Coevolution of Geosphere and Biosphere
Lecture no. 48 from the course: The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 40 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Review the 10 stages of mineral evolution, from the solar nebula to the rise of animals with mineralized skeletons. Are we now entering an 11th stage? Close by considering an example of the coevolution of life and minerals in a remarkable formation on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.