Sand: The Never-Ending Story

Sand: The Never-Ending Story


From person grains to abandon dunes, from the ground of the ocean to the landscapes of Mars, and from billions of years some time past to the long run, this is often the intense tale of 1 of nature's humblest, strongest, and so much ubiquitous fabrics. informed by means of a geologist with a novelist's feel of language and narrative, Sand examines the science—sand forensics, the physics of granular fabrics, sedimentology, paleontology and archaeology, planetary exploration—and even as explores the wealthy human context of sand. Interwoven with stories of artists, mathematicians, explorers, or even a vampire, the tale of sand is an epic of environmental development and destruction, an experience in surprising scales of time and distance, but a story that encompasses the standard and daily. Sand, actually, is throughout us—it has made attainable our desktops, constructions and home windows, toothpaste, cosmetics, and paper, and it has performed dramatic roles in human background, trade, and mind's eye. during this luminous, kinetic, revelatory account, we do certainly locate the realm in a grain of sand.

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