In typical DK fashion, this book is full of dazzling photographs, facts, information snippets, and a wide range of information related to water. It includes information on the chemical properties of water, salt vs. freshwater, and the various life forms, including humans, who live in, around, and on water. There are graphs and statistics, and one giant gatefold depicting a complex water cycle. Information on pollution, drought, water treatment, and more are also included. There is a timeline, glossary, and index.
A fascinating book for fact-lovers and those interested in the natural world and chemistry.
Verdict: Interesting and facty, but I have no need for a facty book on water. I kind of wonder who does? Its facts are too diverse for a report or school project, although it might get you started if you're looking for a subject.
ISBN: 978-1405318747; Published April 2007 by DK (out of print); Borrowed from the library