The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in
the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our
After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume
more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building
and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is
made from sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from
the world's tallest skyscraper to the sidewalk below it, from... more...