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Earth: How Plate Tectonics Sets Up Life

Lecture no. 4 from the course: A Field Guide to the Planets

Earth: How Plate Tectonics Sets Up Life

Taught by Professor Sabine Stanley | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Given the striking similarities between the four terrestrial planets, why is Earth the only one teeming with life? Proposed as a bold theory less than 70 years ago, could plate tectonics be a main driver of life on Earth? Explore the fascinating movement of our planet’s surface and the many ways in which a geologically-active Earth has sustained our biologically-active planet.


November 10, 2019