paint with watercolors and understand the properties of water
and the medium of watercolor.
This book treats the different current as well as unusual and hitherto often unstudied physico-chemical and surface-thermodynamic properties of water
that govern all polar interactions occurring in it.
Individual papers include discussions of liquid polymorphism of water, supercooled water, the properties of water
as a solvent in the atmosphere, and as a solvent in biomolecules.
The structural, dynamic, and biological properties of water
, aqueous systems and aqueous interfaces are essential in understanding the complexity of life, and our ability to harness its features for novel technologies.
After a survey of the main properties of water
, Ben Naim lays out the theories that have contributed to current scientific understandings of liquid water.
There is, however, a common domain of understanding that has not changed over centuries: everyone knows that without water, life perishes and no amount of technological development can allow humanity to store all the water required to sustain life on this planet; it has to be regenerated through a vast cycle which is only possible due to the peculiar properties of water
such as condensation, evaporation, its relatively high boiling point, its specific viscosity, and other properties.
The book looks at mechanical properties and testing of materials, properties of water
and water-induced degradation and deterioration, with chapters on moisture effects in buildings and materials, corrosion theory, and metal protection.
Teacher Liz Warde said: "The invitation was to investigate the properties of water
and the chance to make their very own sewage soup - before separating it all out again.