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Sand is one of the most common substances on earth. We have beaches and deserts full of the grainy dry stuff, but what is sand really? Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with MICHAEL WELLAND, Founder and Director of Orogen Limited and Fellow of the Geological Society (London). Welland has written an endlessly fascinating book about sand, where it comes from and how it “works”. Did you know salt and sugar are “sands”? Tune in and learn about beaches of garnets and olivine; how high you can pile sand for a castle before it falls over and if there really is quicksand. Michael Welland’s wonderful book is titled: SAND: THE NEVER-ENDING STORY.