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History of the Earth Courses
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Sioux Falls Scientists recommends the following courses that describe the history of the Earth. Starting with our Sun and moving on to the coalescing of Earth from the surrounding rotating cloud of dust and rocks. We following the resultant mass of molten rock through cooling, rain, ice, early life, oxygenation, giant continents, giant oceans, plate tectonics, ocean life, life on land, dinosaurs, and early mankind up to the first civilizations.

The courses are all available from TheGreatCourses.com. They can be expensive but they are often on sale for 30% of the regular listed price. The course links on the following pages point to the course location at The Great Courses.

The Sioux Falls Scientists recommends the history of the Earth 14 courses as described on the following 14 pages:

7-1-17 The rock that records how we all got here
The rock that records how we all got here
You're going to want to touch it; you're definitely going to want to run your fingers over its wavy lines. This 2.5-tonne lump of rock will be one of the new star exhibits when London's Natural History Museum re-opens its front entrance-space in a couple of weeks' time. The Hintze Hall has been closed for most of this year to allow the South Kensington attraction to remodel its welcome to visitors. Out has gone "Dippy" the diplodocus dinosaur, and in its place has come a massive skeleton of a blue whale. From 14 July, as you go into the NHM, you'll be confronted by the largest animal on the planet diving down at you from the ceiling. Your correspondent has had a sneak peek, and it's spectacular. Earth's early oceans would have been full of reduced iron in solution that had been washed off the continents, and when it combined with the nascent oxygen being produced by photosynthetic bacteria, the resulting oxides would have precipitated to settle on the seafloor. The different layers incorporated into the rock probably mark cycles of bacterial boom and bust. Ultimately, all of the right type of iron in the ancient waters was consumed and the free oxygen had nowhere else to go but up and out into the atmosphere. Earth had become a different place. "The rock tells a fantastic story," says Prof Richard Herrington, the head of Earth sciences at the NHM. "This is the prelude to complex life. We're oxygen breathers. An organism needs an energy source and the burning of carbon in the presence of oxygen is largely where we get our energy from. It still took two billion years from this rock to get to multicellular organisms, but that's another story," he told BBC News.

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