The World's Greatest Geological Wonders

The World's Greatest Geological Wonders

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DVD - 2013
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"This course takes you to the world's most spectacular geological wonders, explains the forces that have formed them, and tells you the stories that have grown up around them."--page 1 of course guidebook.
Publisher: Chantilly, Virginia. : Teaching Company, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781598039801
Branch Call Number: DVD 550 WYSESSION
Characteristics: 6 videodiscs (approximately 1080 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in + 1 course guidebook (vi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
DVD,4 3/4 in
DVD,laser optical
DVD,video file,DVD video


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If you want to get your education on, this learning series focuses on natural wonders and the forces that shaped them.

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Jan 29, 2018

Fascinating, with clear explanations, details, charts and diagrams, examples, and pictures. Each lecture covers one geological feature in detail, with explanations (and all relevant theories where it’s not quite understood), and then lists a “top five” similar features on the planet earth. Myths and legends about each place are also discussed. The final four lectures are about “geology” in (or from) space or on other planets. If you’re at all interested in this kind of thing, or even if you’re not, this is well worth the half-hour a day to watch.

Mar 08, 2017

As with all the lectures from The Learning Company, this program is top notch and may actually be the future of education. I've never taken a geology class but after watching this I am confident that I would do fairly well on a college level intro geology test. The lecturer, Michael Wysession, is very engaging and lays out the series in a very logical manner such that early episodes provide a foundation for the later ones. But he provides much more than just dry geological information: each episode focuses on a single geological wonder with vivid pictures, graphics, and animations; he also makes references to historical and cultural significance (as well as where you may have seen these wonders in movies or other media); and, finally, wraps up the episode with a top 5 list of similar features elsewhere in the world. This program is for those who want to understand how the earth formed over millions of years (plate tectonics, vulcanism, climate change, etc.) It is NOT a travel show for people planning their next family trip (although one could easily compile a nearly inexhaustible list of places to visit.)

May 02, 2016

Agree with shlby69m, lengthy lecture style DVD set as "Mysteries of Modern Physics - Time, 2012 by Sean Carroll, California Institute of Technology." For Geology students and not so much for casual viewers who are used to Nature, Discover Channel, BBC/PBS and National Geographic programs. For much richer visual experience, suggest to watch "Amazing Earth collection - Discovery Channel, 2012." (See this program's trailer in videos.)

Feb 19, 2016

I LOVE this series of lectures from a PHD in Geology. Dr. Michael Wysession has such enthusiasm for the Earth and it's many wonders and does a great job of explaining how these wonders are formed. I just got to totally love the guy because of the love of the planet and the interest he has passed on to me. The sights are amazing and I have learned so many wild facts about life on Earth. I watched a lot of this twice, and he has 3 more DVDs that I am looking forward to. There is something for everyone, whether you like extensive caves and tunnels that go on for miles, or waterfalls, or mountains!

Oct 10, 2015

great graphics and pics of new and unusual places. fast forward thru intros and repetitious lecture style parts to graphics and 5 favs at end of each piece.

Mar 23, 2015

Excellent course that should be viewed by all senior undergraduate (and also M.Sc.) Geology students.

Not really all that great for the simple internet tourist bent on sightseeing spectacular scenery.


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