Judul/Title: Water: Miracle of Nature
Penulis/Author: Thomson King
Penerbit/Publisher: Collier Books
Dimensi/Dimension: 10.5 x 18 x 1.5cm
Call No.: 551/Kin/w/C.1
"In water, life was concieved, and from water it was born."
Life and water on this planet are inseparable. Life began in the sea. The great majority of living things are still in the oceans. Land devoid of water is devoid of life. Water is the greatest of solvents. Protoplasm, the bearer of life, is a solution or suspension in water. Our bodies are more than three-fourths water, and our world is what water has made it. The life and welfare of man are inextricably bound to water.
Water: Miracle of Nature is a study of water as a broad elemental force in our existence, a detailed description of its individual states, and a history of how man has put it to use down through the ages. Whether it is in the ocean, a flowing stream, an iceberg, a steam boiler, or a cloud; whether it is hard water, soft water, heavy water, or soda water; wheter it is a rainbow, a tear, a frost crystal, or a glacier, Thomson King describes its qualities, properties, and characteristic with authority and enthusiasm. His book is the story of what water, in all its forms, has done to the world and life, and of what man has done with and to water.
Thomson King, a commercial engineering who has long made a hobby of the study water, is the executive vice-president of the Maryland Academy of Science.
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