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  Sand: From the beach, river or lumber yard
Sand is defined as granular material that passes through different sizes of strainers or "sieves".
From a distance, the color of the sand is related to the composition of the individual particles.
The sand here is composed of basalt (lava) which is weathered by waves and wind at the oceans edge.
www.microscope-microscope.org /applications/sand/microscopic-sand.htm   (1359 words)

  George Sand
For the rest of her life, Sand was committed to ideal of Socialism, which his friend Flaubert rejected in their dispute.
Sand herself was accused of lesbianism and nymphomania, partly because of affairs with well-known celebrities.
Sand's literary reputation started to decline after her death, and in the beginning of the 20th century, her work did not attract much attention.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /gsand.htm   (1181 words)

  Sand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arkose is a sand or sandstone with considerable feldspar content which is derived from the weathering and erosion of a usually nearby granite.
Sand is transported by wind or water and deposited in the form of beaches, dunes, sand spits, sand bars, and the like.
Sand is often a principal component of the aggregate used in the preparation of concrete.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sand   (793 words)

 Sand - MSN Encarta
Sand, loose, incoherent mass of mineral materials in a finely granular condition, usually consisting of quartz (silica), with a small proportion of mica, feldspar, magnetite, and other resistant minerals.
Sand is an important constituent of most soils and is extremely abundant as a surface deposit along the courses of rivers, on the shores of lakes and the sea, and in arid regions (see Soil; see Soil Management).
Sand is used as a grinding and polishing abrasive in the form of sandpaper, which is a sheet of paper covered on one side with sand or a similar abrasive substance.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578635/Sand.html   (223 words)

 George Sand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After parting from her husband Sand made less and less a secret of preferring men's clothes to women's, although she continued to dress as a woman for social occasions.
George Sand as portrayed by Eugène Delacroix in 1838.
George Sand died at Nohant, near Châteauroux, in the Indre département of France on June 8, 1876 at the age of 72 and was buried in the grounds of her home at Nohant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Sand   (719 words)

 The Leonardo Project
Vebjørn Sand's celebrity in Norway rests on his reputation as a young painter of considerable ability who gleefully joined the public debate over the issue of the dominant Modernist orthodoxy.
Sand's conceptual tribute to the Renaissance thinkers, and Leonardo's vision, came under scathing criticism.
Sand's vision to build the bridge on each continent also includes drawing on the cultural traditions, and incorporating materials, unique to each region.
www.vebjorn-sand.com /thebridge.htm   (1133 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Sand
Sand is also very important to beach life, as it is much softer on bare feet than, say, stones - (which are not often yellow and taste more crunchy than gritty in sausages, as well as being harder to swallow) and it is very relaxing.
Sand is made by big rocks being ground into smaller rocks, and these rocks are then ground into small stones, and then pebbles, and finally sand.
In fact, sand's most famous film role (apart from being one of the great attractions of the TV series "Baywatch") was appearing as the Moon in Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey", in which it was painted so it would look exactly like the sand on the moon.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A83594   (406 words)

 VC2: Product Reports: Magic Sand   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This means that both the surface of the sand and the water molecules carry partial positive and negative electrical charges and, consequently, water is attracted to the sand.
When the beach sand grains are exposed to trimethylhydroxysilane, a reaction takes place resulting in the formation of water and in the bonding of the trimethylsilane compound to the silica particles.
When a few grains of magic sand are sprinkled on water, the polar water molecules attract other polar water molecules so strongly that they prevent the grains of magic sand from breaking through the surface until the layer of sand becomes rather thick.
www.chemistry.org /portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=vc2\1rp\rp1_sand.html   (1280 words)

 Sand Cat Fact Sheet
Sand cats are said to be adapted to a psammophilic or sand-dwelling existence.
Sand cats are prolific diggers, an adaptation not only for hunting fossorial rodents but also for constructing or improving upon the burrows in which they seek shelter, such as those dug by the sand fox.
Sand cats are very sensitive to humidity and have only been observed outside their burrows in the daytime after several days of rain.
www.felidtag.org /pages/Educational\FactSheets\sandcat.htm   (947 words)

 Sand Dollar
Children have been known to say that sand dollars are pressed sand that has been dried or even the money of mermaids washed-up from the deep.
Sand dollars are from the class of marine animals known as Echinoids, spiny skinned creatures.
Sand dollars live beyond mean low water on top of or just beneath the surface of sandy or muddy areas.
octopus.gma.org /Tidings/sanddollar.html   (465 words)

 Sand and sand mining   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sand grains themselves must be durable so that the sand may be reclaimed and reused time after time – up to 25 times or more – depending on the type of casting and technique employed.
All the sand dune operations except one (Mackinac County) are in the Lower Peninsula, from Mason County to the Indiana border.
Coastal sands are generally free of clay and silt and physically resemble sands found in the dunes.
www.geo.msu.edu /geo333/sand.html   (2256 words)

 Rhode Island Beach Sand Composition:
Musical sand on a beach or desert is a silica sand which makes a peculiar sound when moving.
Unfortunately, the sands react sensitively to air and sea water pollution, and may actually act as a sensor for the presence of pollution.
One ton of sand (whose millions of grains have been sorted to make sure each one is about 0.13 millimeters), flows from the upper bulb to the lower bulb.
www.ed.uri.edu /homepage/projects/ocean/sand4.htm   (1231 words)

 Sand   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sand accumulates in areas where sediments are transported and deposited, such as in desert, beach, and river environments.
Sand is found in nearly every geological environment and has at least a component of almost every rock type.
The result of grain size distribution analyses on this sand sample, taken from standard sieve tests, was identified sorted quartz sand by the percent frequency of particle size occurrence, plot of grain size distribution called cumulative weight percent curves, and logarithmic plot of grain size distribution for this sample.
www.vadose.net /soil.html   (4770 words)

