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Author Welland, Michael, 1946-

Title Sand : the never-ending story / Michael Welland.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  553.622 W458s 2009    ---  Available
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  553.622 W458s 2009 c.2  ---  Available
Description xiv, 343 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-321) and index.
Contents Individuals : birth and character -- Tribes : the strange world of granular materials -- Sand and imagination I : very large numbers of very small things -- Societies on the move : a journey to the sea -- Moving on : waves, tides, and storms -- Blowing in the wind : desert landscapes -- Witness : testaments of sand -- Sand and imagination II : stories, medium, and muse -- Servant : sand in our lives -- Outward and onward : beyond Earth, beyond the present -- Epilogue : A desert mystery.
Summary "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"--Jacket.
Subject Sand -- Miscellanea.
Sandstone -- Miscellanea.
ISBN 9780520254374 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520254376 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520265974 (pbk.)
0520265971

 
    
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