Water Book
Score: 2
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Water


  • Author : Giulio Boccaletti
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524748241

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Water Excerpt :

Spanning millennia and continents, here is a stunningly revealing history of how the distribution of water has shaped human civilization. Boccaletti, of The Nature Conservancy, “tackles the most important story of our time: our relationship with water in a world of looming scarcity” (Kelly McEvers, NPR Host). Writing with authority and brio, Giulio Boc­caletti—honorary research associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Univer­sity of Oxford—shrewdly combines environmental and social history, beginning with the earliest civ­ilizations of sedentary farmers on the banks of the Nile, the Tigris, and the Euphrates Rivers. Even as he describes how these societies were made possible by sea-level changes from the last glacial melt, he incisively examines how this type of farming led to irrigation and multiple cropping, which, in turn, led to a population explosion and labor specialization. We see with clarity how irrigation’s structure informed social structure (inventions such as the calendar sprung from agricultural necessity); how in ancient Greece, the communal ownership of wells laid the groundwork for democracy; how the Greek and Roman experiences with water security resulted in systems of taxation; and how the modern world as we know it began with a legal framework for the development of water infrastructure. Extraordinary for its monumental scope and piercing insightfulness, Water: A Biography richly enlarges our understanding of our relationship to—and fundamental reliance on—the most elemental substance on earth.

Trace Determination of Pesticides and their Degradation Products in Water  BOOK REPRINT  Book

Trace Determination of Pesticides and their Degradation Products in Water BOOK REPRINT


  • Author : Damia Barcelo
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1997-12-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 556
  • ISBN 10 : 008054312X

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Trace Determination of Pesticides and their Degradation Products in Water BOOK REPRINT Excerpt :

The book covers a critical compilation of analytical methods used for the monitoring of pesticides and their degradation products in water. It contains up-to-date material and is the direct result of the authors' experience in the field of pesticide analysis. The book is structured in six chapters, starting from general aspects of pesticides like usage, physicochemical parameters and occurrence in the environment. A second chapter is devoted to sampling from water matrices, stability methods of pesticides in water and quality assurance issues. The general chromatographic methods for pesticides are reported, including the newly developed electrophoresis methods and GC-MS and LC-MS confirmatory analytical methods. Sample preparation methodologies, including off-line and on-line techniques are described in the next two chapters, with a comprehensive list of examples of pesticides and many metabolites, including the use of different GC-methods and LC-methods. The final chapter is devoted to the development of biological techniques, immunoassays and biosensors, for the trace determination of pesticides in water samples. The book answers one of the key problems in pesticide analysis: the diversity of chemical functional groups, with varying polarity and physicochemical properties. Pesticides and their metabolites have received particular attention during the last few years in environmental trace-organic analysis. For instance, in the case of groundwater, the use of pesticides has become a cause for concern. Under the right conditions, pesticides, such as fertilizer nitrogen, can move through the soil into groundwater, a phenomenon once thought improbable. The movement of agrochemicals in surface water flow can be, in some instances, a major problem, specially in the case of water soluble pesticides that are generally transported to estuarine and coastal waters. Estuarine waters feature gradients of both pollutant concentrations and physicochemical characteristics such as

There s Something in the Water Book

There s Something in the Water


  • Author : Ingrid Waldron
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Blacks
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 1773630571

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There s Something in the Water Excerpt :

An expose of the environmental injustice practiced by the government of Nova Scotia against it's marginalized communities.

Signs of Water Book

Signs of Water


  • Author : Robert Boschman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-02-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 1773852345

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Signs of Water Excerpt :

Water is more important than ever before. It is increasingly controversial in direct proportion to its scarcity, demand, neglect, and commodification. There is no place on the planet where water is not, or will not be, of critical concern. Signs of Water brings together scholars and experts from five continents in an interdisciplinary exploration of the theoretical approaches, social and political issues, and anthropogenic hazards surrounding water in the twenty-first century. From the kitchen taps of Detroit, Michigan to the water-harvesting infrastructure of Tokyo, from the Upper Xingu Basin of Brazil to the Sunda Deep of the Java Trench, these essays flow through time and place to uncover the many issues surrounding water today. Asking key theoretical questions, exposing threats to vital water systems, and proposing paths forward, Signs of Water brims with histories, ontologies, and political struggles. Bringing together local experiences to tell a global story, it centers water as history, as politics, and as a human right.

