- File Size: 21080 KB
- Print Length: 357 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ebner and Sons (August 25, 2014)
- Publication Date: August 25, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00N2ASKF2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,469 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor Kindle Edition
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What mysteries lurk in the depths of a glass of water? What makes the wispy clouds of vapor rising from your cup of hot coffee? Or the puffy white clouds hovering in the sky? Why do the bubbles in your pop get bigger the longer you wait? What keeps Jell-O's water from oozing out? Why does your tongue stick to something frozen? And why don't your joints squeak?
Questions such as those have remained unanswered not only because they have seemed complex, but also because they require that scientists pursue a politically risky domain of science: water research. Scientists trying to understand the "social behavior" of H20 do so at grave risk to their reputations and livelihoods because water science has suffered repeated fiascos. Water scientists have been virtually tarred and feathered.
Undaunted, one scientist has navigated the perils of water science by conducting dozens of simple, carefully controlled experiments and piecing together the first coherent account of water's three dimensional structure and behavior.
Professor Pollack takes us on a fantastic voyage through water, showing us a hidden universe teeming with physical activity that provides answers so simple that any curious person can understand. In conversational prose, Pollack relentlessly documents just where some scientists may have gone wrong with their Byzantine theories, and instead lays a simple foundation for understanding how changes of water structure underlie most energetic transitions of form and motion on Earth.
Pollack invites us to open our eyes and re-experience our natural world, to take nothing for granted, and to reawaken our childhood dream of having things make sense. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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Contemplated in time, it’s revelations slowly knit together a vision of the amazing connected simplicity of nature. Woven in the mysteries unraveled are answers to the enigma ‘water’ which have blurred our vision (of it and all it touches) for a hundred years.
Written, chaptered and illustrated exquisitely by the father and son team Pollack. You may read this book 3 times and still discover! The discoveries are revealed in stages and it’s just as well, as together they might be unbelievable. When you put them together though (in your mind) another world will open to you. One of discovery!
If you have wondered about the origin and voyage of life, if it’s possible that life exists across the vast universe. Why the desert flourishes after a thunder storm. Why rain does more good than irrigation. Why ice floats on water. How the blood travels through your capillaries. Why life can flourish in the absence of sunlight, etc, etc. You will enjoy, — more, you will be uplifted by this book.
If you have not wondered, find a good novel, it’s not for you.
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different. – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
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This book has been organised well and each chapter builds on from the previous. He writes so it feels like he is talking to the reader making it easy to continue reading.
If you like science, want to read about novel ideas, and are open-minded this book is for you.