Sands and Crushed Rocks

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MR. SEARLE has made an attempt to fill a gap in technical literature by a work which deals, in all aspects, with the subject of sands and crushed rocks. According to the author, the purpose of the work is “to summarise in a convenient form -such geological, chemical and mineralogical information on sands as is likely to prove of value to those engaged in the digging, sale, and many uses of these materials.” To the reviewers, however, it seems that the author's enthusiasm for detail, much of which appears irrelevant, has defeated this purpose.

Sands and Crushed Rocks.

By Alfred B. Searle. (Oxford Technical Publications.) Vol. 1: Their Nature, Properties and Treatment. Pp. xiv + 475. Vol. 2: Their Uses in Industry. Pp. ix + 281. (London: Henry Frowde and Hodder and Stoughton, 1923.) 52s. 6d. net.

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T., L., E., W. Sands and Crushed Rocks . Nature 115, 78–79 (1925) doi:10.1038/115078a0

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