How Water Influences Our Lives

Authors: Jahren, Per, Sui, Tongbo

  • Gives the reader an insight into how the world’s largest commodity, water, influences many aspects of our life
  • Provides many illustrations, cultural and historic background, anecdotes and side-stories
  • The book is suitable not only for professionals, but also for anyone who is interested in water-related science and culture as a typical family reading independent of age and education level
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This beautifully illustrated book explains how water influences our culture; the many phases of water from ice to gas, its simple but still so unpredictable nature, and water resources on Earth; how water is distributed in ice, oceans, rivers, lakes and more; how it creates transport possibilities; how it produces and absorbs energy; how it is constantly changing the surface of the Earth; how there is enough water on Earth, yet sometimes there is too much or too little; the role of water in recreation; and how water supplies us with food in a myriad of ways.

Few things are like water – a subtle and thought-provoking element, so simple and yet complicated, so conspicuous yet unpredictable, so soft and peaceful yet powerful, and so universal yet unique. Water is by far the world’s largest commodity. Though it belongs to all of us, it is still not shared by all. We very seldom take time to reflect on the many ways that water affects our lives.

Though it would be too ambitious to believe that it claims all the meanings and roles of water, this book, by showcasing water’s versatility and by sharing the experiences and insights gained by the two authors during their many travels across the globe, contributes to a greater awareness of the most important substance in our society – water.  The book offers an insightful and intriguing read for anyone interested in science and culture related to water, from laymen to students and decision-makers.­­­­­­­­

About the authors

Per Jahren:

MD Civil Engineering Norwegian Technical University, Trondheim, Norway, 1965.

Stanford Executive Program, USA 1976

Wide experience from the building industry in general and in particular the cement and concrete industry for 50 years.

Past Chairman and Honorary member Norwegian Concrete Society.

Various awards amongst others the CANMET/ACI award for his work with silica fume in concrete in 1966.

More than 150 technical papers from 30 countries world wide.

Professor Agder University, Grimstad, Norway

Books:

 Concrete History, (Norwegian and English) 2011.

Concrete, Manyfold and possibilities (Norwegian) 2012

Concrete and Sustainability with co-author Sui Tongbo (English) 2013.



Professor SUI Tongbo

Director General of Sinoma Research Institute

Vice President of China Sinoma International Engineering Co.Ltd.

2010.6- now, Director General of Sinoma Research Institute and vice president of Sinoma International Engineering Co. Ltd;

  • 1991.4-2010.5 from research engineer, director of research institute, and to vice president of China Building Materials Academy;

  • More than 20 years experience in research and development of low energy and low CO2 cements and resultant high performance concrete with over 60 papers and publications; Three years experience working wi
  • th UNIDO international center for technology promotion;

  • As project leader for over 10 China national key research projects and more than 10 international cooperative projects with partners from Australia,

  • France, Norway, Netherland, Germany and USA etc.;

  • As main organizer of many international symposiums, workshops and seminars in China on cement and concrete and sustainability since 2002, as keynote/invited speaker in many international conferences, workshops on the topic in Germany, Norway, USA, Canada, Australia, Russia, Japan, Korea, India and China;

  • Recipient of various awards including China national expert for excellent achievement in scientific research on cement based materials awarded by the State Council in 2005, the 2nd class national prize for technological invention awarded by the State Council in 2006 for the development and application of low energy and low emission high belite cement, and award for the outstanding contribution to the technology for cement and concrete sustainability by the Organization of International Conferences for the Advances of Concrete Technology for Sustainable Development, ACI Council, 2009.

  • Books as Author or co-author:

    Special Cements (Chinese) 2006

    Concrete and Sustainability as co-author with Per Jahren (English) 2013


  • Table of contents (11 chapters)

    Buy this book

    eBook $39.99
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    • ISBN 978-981-10-1938-8
    • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
    • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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    • Immediate eBook download after purchase
    Hardcover $49.99
    price for USA
    • ISBN 978-981-10-1937-1
    • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
    • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    How Water Influences Our Lives
    Authors
    Copyright
    2017
    Publisher
    Springer Singapore
    Copyright Holder
    Chemical Industry Press and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
    Distribution Rights
    Distribution rights for print copies in China: Chemical industry press
    eBook ISBN
    978-981-10-1938-8
    DOI
    10.1007/978-981-10-1938-8
    Hardcover ISBN
    978-981-10-1937-1
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    VIII, 286
    Number of Illustrations and Tables
    11 b/w illustrations, 473 illustrations in colour
    Additional Information
    Jointly published with Chemical Industry Press, Bejing, China
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