How The Earth Works is a Great Courses lecture series by Michael Wysession, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Content will span everything from the creation of a planet to the history of life. These lectures describe Earth's geological history and the processes that continue to shape our environment. Learn about plate tectonics, the continents that make up the earth's crust, and their motion under our feet. Study how mountains are formed and why there are volcanoes. Classify the three basic types of rock and understand how each is formed. Dive under the oceans to explore the unseen lands of the sea floor. Material relative to the lectures will be presented to the class, and there will be discussion of the subjects covered in the lectures. Questions on the topics covered are also encouraged; answers will be researched if necessary.
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