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Vince Beiser


Vince Beiser is the author of “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization.” Beiser has reported from over 100 countries, states, provinces, kingdoms, occupied territories, liberated areas, no man’s lands and disaster zones. He has exposed conditions in California’s harshest prisons, trained with troops bound for Iraq, ridden with the first responders to disasters in Haiti and Nepal and hunted down other stories from around the world for publications including Wired, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The Guardian, GQ, The Nation, Mother Jones, Playboy, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.

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Book:
The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
Science / Medicine / Technology
Riverhead Books
August 2018
ISBN 9780399576423
Hardcover, 304 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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