISBN
9780262046145
Format
Hardcover, 200 pages
Dimensions
22.9cm × 20.3cm

Water A Visual and Scientific History

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The story of the most abundant substance on Earth, from its origins in the birth of stars billions of years ago to its importance in the living world.

Water is so ubiquitous in our lives that it is easy to take for granted. The average American uses ninety gallons of water a day; nearly every liquid we encounter is mostly water--milk, for example, is 87 percent water. Clouds and ice--water in other forms--affect our climate. Water is the most abundant substance on Earth, and the third-most abundant molecule in the universe. In this lavishly illustrated volume, science writer Jack Challoner tells the story of water, from its origins in the birth of stars to its importance in the living world.

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