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Water and Life

The Unique Properties of H2O, 1st Edition

Edited by Ruth M. Lynden-Bell, Simon Conway Morris, John D. Barrow, John L. Finney, Charles Harper

CRC Press

396 pages

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pub: 2010-05-21
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Reflecting a rich technical and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, Water and Life: The Unique Properties of H20 focuses on the properties of water and its interaction with life. The book develops a variety of approaches that help to illuminate ways in which to address deeper questions with respect to the nature of the universe and our place withi

Table of Contents

This Strange Substance Called "Water". The Specific Properties of Water-How and Why Water Is Eccentric. Water in Biochemistry. Water, the Solar System, and the Origin of Life. Water-The Human Dimension. Index.

About the Editors

Ruth M. Lynden-Bell is emeritus professor of chemistry at Queen's University, Belfast and an emerita fellow of Murray Edwards College at the University of Cambridge.

Simon Conway Morris is a professor of earth sciences at the University of Cambridge.

John D. Barrow is a professor of mathematical sciences and director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at the University of Cambridge, and Gresham Professor of Geometry at Gresham College.

John L. Finney is emeritus professor of physics in the London Centre for Nanotechnology at University College London.

Charles L. Harper, Jr. is chancellor for international distance learning and senior vice president of the American University System as well as president of Vision-Five.com Consulting.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics