The Dynamic Earth

The Dynamic Earth

Lecture 37 of 60

Downloadable Audiobook - 2002
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This Lecture: The Earth's topography seems permanent, but a close look reveals signs of constant change. What first led James Hutton to propose the key geological doctrine of uniformitarianism, which holds that great changes occur incrementally over eons? The Course: Get a clear and bracing overview of the entire scientific world from the laws of motion first formulated 300 years ago by Sir Isaac Newton to the latest marvels of contemporary genetic research. These lucid, information-packed lectures convey the excitement of scientific discovery and trace the connections between discoveries over time. All Lectures: 1. The Nature of Science 2. The Scientific Method 3. The Ordered Universe 4. Celestial and Terrestrial Mechanics 5. Newton's Laws of Motion 6. Universal Gravitation 7. The Nature of Energy 8. The First Law of Thermodynamics 9. The Second Law of Thermodynamics 10. Entropy 11. Magnetism and Static Electricity 12. Electricity 13. Electromagnetism 14. The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Part I 15. The Electromagnetic Spectrum, Part II 16. Relativity 17. Atoms 18. The Bohr Atom 19. The Quantum World 20. The Periodic Table of the Elements 21. Introduction to Chemistry 22. The Chemistry of Carbon 23. States of Matter and Changes of State 24. Phase Transformations and Chemical Reactions 25. Properties of Materials 26. Semiconductors and Modern Microelectronics 27. Isotopes and Radioactivity 28. Nuclear Fission and Fusion Reactions 29. Astronomy 30. The Life Cycle of Stars 31. Edwin Hubble and the Discovery of Galaxies 32. The Big Bang 33. The Ultimate Structure of Matter 34. The Nebular Hypothesis 35. The Solar System 36. The Earth as a Planet 37. The Dynamic Earth 38. The Plate Tectonics Revolution 39. Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Plate Motions Today 40. Earth Cycles - Water 41. The Atmospheric Cycle 42. The Rock Cycle 43. What Is Life? 44. Strategies of Life 45. Life's Molecular Building Blocks 46. Proteins 47. Cells - The Chemical Factories of Life 48. Gregor Mendel, Founder of Genetics 49. The Discovery of DNA 50. The Genetic Code 51. Reading the Genetic Code 52. Genetic Engineering 53. Cancer and Other Genetic Diseases 54. The Chemical Evolution of Life 55. Biological Evolution - A Unifying Theme of Biology 56. The Fact of Evolution - The Fossil Record 57. Charles Darwin and the Theory of Natural Selection 58. Ecosystems and the Law of Unintended Consequences 59. The Ozone Hole, Acid Rain, and the Greenhouse Effect 60. Science, the Endless Frontier
Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2002
Edition: Unabridged
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Hazen, Robert
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