We Are Water Protectors Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

We Are Water Protectors


  • Author : Carole Lindstrom
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250780997

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We Are Water Protectors Excerpt :

Winner oF the 2021 Caldecott Medal Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption—a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade. Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all . . . When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth And poison her people’s water, one young water protector Takes a stand to defend Earth’s most sacred resource.

This Is Water Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

This Is Water


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2009-04-14
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316071000

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This Is Water Excerpt :

In this rare peak into the personal life of the author of numerous bestselling novels, gain an understanding of David Foster Wallace and how he became the man that he was. Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in This is Water. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.

The Water Book Book

The Water Book


  • Author : Alok Jha
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-05-19
  • Genre: Hydrologic cycle
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1472209532

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The Water Book Excerpt :

"Water is the most every day of substances. It pours from our taps and falls from the sky. We drink it, wash with it, and couldn't live without it. Yet, on closer examination it is also a very strange substance (it is one of only a very small number of molecules which expand when cooled). Look closer again and water reveals itself as a key to a scientific story on the biggest of canvases. Water is crucial to our survival - life depends on it - but it was also fundamental in the origins of life on Earth. The millions of gallons of water which make up our rivers, lakes and oceans, originated in outer space. How it arrived here and how those molecules of water were formed, is a story which takes us back to the beginning of the universe. Indeed, we know more about the depths of space than we do about the furthest reaches of the oceans. Water has also shaped the world we live in. Whether it is by gently carving the Grand Canyon over millennia, or in shaping how civilisations were built; we have settled our cities along rivers and coasts. Scientific studies show how we feel calmer and more relaxed when next to water. We holiday by the seas and lakes. Yet one day soon wars may be fought over access to water. The Water Book will change the way you look at water. After reading it you will be able to hold a glass of water up to the light and see within it a strange molecule that connects you to the origins of life, the birth (and death) of the universe, and to everyone who ever lived."--From publisher.

City of Water Book

City of Water


  • Author : Andrea Curtis
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-05-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773061450

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City of Water Excerpt :

The second book in the ThinkCities series explores water as a precious, finite resource, tracing its journey from source, through the city, and back again. Living in cities where water flows effortlessly from our taps and fountains, it’s easy to take it for granted. City of Water, the second book in the ThinkCities series, shines a light on the water system that is vital for our health and well-being. The narrative traces the journey of water from the forests, mountains, lakes, rivers and wetlands that form the watershed, through pipes and treatment facilities, into our taps, fire hydrants and toilets, then out through storm and sewer systems toward wastewater treatment plants and back into the watershed. Along the way we discover that some of the earliest cities with water systems date back to the Indus Valley in 2500 BC; that in 1920 only 1 percent of the US population had indoor plumbing; that if groundwater is used up too quickly, the land can actually sink; and more. The text is sprinkled with fun and surprising facts — some water fountains in Paris offer sparkling water, and scientists are working to extract microscopic particles of precious metals found in sewage. Readers are encouraged to think about water as a finite resource, and to take action to prevent our cities and watersheds from becoming more polluted. More than 2 billion people in the world are without access to safe, fresh water at home. As the world’s population grows, along with pollution and climate change, access to clean water is becoming an urgent issue. Includes practical steps that kids can take to help conserve water. The ThinkCities series is inspired by the urgency for new approaches to city life as a result of climate change, population growth and increased density. It highlights the challenges and risks cities face, but also offers hope for building resilience, sustainability and quality of life as young people advocate for themselves and their communities. Correlates to the Com

Thicker Than Water Book

Thicker Than Water


  • Author : Erica Cirino
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-07
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642831382

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Thicker Than Water Excerpt :

Much of what you’ve heard about plastic pollution may be wrong. Instead of a great island of trash, the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch is made up of manmade debris spread over hundreds of miles of sea—more like a soup than a floating garbage dump. Recycling is more complicated than we were taught: less than nine percent of the plastic we create is reused, and the majority ends up in the ocean. And plastic pollution isn’t confined to the open ocean: it’s in much of the air we breathe and the food we eat. In Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis, journalist Erica Cirino brings readers on a globe-hopping journey to meet the scientists and activists telling the real story of the plastic crisis. From the deck of a plastic-hunting sailboat with a disabled engine, to the labs doing cutting-edge research on microplastics and the chemicals we ingest, Cirino paints a full picture of how plastic pollution is threatening wildlife and human health. Thicker Than Water reveals that the plastic crisis is also a tale of environmental injustice, as poorer nations take in a larger share of the world’s trash, and manufacturing chemicals threaten predominantly Black and low-income communities. There is some hope on the horizon, with new laws banning single-use items and technological innovations to replace plastic in our lives. But Cirino shows that we can only fix the problem if we face its full scope and begin to repair our throwaway culture. Thicker Than Water is an eloquent call to reexamine the systems churning out waves of plastic waste.

