Vince Beiser | Why Sand Is More Important Than You Think It Is

The Jordan Harbinger Show | 20 September 2018 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Spotify
Interview with Vince Beiser about his book The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization. Argues that without sand civilization as we know it could not exist. Explains that sand is used to make concrete, glass, asphalt, silicon chips, and smartphones; usable sand is finite; there’s a black market for sand, sand pirates; and more.

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