A – The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders

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  • April 4
     April 4, 2022
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 11
     April 11, 2022
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 18
     April 18, 2022
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 25
     April 25, 2022
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 2
     May 2, 2022
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 9
     May 9, 2022
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Certain places on our planet stand out above others and epitomize the different types of amazing geologic phenomena that are found on Earth. These are the geologic wonders of the world, and in these lectures we  travel to and investigate them. Each of The Great Courses lectures focuses on one particular geographical location but touches on other examples as well. Some of the wonders are well known, and you may have already traveled to them. Others you may never have heard of but will likely want to visit once you learn of them.

      Mondays, 10 AM – Noon | April 4 – May 9

       Leader: Paul Hague

April 4

  • Yellowstone – Geysers and Hot Springs
  • Kawah Ijen – World’s Most Acid Lake

April 11

  • Iceland – Where Fire Meets Ice
  • The Maldives – Geologic Paradox

April 18

  • The Dead Sea – Sinking and Salinity
  • Salar de Uyuni – Flattest Place on Earth

April 25

  • Namib/Kalahari Deserts – Sand Mountains
  • Siwa Oasis – Paradise Amidst Desolation

May 2

  • Auroras – Light Shows on the Edge of Space
  • Arizona Meteor Crater – Visitors from Outer Space

May 9

  • A Montage of Geologic Mini-Wonders
  • Planetary Wonders – Out of This World

Paul Hague is a retired geologist who spent many years conducting geophysical surveys to illuminate what lies beneath. An avid reader, he always has a book going, sometimes two or three. He first joined LINEC back in the early 2000s and, believe it or not, taught a course on Joyce’s Ulysses. After departing for several years to teach school, he returned a few years ago to enjoy the courses offered and to present a few on geology. Always eager to learn something new and to satisfy a curious and skeptical mind, he will stick around to see what develops.


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