The Physics of Blown Sands and desert Dunes

By: Bagnold, R.A.

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A few illustrations, octavo, pp xx, 265, upper corner bumped throughout, indentation from a paper clip on the first two pages, otherwise only slightly aged internally, cloth very marked and grubby, particularly the spine and lower cover, upper corner bumped. With the signature of E.N. da C. Andrade on the front endpaper amd a couple of pages of notes slipped in to the book. Andrade was an English physicist, writer, and poet. In the scientific world he was best known for work (with Ernest Rutherford) that first determined the wavelength of a type of gamma radiation, proving it was far higher in energies than X-rays known at the time. In popular culture he was best known for his appearances on The Brains trust. [Bagnold, {1896 - 1990} was a 20th Century English desert explorer, geologist and soldier. In 1932 he staged the first recorded East-to-West crossing of the Libyan Desert. His work in the field of Aeolian processes produced this book, which has been used by United States' space agency "NASA" in its study of the terrain of the planet Mars, the "Bagnold Dunes" on Mars' surface being named after him by the organization.]

Title: The Physics of Blown Sands and desert Dunes

Author Name: Bagnold, R.A.

Categories: Science,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1941

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 014114