Alice's Adventures in Water-land

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World Scientific, 2011 - Electronic books - 146 pages
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This highly illustrated book describes the properties of liquid water and the relevance of these properties to life, in a way that makes the content accessible to anyone. It will raise the awareness of the reader on the vital importance of water to all life on earth. It is a book of science interwoven into the fabric of a story. There are very few books on water aimed at the general public. This volume will appeal to both adults and students with its superb delivery of scientific knowledge in highly accessible prose.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Alices First Day in College
1
Chapter 2 Professor Holmes Explains the Phase Map
11
Chapter 3 The First Excursion into the Microscopic World of Water Vapor
29
Experiencing the Effect of Temperature and Pressure
45
Chapter 5 A Visit to the Solid Phase of Ice
61
Chapter 6 Alices Visit to the Liquid Phase
79
Chapter 7 Why Does Ice Float on Water?
95
Chapter 8 The Outstanding Temperature Dependence of the Volume of Water
103
Chapter 9 The Heat Capacity of Water
115
Chapter 10 The Latent Heat of Water and Regulation of the Bodys Temperature
123
Chapter 11 The Electrified Water
129
Chapter 12 Professor Holmes Last Lecture
139
Chapter 13 The Last Visit to Professor Holmes Lab
141
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