Water and Life 'The Unique Properties of H20'
Edited by Ruth M. Lynden-Bell, Simon Conway Morris, John D. Barrow, John L. Finney and Charles HarpeEditorial: CRC Press Fecha de publicación: 28/05/2010 Páginas: 396
Formato: Hardback 254 x 178 mm
Reflecting a rich technical and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, this collection focuses on the properties of water and its interaction with life. The book examines the arguments of Lawrence J. Henderson and other scholars on the "fitness" of water for life as part of the physical and chemical properties of nature considered as a foundational environment within which life has emerged and evolved. Highly esteemed researchers from multidisciplinary fields develop a variety of approaches that help to illuminate ways in which to address deeper questions with respect to the nature of the universe and our place within it.