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Life's matrix : a biography of water

Autor: Philip Ball
Editora: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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"Life's Matrix tells of water's origins, its history, and its fascinating pervasiveness: there are, for example, at least fourteen different forms of ice. An exploration of water on other planets highlights the possibilities of life beyond Earth. Life's Matrix reveals the unexpected in the most ordinary places - a drop of dew, a frozen pond, a cup of coffee - and the familiar in unexpected settings. There is water  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Philip Ball
ISBN: 0374186286 9780374186289
Número OCLC: 42921366
Notas: Originally published: H₂O. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999.
Descrição: xvi, 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Conteúdos: Cosmic Juice --
The First Flood --
Blood of the Earth --
Storehouses of the Hail --
Oceans in the Sky --
Two Hands, Two Feet --
Open to the Elements --
Between Heaven and Earth --
Cold Truths --
Life's Matrix --
The Real Elixir --
Inner Space --
Strange Brew --
Pride, Prejudice, and Pathology --
A Drop of Something Stronger --
Epilogue: Blue Gold.
Outros Títulos: H₂O
Responsabilidade: Philip Ball.
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"Life's Matrix tells of water's origins, its history, and its fascinating pervasiveness: there are, for example, at least fourteen different forms of ice. An exploration of water on other planets highlights the possibilities of life beyond Earth. Life's Matrix reveals the unexpected in the most ordinary places - a drop of dew, a frozen pond, a cup of coffee - and the familiar in unexpected settings. There is water on the sun and the moon, at the heart of molecular biology, at the core of a cell, and there may be enough of it beneath the surface of the Earth to refill the oceans thirty times over. Life's Matrix also surveys the grim realities of our natural resources, and shows how water will become a scarce commodity in the twenty-first century."--Jacket.

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