March 20, 2009


This is a treatise on sand--in all of its aspects. Written by a geologist, Welland details the physics of granular materials, sendimentology, sand's role in paleontology and archeology, and the rich history of human interaction with sand. In addition to the science, Welland weaves in stories of artists, explorers, storytellers, showing how sand has been involved in the creation and destruction of civilizations. His vivid writing show how intertwined human lives are with sand and illustrate, both visually and linguistically, the role it has played in our history.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Sand: The Never-ending Story
Michael Welland
QE 471.15 .S25 W455 2009