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Sand, North Mouth of Shoalwater Bay, Washington State

Sand, North Mouth of Shoalwater Bay, Washington State


This sand is on the Pacific Ocean beach near North Cove on the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation North of Willapa Bay.

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Greenberg, Gary, A GRAIN OF SAND: NATURE'S SECRET WONDER, Voyageur Press, 2008.

Welland, Michael, SAND: THE NEVER ENDING STORY, University of California Press, 2009.
(Good Information on the microscopy of sand, Great site for more information on microscopy in general)
(Good Information on Sand with links to more information on sand),com_mediadb/task,play/idstr,Open-feeds_fsc_exploring_sedimentary_processes_fsc02_02_m4v/vv,-2/Itemid,97
(Brief, very informative video on what can be learned from the shape of a sand grain.)