The Never-ending Story

eBook - 2009
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From individual grains to desert dunes, from the bottom of the sea to the landscapes of Mars, and from billions of years in the past to the future, this is the extraordinary story of one of nature's humblest, most powerful, and most ubiquitous materials. Told by a geologist with a novelist's sense of language and narrative, Sand examines the science-sand forensics, the physics of granular materials, sedimentology, paleontology and archaeology, planetary exploration-and at the same time explores the rich human context of sand. Interwoven with tales of artists, mathematicians, explorers.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009
ISBN: 9780520942004
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 343 pages, [15] pages of plates :) : illustrations (some color), maps


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