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Water (All That Matters)

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All that matters about Water. 'All That Matters' is an exciting new series from Hodder, with authors that matter writing about subjects that matter.
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ISBN-13: 9781444156812
ISBN-10: 1444156810
Pagini: 152
Dimensiuni: 127 x 175 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.23 kg
Editura: McGraw-Hill
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Notă biografică

Paul Younger (Glasgow, Scotland) is one of the world's leading hydrogeologists, with 25 years of experience in the water industry worldwide. He is currently a full Professor at the University of Newcastle, where he heads up the Institute for Research on Sustainability. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Cuprins

1. Water, water, everywhere ... ? 2. H2O - the molecular marvel 3. The miracle of the blue planet 4. Water as the universal solvent 5. "Wildness and wet": hydroecology 6. Moisture in motion: the fundamentals of hydraulics 7. Use, Abuse, Lose? Water as a resource 8. Water management in a changing climate 9. Water wars and hydrological peacemaking 10. Water as a commodity 11. Water is not an island

Recenzii

In just an hour or two, the reader can pick up the fundamentals on key themes right from the basics of the water molecule through for example to water's linkage to so many human activities and the concerns around climate change, virtual water, and hydrological change. There are some technical parts, such as a few pages on the basics of hydraulics, but so too is there reference to water's cultural importance, a little poetry, and an imaginative '100 ideas' section (whose 'Five organizations to check out if you care about the issues raised in this book' include IWA). There is clearly a wealth of knowledge behind this perspective. Valuable concepts are woven in, such as the need to adopt catchment-based integrated land and water resources management. The result is an engaging and accessible case for why water deserves greater attention. -- Keith Hayward, Water21 20130202 It is easy and engaging to read, and shows us why water is important to individuals and to societies. It is an important book that should really be read by everyone, especially those studying the environment. -- Sue White, Cranford University (in the TES) 20130222