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Water: A Matrix of Life

By: Felix Franks
225 pages, illus
Water: A Matrix of Life
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This book discusses current scientific knowledge of water: its properties, its influence on dissolved substances and its usually neglected but controlling role in the life sciences and ecology.

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Origin and distribution of water in the ecosphere; water and prehistoric life; structure of the water molecule and the nature of the hydrogen bond in water; physical properties of liquid water; ice; the structure of liquid water; aqueous solutions of simple molecules; aqueous solutions of electrolytes; aqueous solutions of polar molecules; chemical reactions in aqueous solutions; hydration and the molecules of life; water in the chemistry and physics of life; unstable water; supersaturated and solid aqueous solutions; water availability; usage and quality; economics and politics; summary and prognosis.

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By: Felix Franks
225 pages, illus
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