A final chapter, derived from firsthand knowledge, examines the intriguing subject of "singing sand. Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 13, Ishan rated it it was amazing.
Member feedback about Powder: On the surface of the Earth, wind consists of the bulk movement of air. Once the wind speed reaches a certain critical value, termed the impact or fluid threshold, the drag and lift forces exerted by the fluid are sufficient to lift some particles from the surface. Shyam marked it as to-read May 30, Mason Coy marked it as to-read Aug 08, Some coastal areas have one or more sets of dunes running parallel to the shoreline directly inland from the beach. During his expeditions into the Libyan Desert, Bagnold had been fascinated by the shapes of the sand dunes, and after returning to England he built a wind tunnel and conducted the experiments which are the basis of the book.
This book is a classic. If you are willing to labor through the scientific details, you'll be entertained by the surprising physics of sand behavior and granular materials. Also, there is a treat for the readers in the last chapter's discussion of 'singing sand'.
Sep 15, Ooi Ghee Leng rated it it was amazing. It is astounding when one stops to think of how insightful a pioneering work as that put forth by Bagnold in a concentrated volume seems to not falter in strength, but rather builds up to such a climax in the last chapter of "The Singing Sands". Also, the passage of time has not buried this work; time has made it into something entirely new, as if the book can metamorphize like natural rock.
The physics of granular materials has only started to catch the attentions of physicists in the past deca It is astounding when one stops to think of how insightful a pioneering work as that put forth by Bagnold in a concentrated volume seems to not falter in strength, but rather builds up to such a climax in the last chapter of "The Singing Sands".
The first book to deal exclusively with the behavior of blown sand and related land Earth Science Books; /; The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes. An expert treatise on the origin and evolution of dunes, this classic work was used by NASA in studying sand dunes on Mars and is appropriate for.
The physics of granular materials has only started to catch the attentions of physicists in the past decade after centuries of ignorance, albeit its apparent importance in a lot of industries. Bagnold only probes the physics of blown sand and desert dunes, but in that process, he opens up a horizon of potential projections of the reported observed phenomena in other fields like geomorphology, landslide physics, and etc.
This is how a scholarly book should be written. Mathematical and yet lucid as insights are the founding structures from one explained equation and phenomenon to the other. Bagnold set an excellent academic example which we scientists, who are still striving hard to decipher the science behind granular materials, shall adhere to. May 19, Bill rated it really liked it. A beautiful example of science writing. Although it is loaded with physics and equations that I barely understand I thoroughly enjoyed his clear descriptions of the questions he set out to answer and the methods he used to find these answers.
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