A loose material consisting of small mineral particles, or rock and mineral particles, distinguishable by the naked eye; grains vary from almost spherical to angular, with a diameter range from 1/16 to 2 millimeters. (Source: MGH)

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Wasiolka B, Blaum N, Jeltsch F, Henschel J 2009. Behavioural responses of the lizard Pedioplanis l. lineoocellata to overgrazing. Acta Oecologica 35 157-162
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Ward JD, Bulley BG 1988. Aeolian deposits at Henties Bay, central Namib coast: provenance and engineering implications. Communications of the Geological Survey of South West Africa/Namibia 4 33-36
Tschinkel WR 2015. Experiments Testing the Causes of Namibian Fairy Circles. Plos ONE 10 (10) e0140099
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Fryberger SG, Hesp P, Hastings K 1992. Aeolian granule ripple deposits, Namibia. Sedimentology 39 (2) 319-331
Bullard JE, White K, Livingstone I 2011. Morphometric analysis of aeolian bedforms in the Namib Sand Sea using ASTER data. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36 (11) 1534-1549
Bennett MR, Morse SA, Liutkus-Pierce C, McClymont J, Evans M, Crompton RH, Thackeray JF 2014. Exceptional preservation of children's footprints from a Holocene footprint site in Namibia. Journal of African Earth Sciences 97 331-341
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Walden J, White K, Drakes NA 1996. Controls on dune colour in the Namib sand sea: preliminary results. Journal of African Earth Sciences 22 (3) 349-353
Gehring AU, Riahi N, Kind J, Almqvist BSG, Weidler PG 2014. The formation of the Namib Sand Sea inferred from the spatial pattern of magnetic rock fragments. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 395 168-172
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Lancaster N 2013. Sand seas and dune fields. Treatise on Geomorphology, 11: Aeolian Geomorphology 219-245
Hipondoka MHT, Mauz B, Kempf J, Packman S, Chiverrell RC, Bloemendaal J 2014. Chronology of sand ridges and the Late Quaternary evolution of the Etosha Pan, Namibia. Geomorphology 204 (1) 553-563
Lancaster N, Teller JT 1988. Interdune deposits of the Namib Sand Sea. Sedimentary Geology 55 (1-2) 91-107
Pietruszka RD, Hanrahan SA, Mitchell D, Seely MK 1986. Lizard herbivory in a sand dune environment: the diet of Angolosaurus skoogi. Oecologia 70 (4) 587-591
Prestel E, Salamitou S, DuBow MS 2008. An examination of the bacteriophages and bacteria of the Namib desert. Journal of Microbiology 46 (4) 364-372
Goudie A 2010. Namib Sand Sea: Large Dunes in an Ancient Desert. Geomorphological Landscapes of the World 163-169
Fet V, Polis GA, Sissom WD 1998. Life in Sandy Deserts: The Scorpion Model. Journal of Arid Environments 39 (4) 609-622
Aranibar JN, Otter L, Macko SA, Feral CJW, Epstein HE, Dowty PR, Eckardt F, Shugart HH, Swap RJ 2004. Nitrogen cycling in the soil-plant system along precipitation gradient in the Kalahari sands. Global Change Biology 10 (3) 359 - 373