By Fred Baker | Water — Facts, issues, problems and solutions is not an easy book — but then water isn’t easy to understand. In fact, it’s downright weird.
Geologist David Leaman says if you want to understand how liquids behave, don’t study water.
The scope of the book is limited mostly to Tasmania, which is not noted in as suffering much of a water problem. Actually, it suffers from almost all the problems driving the catastrophe on the mainland and, given its small size, Tasmania is an ideal case study because of its geological and hydrological variety. It’s the Australian canary, warning us of dangers before we can smell them.