The Modern Scholar: Geology
- The Story of Earth
- Narrated by: Professor Kate Zeigler
- Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
- Release date: 10-15-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
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Individual lectures explore subjects such as minerals, the three different rock types and how they relate through the rock cycle, as well as how the interior of the earth is divided and the processes that occur there. Further lectures explore geologic time and how we sort out the history of any given sequence of rocks, how rocks deform and how plate tectonics works, and many processes related to surface water and groundwater. Geology has grown to become a very broad field with numerous areas of specialization, but this course provides a substantial overview of some of the most important features and processes that affect us as we interact with our planet and as it interacts with us.
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By Steven Mark on 01-09-16
interesting, informative and well presented.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get a good grounding in the basic concepts of geology in a well paced and well presented format. Ms Zeigler covers the basic rock types as well as elements, minerals and chemistry, including the processes involved in tectonics, feature formations etc. I particularly enjoyed the venture deep into the planet's different layers and was quite impressed with the inner workings of of the mantle and core, and how the cooling and heating of magma at different layers contributes to the earth's magnetic field. There was even an interesting discussion about sand - yes sand. As well as rivers, volcanoes, caves and so forth.
BTW I also enjoyed Ms. Zeigler's presentation style and would definitely consider any other presentations she is involved in.
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By Small Treasures on 07-30-15
Great for Intro or Exam Review
I'm brushing up on subjects for a comprehensive exam and this lecture served as a great refresher course. Explaining geological concepts can be tough but Dr. Ziegler did a great job!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful