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dc.contributor.authorBuchan, Graeme D.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-09T22:29:20Z
dc.date.issued2008-03en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/333
dc.description.abstractWater is the wonder substance: no other has such a wide range of 'talents' (i.e. exceptional properties). As a liquid, it is 'Nature's fluid' - the solvent and support medium for life. In all three phases (ice, liquid and vapour) it is the main controller of Earth's climate, and (elusively!) is the greatest source of uncertainties in predicting future climate change. Yet sadly, freshwater degradation is among our top few environmental threats (Gleick, 1993). This article is one of a 'resource appreciation' series. It describes the 'wonder' properties of water, showing that Nature had only one choice for Nature's fluid, and encourages conservation. It is a natural sequel to a first paper, 'Ode to Planet Earth' (Buchan 1994), which describes the special, life-enabling features of spaceship Earth, the Sun's only watery planet.en
dc.format.extent1-11en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Department of Soil and Physical Sciences.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Department of Soil and Physical Sciences.en
dc.subjectwateren
dc.subjectH₂Oen
dc.titleOde to H2Oen
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::260000 Earth Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Soil and Physical Sciencesen
pubs.notesRevised version of a paper originally published in: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 51(6):467-470 (1996).en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/SOILS
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden


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