Water explores an area of concern for scientists and environmentalists alike. Whether it be maintaining the quality of drinking water, or the purity of waste water returned to the sea, scientists are working to build a more accurate picture of the complex nature of water chemistry and how best to manage and protect the Earth's water resources for our future. This third book in the Science and our Future series will follow on the success of the first two titles. It examines scientific aspects of water, with a strong environmental slant making it suitable for use in Geography and Environmental Studies as well as science. Mitch O'Toole has enjoyed an extensive teaching career and his interest in science and language has resulted in numerous articles and publication both at primary and secondary level.
Table of Contents1. Water and waste; 2. The nature of water; 3. Water and life; 4. People and water; 5. Our fragile water supply; 6. Prospects and possibilities; Index.