Reviews For the publication


by Dr. Chandra Senan

"A physicist, biologist and a chemist went to the ocean. The physicist saw the water and was fascinated by the waves. He wanted to do some research on the fluid dynamics of the waves and walked into the ocean - he drowned and never returned. The biologist said he wanted to do research on the flora and fauna and walked into the water. He too, never returned. The chemist waited for a long time and afterwards, wrote the observation: "The physicist and the biologist are soluble in ocean water."

Far from being a dry read, this thoroughly absorbing work encompasses the chemistry, physics, biological impact and much more of this vital life-sustaining liquid. The information provided, far from being drip fed, is provided in steady pools and can be read as standalone chapters to fully solubilise the interesting facts or in a gentle flow from cover to cover, without the feeling of drowning in data. Once you pick up this book, you will feel the need to steam on until the very end."

Dr. Matthew Evans

"Water, the fast depleting and endangered resource for all living creatures - humans, animals and plants - has been researched very thoroughly and presented to the reader in a manner that is easily digested. Knowing the readers' limited span of concentration, the writer has approached this topic in a manner that will make (even the most easy-going and optimistic amongst us) wake up to the dire consequences of our inaction in this quarter. Bits of information are given on 'Water' in little capsules so we can see how this dwindling resource is, has and will affect climate, our food sources, our health and the environment. That the water we consume today is the same water that existed billions of years ago, is mind boggling!

The many quotations on Water and the callousness with which man treats this irreplaceable commodity are explained in great detail with text references. The fact that the Pacific Ocean is fast becoming an outdoor waste tank because of man's dumping plastic into the sea and causing the plastic to become incorporated into sedimentary rock is frightening, to put it mildly.

The style of writing in all three books is quite conversational in parts, as it should be, considering it was first delivered as a series of public lectures at the Wrexham Science Festival. So it has been written both for the eye and the ear. The language used in some parts is esoteric because these are factual topics, being written by a chemist for readers across the board. However, because they are punctuated with a lot of famous quotations, colloquialisms and anecdotes, it is not daunting for a person who does not have a science background. Dr. Chandra's subtle sense of humour is evident in all three books - he is funny without being deliberately so - a hallmark of British humour! That the author has so painstakingly recorded text references and has sought permission to reprint the many pictures, in all 3 books (Blood, Alcohol & Water) attests to his authenticity.

I enjoyed the books and picked up a lot of useful information and would wholly recommend them as a MUST READ for anyone wishing to increase their general knowledge."


"Everyone, everywhere must read or be made to understand this book by Dr. Chandra. While religious adherents, politicians, educators, scientists etc. have commented on certain aspects of this indispensable resource for our very existence, only Dr. C. has in his book conveyed a total picture of water aided by numerous equations, graphs and anecdotes and breathtaking illustrations by a computer skilled expert. Congratulations for such an outstanding piece of work."


"Water is certainly the most valuable substance on planet Earth which Man takes for granted in all his dealings. This book describes water in great detail and awakens our consciousness on the very substance upon which life depends. It is one of the most remarkable books on water which examines the subject from a holistic perspective. For those who aspire to broaden their horizons, it is much more than just a useful book. I have no hesitation in recommending it to all categories of readers."

Dr. Ibrahim Babale Gashua

"I finished reading the Water book. It was informative and great for reviewing the facts about water - a lot of energy needed to melt it and even more of it needed to vaporize it - stuff people rarely think about in their everyday lives. I like the comparison with other liquids very much. Also, water was very widely covered - good job. I shall begin with the Oxygen book soon."

Mihkel Saluri