Michael Welland

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Michael Welland is a British geologist and expert on sand. His book Sand: a journey through science and the imagination (Oxford University Press 2009 ISBN 978-0199563180), published in the USA as Sand: the never-ending story (University of California Press 2009 ISBN 978-0520254374), won the 2010 John Burroughs Medal.[1][2][3]

When he appeared in 2010 on the BBC Radio 4 programme The Museum of Curiosity, his proposed donation to the imaginary museum was singing sand dunes.


  1. ^ "Sand and the Imagination". RadioNational: The Book Show. ABC (Australia). 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Andrew (13 August 2009). "The world in a grain of sand (book review)". Nature. 460: 798–799. doi:10.1038/460798a. 
  3. ^ "John Burroughs Medal Award List". John Burroughs Association. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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