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Santorini—Impact of Volcanic Eruptions

Lecture no. 1 from the course: The World's Greatest Geological Wonders

Santorini—Impact of Volcanic Eruptions

Taught by Professor Michael E. Wysession | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Learn Professor Wysession’s criteria for choosing more than 200 different geologic wonders in nearly 120 countries. Then explore the first on his list: the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, which is the relic of a volcanic eruption that had a profound effect on the ancient Mediterranean world.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Santorini—Impact of Volcanic Eruptions
Santorini—Impact of Volcanic Eruptions
0 of 32 min
2
Image of Mount Fuji—Sleeping Power
Mount Fuji—Sleeping Power
0 of 32 min
3
Image of Galapagos Rift—Wonders of Mid-Ocean Ridges
Galapagos Rift—Wonders of Mid-Ocean Ridges
0 of 32 min
4
Image of African Rift Valley—Cracks into the Earth
African Rift Valley—Cracks into the Earth
0 of 29 min
5
Image of Erta Ale—Compact Fury of Lava Lakes
Erta Ale—Compact Fury of Lava Lakes
0 of 26 min
6
Image of Burgess Shale—Rocks and the Keys to Life
Burgess Shale—Rocks and the Keys to Life
0 of 30 min
7
Image of The Grand Canyon—Earth’s Layers
The Grand Canyon—Earth’s Layers
0 of 30 min
8
Image of The Himalayas—Mountains at Earth’s Roof
The Himalayas—Mountains at Earth’s Roof
0 of 30 min
9
Image of The Ganges Delta—Earth’s Fertile Lands
The Ganges Delta—Earth’s Fertile Lands
0 of 30 min
10
Image of The Amazon Basin—Lungs of the Planet
The Amazon Basin—Lungs of the Planet
0 of 30 min
11
Image of Iguazu Falls—Thundering Waterfalls
Iguazu Falls—Thundering Waterfalls
0 of 27 min
12
Image of Mammoth Cave—Worlds Underground
Mammoth Cave—Worlds Underground
0 of 31 min
13
Image of Cave of Crystals—Exquisite Caves
Cave of Crystals—Exquisite Caves
0 of 30 min
14
Image of Great Blue Hole—Coastal Symmetry in Sinkholes
Great Blue Hole—Coastal Symmetry in Sinkholes
0 of 32 min
15
Image of Ha Long Bay—Dramatic Karst Landscapes
Ha Long Bay—Dramatic Karst Landscapes
0 of 30 min
16
Image of Bryce Canyon—Creative Carvings of Erosion
Bryce Canyon—Creative Carvings of Erosion
0 of 31 min
17
Image of Uluru/Ayers Rock—Sacred Nature of Rocks
Uluru/Ayers Rock—Sacred Nature of Rocks
0 of 32 min
18
Image of Devils Tower—Igneous Enigmas
Devils Tower—Igneous Enigmas
0 of 31 min
19
Image of Antarctica—A World of Ice
Antarctica—A World of Ice
0 of 32 min
20
Image of Columbia Glacier—Unusual Glacier Cycles
Columbia Glacier—Unusual Glacier Cycles
0 of 29 min
21
Image of Fiordland National Park—Majestic Fjords
Fiordland National Park—Majestic Fjords
0 of 31 min
22
Image of Rock of Gibraltar—Catastrophic Floods
Rock of Gibraltar—Catastrophic Floods
0 of 32 min
23
Image of Bay of Fundy—Inexorable Cycle of Tides
Bay of Fundy—Inexorable Cycle of Tides
0 of 31 min
24
Image of Hawaii—Volcanic Island Beauty
Hawaii—Volcanic Island Beauty
0 of 31 min
25
Image of Yellowstone—Geysers and Hot Springs
Yellowstone—Geysers and Hot Springs
0 of 31 min
26
Image of Kawah Ijen—World’s Most Acid Lake
Kawah Ijen—World’s Most Acid Lake
0 of 31 min
27
Image of Iceland—Where Fire Meets Ice
Iceland—Where Fire Meets Ice
0 of 27 min
28
Image of The Maldives—Geologic Paradox
The Maldives—Geologic Paradox
0 of 27 min
29
Image of The Dead Sea—Sinking and Salinity
The Dead Sea—Sinking and Salinity
0 of 31 min
30
Image of Salar de Uyuni—Flattest Place on Earth
Salar de Uyuni—Flattest Place on Earth
0 of 30 min
31
Image of Namib/Kalahari Deserts—Sand Mountains
Namib/Kalahari Deserts—Sand Mountains
0 of 31 min
32
Image of Siwa Oasis—Paradise amidst Desolation
Siwa Oasis—Paradise amidst Desolation
0 of 29 min
33
Image of Auroras—Light Shows on the Edge of Space
Auroras—Light Shows on the Edge of Space
0 of 31 min
34
Image of Arizona Meteor Crater—Visitors from Outer Space
Arizona Meteor Crater—Visitors from Outer Space
0 of 30 min
35
Image of A Montage of Geologic Mini-Wonders
A Montage of Geologic Mini-Wonders
0 of 31 min
36
Image of Planetary Wonders—Out of This World
Planetary Wonders—Out of This World
0 of 38 min

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a********m
November 29, 2017
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" That's what I said when the course came to an end... As well as the many times when the graphics got whisked out too soon. So, yes - I loved the course - and hated the editing. Fascinating course by a very engaging professor! My initial fear that it would be too "fluffy" (i.e. too much "infortainment" and not enough substance) was mercifully unfounded. My only complaint is with the editors: FOR PETE'S SAKE, keep those graphics, etc, on the screen longer! What were you thinking?!? The editor must've been some over-caffeinated kid raised on video games!! In a learning course, it takes time to absorb new information. There's absolutely no sensible reason to cut the video back to the professor so quickly. Or at most compromise by placing the professor in a frame-within-the-frame. If you cut out of the graphics so quickly (over and again), you're basically saying, "oh, the graphics are just for illustrative purposes since this is infortainment fluff". In fact, it seemed like a battle between the professor to make this an intelligent class, and the editors try to to dumb it down for people with no attention span! 5 STARS for the awesome professor, the material, the organization, etc. -and 2 STARS for the thoughtless editing. If you're here to learn, be ready to do a lot of pausing. I've watched a lot of Great Courses, including many "hardcore" ones with lots of new info - and I've never had as many problems with inadequate timing as with this one.

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November 15, 2017

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