"Weathering is a pretty slow process, kind of like sculpting stone with a toothbrush. Something I've never actually tried but I can't imagine it being immediately effective. But, if you stick with it long enough, you might just get something done. "
"Weathering is like using sandpaper to make a piece of wood smooth. The sandpaper grinds the surface down until it is flat, and tiny particles are produced. "
A long list of review questions for weathering and mass wasting and other earth science stuff.
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