Ever wonder… What mysteries lurk in the depths of a
glass of water? What makes the wispy clouds of vapor
rising from your cup of hot coffee? Or the
puffy white clouds hovering in the sky? Why do the
bubbles in your pop get bigger the longer you wait?
And why don’t your joints squeak?
Questions such as those have remained unanswered
not only because they have seemed complex, but also
because they require that scientists pursue a
politically risky domain of science: water research.
Scientists trying to understand the “social behavior”
of H20 do so at grave risk to their reputations and
livelihoods because water science has suffered
repeated fiascos. Researchers have been virtually
tarred and feathered.
The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor Forum
The Fourth Phase of Water responds to that challenge. It answers the questions above
and many more, in a paradigm-shifting volume that resembles an “illustrated
“The most interesting science book I’ve ever read. It has shown me that it’s still possible
to establish something genuinely new in science.” Zhiliang Gong, University of Chicago.
“The most significant scientific discovery of this century. What strikes me above all is
the elegant simplicity of [Pollack’s] experimental approach. Many of the experiments can
be done on the kitchen table, and you don’t even need a microscope to see the results.”
Mae-Wan Ho, Author, Living Rainbow H2
O; Director, Inst. of Science and Society, London.
“Dr. Pollack is one of the pioneers in this field, and his discoveries can be expected to
have important implications.” Brian Josephson, Nobel Laureate, Cambridge University.
“Unputdownable.” Nigel Dyer, University of Warwick, UK.
To read sample chapters, check out the whimsical artwork, and purchase if you wish,
The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor
Gerald Pollack is Professor at the University of Washington, and editor-in-chief ofthe
journalWATER. He has earned numerous distinctions.