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Water - a unique liquid

Fletcher, Neville H.

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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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1978
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/213585
Source: Planets, Plants and People: a symposium held at Canberra on 29 April 1977

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