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by Raymond Siever

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Explains how sand is formed, describes its role in geological processes, and discusses sandstone, sand dunes, beaches, and sand as a raw material
You may wonder, why are Maine's beaches almost devoid of sand but beaches in Texas rich in it? Or, why are so many NYC houses made of brownstone? And what about the gypsum sands of New Mexico deserts, and Hawaiian black sand beaches? And why does oil tend to gush out violently when a deep enough drilling has been performed?

This book beautifully presents core sedimentary concepts like flow separation, cross-bedding, sandstone formation, rounding of sand grains (and explaining the concepts of angularity and the like), and especially, how we can appreciate our beautiful planet with these concepts.

Incidentally, there is strong argument for the importance of sand in the history of the earth, as discussed by the concepts of weathering, erosion, burial, etc. The relationship between humidity, temperature, altitude, and the very nature of certain sand-building minerals like quartz and feldspar is wonderfully discussed.

Many adults may dismiss sand as a kiddie thing (as the book said!), but this book may change their perspective forever on sand and its by-products. Happy sand-castle building! (Just kidding)
The book goes well beyond covering sand grains into very technical coverage of the geology behind sand. This goes into plate techtonics, oil formation and containment, weathering, formation of rocks from sediments, etc., all of which I appreciated. What it did not cover very extensively is the different types of sand from all over the world.
Great read for anyone who thinks sand is cool.
Sand (Scientific American Library) ebook
Raymond Siever
Earth Sciences
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W H Freeman & Co; First Edition edition (August 1, 1988)
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