This highly illustrated book describes the properties of liquid water and the relevance of these properties to life, in a way that makes the content accessible to anyone. It will raise the awareness of the reader on the vital importance of water to all life on earth. It is a book of science interwoven into the fabric of a story.There are very few books on water aimed at the general public. This volume will appeal to both adults and students with its superb delivery of scientific knowledge in highly accessible prose.
Alice's First Day in College; Professor Holmes Explains the Phase Map; The First Excurison into the Microscopic World of Water Vapor; The Second Visit to Water Vapor - Experiencing the Effect of Temperature and Pressure; A Visit to the Solid Phase of Ice; Alice's Visit to the Liquid Phase; Why Does Ice Float on Water?; The Outstanding Temperature Dependence of Volume of Water; The Heat Capacity of Water; Latent Heat of Water and Regulation of the Body's Temperature; The Electrified WaterA"; The Last Lecture of Professor Holmes; The Last Visit to Professor Holmes' Lab.