Sand is the groundwork for virtually everything in modern life. The buildings you live and work in and the roads you drive on are made of sand. Sand enables modern life, but it’s starting to run out, and its mining and use destroy the environment. Award-winning journalist Vince Beiser illuminates what sand makes possible, why sand grips the human imagination, and offers insights into the political and environmental issues surrounding sand.
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Vince Beiser is an award-winning journalist.
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1 month agoA nice abstract. But what is the alternative? What's the solution? What do we want our future to look like?
2 years agoThe abstract did an excellent job of presenting a potentially life changing problem, but offered no solution, or even a suggestion about where one might begin to look for a solution. I rate the abstract 7.5 out of 10 stars.