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U-X-L encyclopedia of water science by K. Lee Lerner

By K. Lee Lerner

U·X·L® Encyclopedia of Water technology explores water technological know-how and concerns from a global viewpoint. issues lined comprise lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, climate and weather, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, advertisement fishing, acid rain, game, toxins, economics, water conservation, foreign water legislations, worldwide warming and masses extra. a variety of sidebars spotlight major proof and evaluations, supply biographies, clarify allusions and describe water-related actions. supplied in each one access are definitions for medical phrases and resources for additional learn. A common thesaurus, an index, greater than a hundred and fifty black-and-white images, and a distinct set of colour picture inserts are integrated in every one quantity. (20050801)

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Water also transmits light, allowing photosynthesis to occur underwater. Water is polar Water is composed of one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms. The oxygen atom has eight positively charged particles, called protons, and eight negatively charged particles, called electrons. The protons move about in the nucleus (center of the atom). The electrons spin around the nucleus in what are called electron shells or orbitals. Different orbitals hold different numbers of electrons. The first orbital contains two of these electrons and the second orbital contains six.

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SIon: Molecule made up of a positively charged atom and a negatively charged atom. SNeutron: A particle found in the nucleus of an atom that has no electric charge. SPhotosynthesis: The process where plants use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to produce their food. SPolar: A molecule that has a positively charged part and a negatively charged part. SProton: A positively charged particle that is located in the nucleus of an atom. S Wavelength: Specifies the energy and frequency of light. 2 itself and to other things, which allows it to flow slowly and to fill small places.

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