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Sand. a Journey Through Science and the Imagination.

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Blue cloth, a good copy with v.g. dustwrapper.


This book is all about sand - sand in individual grains, each one a little different; sand in piles; sand in shoals and dunes; the science of sand but also, shot through the book, sand and imagination - the art and the music of sand. Did you know that the Sand Mountain in Nevada emits a low C, while dunes in Chile sound an F, and those in Morocco a G#?For all its ubiquity, sand is an extraordinary substance. For scientists, it is important in many ways: it represents the crushed remains of past rock, and builds up into layers in lake and ocean beds, layers of sandstone from which we can extract the history of deep time; its erosion creates complex landscapes of mounds and dunes which move in characteristic ways; its grains are remarkable individually and in their behaviour together as a granular material. And to travellers, poets andartists, the deserts it forms are full of grandeur and pathos. Michael Welland is a geologist who has a passion for sand. He shows that truly, one can see a world, both in space and time, in a grain of sand.

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Author(s):
Welland, Michael.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6.5x9.5 ins
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199563187
ISBN-13:
9780199563180
Number of pages:
333
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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About this item

Blue cloth, a good copy with v.g. dustwrapper.


This book is all about sand - sand in individual grains, each one a little different; sand in piles; sand in shoals and dunes; the science of sand but also, shot through the book, sand and imagination - the art and the music of sand. Did you know that the Sand Mountain in Nevada emits a low C, while dunes in Chile sound an F, and those in Morocco a G#?For all its ubiquity, sand is an extraordinary substance. For scientists, it is important in many ways: it represents the crushed remains of past rock, and builds up into layers in lake and ocean beds, layers of sandstone from which we can extract the history of deep time; its erosion creates complex landscapes of mounds and dunes which move in characteristic ways; its grains are remarkable individually and in their behaviour together as a granular material. And to travellers, poets andartists, the deserts it forms are full of grandeur and pathos. Michael Welland is a geologist who has a passion for sand. He shows that truly, one can see a world, both in space and time, in a grain of sand.

Author(s):
Welland, Michael.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6.5x9.5 ins
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0199563187
ISBN-13:
9780199563180
Number of pages:
333
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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