Fletcher, Neville H.
From the point of view of mankind, water is certainly the most important
simple substance in the world. It is a very general and powerful solvent so
that the oceans, which account for more than 99 percent of Earth's water,
have a large solute content. At the same time Earth's ice caps contain
something like 30 million cubic kilometres of ice with an impurity
content measured in parts per million. The Earth's weather and the
erosive processes which determine its surface topography both...[Show more]
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