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The Resource How the Earth works, Parts I-IV, Michael E. Wysession

How the Earth works, Parts I-IV, Michael E. Wysession

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How the Earth works, Parts I-IV
Title
How the Earth works
Title number
Parts I-IV
Statement of responsibility
Michael E. Wysession
Title variation
How the Earth works
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Language
eng
Summary
Course covers the making of our planet from the Big Bang, to the formation of the solar system, to the subsequent evolution of Earth. Travel to the center of our planet and out again, charting the geologic forces that churn beneath our feet to push the continents and seafloor
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Wysession, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Series statement
  • The great courses
  • Science & mathematics
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  • Geology
  • Earth sciences
Label
How the Earth works, Parts I-IV, Michael E. Wysession
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Publication
Note
  • Issued with DVD
  • "Course guidebook."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-77)
Contents
Lecture 1. Geology's impact on history -- Lecture 2. Geologic history : dating the Earth -- Lecture 3. Earth's structure : journey to the Earth's center -- Lecture 4. Earth's heat : conduction and convection -- Lecture 5. The basics of plate techtonics -- Lecture 6. Making matter : the Big Bang and big bangs -- Lecture 7. Creating Earth : recipe for a planet -- Lecture 8. The rock cycle : matter in motion -- Lecture 9. Minerals : the building blocks of rocks -- Lecture 10. Magma : the building mush of rocks -- Lecture 11. Crystallization : the rock cycle starts -- Lecture 12. Volcanoes : lava and ash -- Lecture 13. Folding : bending blocks, flowing rocks -- Lecture 14. Earthquakes : examining Earth's faults -- Lecture 15. Plate techtonics : why continents move -- Lecture 16. The Ocean seafloor : unseen lands -- Lecture 17. Rifts and ridges : the creation of plates -- Lecture 18. Transform faults : tears of a crust -- Lecture 19. Subduction zones : recycling oceans -- Lecture 20. Continents collide and mountains are made -- Lecture 21. Intraplate volcanoes : finding the hot spots -- Lecture 22. Destruction from volcanoes and earthquakes -- Lecture 23. Predicting natural disasters -- Lecture 24. Anatomy of a volcano : Mount St. Helens -- Lecture 25. Anatomy of an earthquake : Sumatra -- Lecture 26. History of plate motions : where and why -- Lecture 27. Assembling North America -- Lecture 28. The Sun-driven hydrologic cycle -- Lecture 29. Water on Earth : the Blue Planet -- Lecture 30. Earth's atmosphere : air and weather -- Lecture 31. Erosion : weathering and land removal -- Lecture 32. Jungles and deserts : feast or famine -- Lecture 33. Mass wasting : rocks fall downhill -- Lecture 34. Streams : shaping the land -- Lecture 35. Groundwater : the invisible reservoir -- Lecture 36. Shorelines : factories of sedimentary rocks -- Lecture 37. Glaciers : the power of ice -- Lecture 38. Planetary wobbles and the last ice age -- Lecture 39. Long-term climate change -- Lecture 40. Short-term climate change -- Lecture 41. Climate change and human history -- Lecture 42. Plate tectonics and natural resources -- Lecture 43. Nonrenewable energy sources -- Lecture 44. Renewable energy sources -- Lecture 45. Humans : dominating geologic change -- Lecture 46. History of life : complexity and diversity -- Lecture 47. The solar system : Earth's neighborhood -- Lecture 48. The lonely planet : Fermi's paradox
Control code
ocn469220560
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
vi, 277 p.
Isbn
9781598034066
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1175361
  • (OCoLC)469220560
Label
How the Earth works, Parts I-IV, Michael E. Wysession
Publication
Note
  • Issued with DVD
  • "Course guidebook."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-77)
Contents
Lecture 1. Geology's impact on history -- Lecture 2. Geologic history : dating the Earth -- Lecture 3. Earth's structure : journey to the Earth's center -- Lecture 4. Earth's heat : conduction and convection -- Lecture 5. The basics of plate techtonics -- Lecture 6. Making matter : the Big Bang and big bangs -- Lecture 7. Creating Earth : recipe for a planet -- Lecture 8. The rock cycle : matter in motion -- Lecture 9. Minerals : the building blocks of rocks -- Lecture 10. Magma : the building mush of rocks -- Lecture 11. Crystallization : the rock cycle starts -- Lecture 12. Volcanoes : lava and ash -- Lecture 13. Folding : bending blocks, flowing rocks -- Lecture 14. Earthquakes : examining Earth's faults -- Lecture 15. Plate techtonics : why continents move -- Lecture 16. The Ocean seafloor : unseen lands -- Lecture 17. Rifts and ridges : the creation of plates -- Lecture 18. Transform faults : tears of a crust -- Lecture 19. Subduction zones : recycling oceans -- Lecture 20. Continents collide and mountains are made -- Lecture 21. Intraplate volcanoes : finding the hot spots -- Lecture 22. Destruction from volcanoes and earthquakes -- Lecture 23. Predicting natural disasters -- Lecture 24. Anatomy of a volcano : Mount St. Helens -- Lecture 25. Anatomy of an earthquake : Sumatra -- Lecture 26. History of plate motions : where and why -- Lecture 27. Assembling North America -- Lecture 28. The Sun-driven hydrologic cycle -- Lecture 29. Water on Earth : the Blue Planet -- Lecture 30. Earth's atmosphere : air and weather -- Lecture 31. Erosion : weathering and land removal -- Lecture 32. Jungles and deserts : feast or famine -- Lecture 33. Mass wasting : rocks fall downhill -- Lecture 34. Streams : shaping the land -- Lecture 35. Groundwater : the invisible reservoir -- Lecture 36. Shorelines : factories of sedimentary rocks -- Lecture 37. Glaciers : the power of ice -- Lecture 38. Planetary wobbles and the last ice age -- Lecture 39. Long-term climate change -- Lecture 40. Short-term climate change -- Lecture 41. Climate change and human history -- Lecture 42. Plate tectonics and natural resources -- Lecture 43. Nonrenewable energy sources -- Lecture 44. Renewable energy sources -- Lecture 45. Humans : dominating geologic change -- Lecture 46. History of life : complexity and diversity -- Lecture 47. The solar system : Earth's neighborhood -- Lecture 48. The lonely planet : Fermi's paradox
Control code
ocn469220560
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
vi, 277 p.
Isbn
9781598034066
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1175361
  • (OCoLC)469220560

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