Origins of the Elements

Origins of the Elements


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This Lecture: Discover how simple atoms of hydrogen and helium make stars, and how stars manufacture all other naturally occurring elements through processes including titanic supernova explosions. Called nucleosynthesis, this remarkable mechanism is responsible for the chemical richness that made Earth possible. The Course: The evolution of minerals has played a central role all across the surface of the planet and throughout its interior. Experience the thrill of piecing together this story in an enlightening new perspective. In 48 half-hour lectures available in both video and audio formats, you follow events from the big bang to the formation of Earth to the many twists and turns in our planet's evolution. All Lectures: 1. Mineralogy and a New View of Earth 2. Origin and Evolution of the Early Universe 3. Origins of the Elements - Nucleosynthesis 4. Ur-Minerals, First Crystals in the Cosmos 5. Presolar Dust Grains - Chemistry Begins 6. Coming to Grips with Deep Time 7. The Birth of the Solar System 8. The Early Solar System - Terrestrial Planets 9. Hints from the Gas Giants and Their Moons 10. Meteorites - The Oldest Objects You Can Hold 11. Mineral Evolution, Go! Chondrite Meteorites 12. Meteorite Types and Planetesimals 13. Achondrites and Geochemical Affinities 14. The Accretion and Differentiation of Earth 15. How Did the Moon Form? 16. The Big Thwack! 17. The "Big Six" Elements of Early Earth 18. The Black Earth - Peridotite to Basalt 19. Origins of the Oceans 20. Blue Earth and the Water Cycle 21. Earth and Mars versus Mercury and the Moon 22. Gray Earth - Clays and the Rise of Granite 23. Earth's Mineralogy Takes Off - Pegmatites 24. Moving Continents and the Rock Cycle 25. Plate Tectonics Changes Everything 26. Geochemistry to Biochemistry - Raw Materials 27. Biomolecules - Select, Concentrate, Assemble 28. Why Reproduction? World Enough and Time 29. Eons, Eras, and Strategies of Early Life 30. Red Earth - The Great Oxidation Event 31. Earliest Microbial and Molecular Fossils? 32. Microbial Mats and Which Minerals Can Form 33. Earth's Greatest Mineral Explosion 34. The Boring Billion? Cratons and Continents 35. The Supercontinent Cycle 36. Feedback Loops and Tipping Points 37. Snowball Earth and Hothouse Earth 38. The Second Great Oxidation Event 39. Deep Carbon - Deep Life, Fuels, and Methane 40. Biominerals and Early Animals 41. Between Rodinia and Pangaea - Plants on Land 42. Life Speeds Up - Oxygen and Climate Swings 43. From the "Great Dying" to Dinosaurs 44. Impact! From Dinosaurs to Mammals 45. Humans and the Anthropocene Epoch 46. The Next 5 Billion Years 47. The Nearer Future 48. Coevolution of Geosphere and Biosphere
Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (30 min.)) : digital.
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Additional Contributors: Hazen, Robert
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