 Sand Play
Sand play delights the senses, but sand play is far more than simply pleasurable for young children.
Sand play (like all sensory play) can be messy, and many child care providers are concerned about the mess of bringing sand play indoors.
Sand play is valuable for children from toddlerhood through the preschool years and into the early school years.
betterkidcare.psu.edu /AngelUnits/OneHour/Sand/SandLesson.html   (1975 words)

 ArtLex's S-Sb page
Medals were commonly cast in sand molds during the Renaissance.
Sand casting was employed greatly in the nineteenth century for the creation of bronze sculpture in edition, most famously by French foundries.
The equivalent to the sand mold in lost-wax casting is the investment.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/S.html   (2416 words)

 Sand Filters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sand filters, like planter boxes, are structural reservoirs that filter pollutants from stormwater and slow water runoff.
The sand layer shall be a minimum of 18 inches deep of clean medium to fine sand with no organic material, underlain by filter fabric and an 8” layer of ½” to 2” gravel.
Sand filters shall be designed to pond water for less than 4 hours after each storm event.
www.ci.sandy.or.us /pw/Storm/SandFilter.htm   (542 words)

 What is Sand
Classification for Sand", which uses a geometric interval of 1/2 to define the
A population of sand grains examined at low magnification is often not uniform
Sand grains in beach environments are subjected to high-energy
www.sandcollectors.org /What_is_Sandx.html   (497 words)

 Sand Grains
Individual sand grains are the size of table salt grains (less than one millimeter in diameter), and resemble miniature gemstones when magnified.
Sand from granitic mountains is often made of angular pieces of quartz, feldspar and mica.
The brilliant snow-white dunes of White Sands, New Mexico are composed of gypsum, and the spectacular fl sand beaches of tropical Pacific islands are made of fine volcanic particles.
waynesword.palomar.edu /ww0704b.htm   (575 words)

 Sand - Cats Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sand is a naturally occurring, finely divided rock, comprising particles or granules ranging in size from
In a desert, sand is a dominant constituent of the soil.
Bags of sand now typically carry labels warning the user to wear respiratory protection and avoid breathing the fine silica dust.
www.cats.tiptophot.com /cats/index.php?title=Sand   (519 words)

 Sand tiger shark
Although sand tigers can eat just about anything they want (and swallow it whole), like most sharks, they are not known to attack humans.
The Sand tiger shark is the only shark known to adjust its buoyancy by burping—gulping and expelling air at the surface.
Sand tiger sharks are widely distributed in all warm seas except the eastern Pacific.
www.aqua.org /animals_sandtigershark.html   (439 words)

 Sand. ... a world on its own
You will find the sand or rock particles from the source of the river much different from the ones miles and miles further on along the riverbanks, as they are subject to abrasion and impact with other grains along the way down to beach or lake.
Beach sands usually have rather smooth grains, due to the constant wash of the waves and the grains are generally quite clear.
Dune sands on the contrary are being sandblasted by the wind and so, after a long time, the grains get a round and dull appearance, which can also be the case with the grains of desert sands, when they have been blown away for miles and miles.
www.microscopy-uk.org.uk /mag/artjun01/clsand.html   (2320 words)

 Sand Blows and Deserts on Fraser Island, Australia
But actually the first four (courtesy of Sand Island Safaris) were all taken in the region of Indian Head in the northern half of the island's east coast.
Sand blows are major sand formations occurring on the island, resulting from the gradual action by which sand shifts across the island.
Coloured sands occuring on the island are another attraction, consisting of sands compacted and bonded by silt and clay to a hard consistency.
dkd.net /fraser/sand.html   (359 words)

 LiveScience.com - Maui May Be Running Out of Sand
The vast system of sand dunes from Waihee to Waikapu has largely been covered by development, and what's left is being mined, the report says.
Maui sand is in high demand because it's a key ingredient in concrete and the only material now available for beach restoration projects.
About 318,000 tons of sand are dug out each year from inland sources, and 70 percent of it is shipped to the main island of Oahu to feed Honolulu's hungry construction industry.
www.livescience.com /environment/ap_060214_maui_sand.html   (540 words)

 Why are Olympic beach volleyballers playing on Belgian sand? By Felix Gillette
As the director of the International Sand Collectors Society told me, sand from Greek beaches tends to be somewhat coarse.
The sand has to be the right size, shape, and consistency; it has to be free from pebbles; it can't be too dusty or too sticky.
Sand scientists have launched a Manhattan Beach Project of sorts, scrambling to duplicate the atomic structure of the sport's original playing surface.
www.slate.com /id/2105504   (876 words)

 George Sand   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sand's primary contribution was in the area of written propaganda for the revolution and the provisional government.
(in 5 installments), Sand created the fictional peasant character Bonnin, and through this populist persona, expressed the lofty goals of the revolution and its place in the historical development of France.
After the events of June, Sand appealed to Louis Napoleon for clemency and amnesty for many of the people implicated in the revolution.
www.ohiou.edu /~Chastain/rz/sand.htm   (933 words)

 Sculptor.Org - Sand Sculptors or Sculptures
World Sand Sculpture Association "The World Sand Sculpting Association is committed to the advancement of sand sculpture and to the professional development of sand sculptors.
Sand sculpting is a unique promotion of "artists in action"; an art form that is intriguing to all ages.
This is a helpful skill for a sand sculptor to have as most sponsors want to see their names prominently displayed somewhere on the sculpture.
www.sculptor.org /Sculptors/sand.htm   (1080 words)

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