Water Drops: Celebrating the Wonder of Water

Water Drops Celebrating the Wonder of Water In this engaging book hydrologist Peter E Black celebrates the wonder of our planet s most precious natural resource In these brief nontechnical essays readers are introduced to water s unique scie

  • Title: Water Drops: Celebrating the Wonder of Water
  • Author: Peter E. Black
  • ISBN: 9781438444871
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this engaging book, hydrologist Peter E Black celebrates the wonder of our planet s most precious natural resource In these brief, nontechnical essays, readers are introduced to water s unique scientific properties, the vital role it plays in Earth s ecology and ecosystems, and the impact it has had on human history, culture, art, law, and economics At turns educatioIn this engaging book, hydrologist Peter E Black celebrates the wonder of our planet s most precious natural resource In these brief, nontechnical essays, readers are introduced to water s unique scientific properties, the vital role it plays in Earth s ecology and ecosystems, and the impact it has had on human history, culture, art, law, and economics At turns educational and inspirational, humorous and reverent, the book also sounds a cautionary note water is abundant, but it is also scarce Only three percent of the earth s water is fresh, and only a small percentage of that fresh water is available for human use and consumption Therefore, it must be managed carefully, and understood, lest we find ourselves with too little, too late.

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    1. Thankful that I chose to buy this book. I have dog-eared pages and will go back and highlight and make notes. As a Master Watershed Steward, this is a great resource. Although it was published in 2012, much of the information remains pertinent. The history of the organizations involved in water and land stewardship will continue to change while the roots and foundations remaining the same. I'll spend a bit of time searching for the 90-minute broadcasts of each of these essays. I'd like to hear P [...]

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