Life's Matrix: A Biography of Water
One of the four elements of classical antiquity, water is central to the environment of our planet. In Life's Matrix, Philip Ball writes of water's origins, history, and unique physical character. As a geological agent, water shapes mountains, canyons, and coastlines, and when unleashed in hurricanes and floods its destructive power is awesome. Ball's provocative exploration of water on other planets highlights the possibilities of life beyond Earth. Life's Matrix also examines the grim realities of depletion of natural resources and its effects on the availability of water in the twenty-first century.
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Review: Life's Matrix: A Biography of Water, With a new prefaceUser Review - Goodreads
Fascinating. well researched. wonderfully written. too much. I'm overwhelmed.
Review: Life's Matrix: A Biography of Water, With a new prefaceUser Review - Eli - Goodreads
What did I want from this book that it didn't give me? I can't say. More history and practicality, less chemistry and minutiae? Was Ball's tone too dry? On the surface, I can't name anything that ... Read full review
THE FIRST FLOOD
BLOOD OF THE EARTH
STOREHOUSES OF THE HAIL
OCEANS IN THE SKY
OPEN TO THE ELEMENTS
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
THE REAL ELIXIR