eBook 8: Geoscience: The Unseen Beauty of Sand
For geologists, grains and sediment are important since their study and analysis represent a powerful tool in classifying rocks or for describing a site’s geomorphic setting. Characterizing the physical properties of grains, for example, is critical to determine the suitability of sediment for various uses or in the study of its geologic history. The main physical properties of grains are their size and size distribution, color, shape, and composition.
In this eBook you can find images of fascinating sand grains collected from places around the world and examined with a digital microscope. Which one of the twelve astonishing sorts of grains is your favorite?
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