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Water from Heaven The Story of Water from the Big Bang to the Rise of Civilization, and Beyond

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ISBN-10: 0231122454

ISBN-13: 9780231122450

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robert S. Kandel, Robert Kandel

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From where -- and what -- does water come? How did it become the key to life in the universe? Water from Heaven presents a state-of-the-art portrait of the science of water, recounting how the oxygen needed to form H2O originated in the nuclear reactions in the interiors of stars, asking whether microcomets may be replenishing our world's oceans, and explaining how the Moon and planets set ice-age rhythms by way of slight variations in Earth's orbit and rotation. The book then takes the measure of water today in all its states, solid and gaseous as well as liquid. How do the famous El Nio and La Nia events in the Pacific affect our weather? What clues can water provide scientists in…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Li/Lai/Dafeng/Mafeng: History of the Conceptualization of a Disease/Category
A Cursed but Redeemable Body
The Dangerously Contagious Body: Segregation in Late Imperial China
The Chinese Leper and the Modern World
Leprosy in the PRC Epilogue: Leprosy, China, and the World
List of Leprosaria and Clinics in China
Indigenous Leper Asylums in Late Imperial China
Glossary
Bibliography
Index