The Water Walker Book

The Water Walker


  • Author : Joanne Robertson
  • Publisher : Second Story Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772602302

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The Water Walker Excerpt :

The story of a determined Ojibwe Grandmother (Nokomis) Josephine-ba Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (water). Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example Josephine-ba invites us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.

Water Is Water Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Water Is Water


  • Author : Miranda Paul
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626724471

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Water Is Water Excerpt :

Drip. Sip. Pour me a cup. Water is water unless...it heats up. Whirl. Swirl. Watch it curl by. Steam is steam unless...it cools high. This spare, poetic picture book follows a group of kids as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle. From rain to fog to snow to mist, talented author Miranda Paul and the always remarkable Jason Chin (Redwoods, Coral Reefs, Island, Gravity) combine to create a beautiful and informative journey in this innovative nonfiction picture book that will leave you thirsty for more.

Hey  Water  Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Hey Water


  • Author : Antoinette Portis
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780823442010

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Hey Water Excerpt :

Splash! A spunky little girl plays a spirited game of hide-and-seek with water, in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction picture book. A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book An ALA Notable Children's Book Hey, water! I know you! You're all around. Join a young girl as she explores her surroundings and sees that water is everywhere. But water doesn't always look the same, it doesn't always feel the same, and it shows up in lots of different shapes. Water can be a lake, it can be steam, it can be a tear, or it can even be a snowman. As the girl discovers water in nature, in weather, in her home, and even inside her own body, water comes to life, and kids will find excitement and joy in water and its many forms. This latest work from award-winning author/illustrator Antoinette Portis is an engaging, aesthetically pleasing nonfiction picture book, complete with accessible backmatter on the water cycle, water conservation, and more. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Bank Street Best Book of the Year Selected for the CBC Champions of Change Showcase

Evaporation  Transpiration and Precipitation   Water Cycle for Kids   Children s Water Books Book

Evaporation Transpiration and Precipitation Water Cycle for Kids Children s Water Books


  • Author : Baby Professor
  • Publisher : Speedy Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-12-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541924840

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Evaporation Transpiration and Precipitation Water Cycle for Kids Children s Water Books Excerpt :

Help your child to better understand the water cycle through illustrations. This picture book for kids is a wonderful resource tool because it appeals to the imagination. Learning about the water cycle is an important fact that builds your child’s conscious conservation efforts. Water is an important resource. Encourage your child to find out why. Read this book today!

Swamp Water Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Swamp Water


  • Author : Robert N. Munsch
  • Publisher : Scholastic Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443128377

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Swamp Water Excerpt :

Victoria's grandma takes her out for a special, fancy birthday lunch. But how special can a restaurant be if it doesn't serve hamburgers or tacos or PB & J? Victoria is about to find out!

Paint by Sticker Kids  Under the Sea Book

Paint by Sticker Kids Under the Sea


  • Author : Workman Publishing
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9781523500383

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Paint by Sticker Kids Under the Sea Excerpt :

Paint by Sticker is the most exciting new idea in activity books, both for grown-ups and kids. A compelling activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and colorers of all ages, each Paint by Sticker Kids book includes everything you need to create ten vibrant, full-color “paintings.” The original images are rendered in low-poly, a computer graphics style using geometric polygon shapes to create a 3D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next—it’s an activity that’s utterly absorbing, both in the pleasure of peeling and sticking and the growing satisfaction of watching a “painting” come to life, emerging from a flat black-and-white illustration to a dazzling image with color, body, and spirit. Paint by Sticker Kids: Under the Sea is a journey into the world beneath the waves. Kids will create a dolphin, a shark, an octopus, and other denizens of the watery world. The card stock pages are perforated so kids can remove them easily and display, or share, their finished works of art.