How Water Influences Our Lives by Per JahrenHow Water Influences Our Lives by Per Jahren

How Water Influences Our Lives

byPer Jahren, Tongbo Sui

Hardcover | December 5, 2016

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This beautifully illustrated book explains how water influences our culture; the many phases of water from ice to gas, its simple but still so unpredictable nature, and water resources on Earth; how water is distributed in ice, oceans, rivers, lakes and more; how it creates transport possibilities; how it produces and absorbs energy; how it is constantly changing the surface of the Earth; how there is enough water on Earth, yet sometimes there is too much or too little; the role of water in recreation; and how water supplies us with food in a myriad of ways.

Few things are like water - a subtle and thought-provoking element, so simple and yet complicated, so conspicuous yet unpredictable, so soft and peaceful yet powerful, and so universal yet unique. Water is by far the world's largest commodity. Though it belongs to all of us, it is still not shared by all. We very seldom take time to reflect on the many ways that water affects our lives.

Though it would be too ambitious to believe that it claims all the meanings and roles of water, this book, by showcasing water's versatility and by sharing the experiences and insights gained by the two authors during their many travels across the globe, contributes to a greater awareness of the most important substance in our society - water. The book offers an insightful and intriguing read for anyone interested in science and culture related to water, from laymen to students and decision-makers.­­­­­­­­

Per Jahren:MD Civil Engineering Norwegian Technical University, Trondheim, Norway, 1965.Stanford Executive Program, USA 1976Wide experience from the building industry in general and in particular the cement and concrete industry for 50 years.Past Chairman and Honorary member Norwegian Concrete Society.Various awards amongst others the ...
Title:How Water Influences Our LivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:286 pagesPublished:December 5, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811019371

ISBN - 13:9789811019371

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Table of Contents

Water.- Water in Culture and Social Development.- Snow and ice.- The Oceans.- Rivers and lakes.- The transport source.- The energy source.- Erosion.- Water consumption.- Recreation.- The food source.