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(SC 203) The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders – Part 3. Class presentations available.


These classes are based on Great Courses video lectures by geology Professor Michael Wysession. Experiencing the lectures on which these classes are based is rather like making a tour of picturesque places with a knowledgeable geologist as a companion. Each lecture provides an account of the human significance of the region, as well as a description of the geological phenomena that are responsible for the interesting features. The concepts of plate tectonics provide unifying explanations for much of the spectacular geology. There will be time for questions and discussion in each class session, led by members of the OLLI Science Committee.

Friday, October 2: Extreme Lakes (Kawah Ijen), Saltwater Lakes (Dead Sea), Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni)

Class Presentations:

Friday, October 9: Geysers and Hot Springs (Yellowstone), Mid-ocean Ridge Islands (Iceland), Atolls (The Maldives)

Class Presentations:

Friday, October 16: Major Deserts (Namib/Kalahari), Desert Oases (Siwa), Geologic Mini-Wonders (a montage)

 Class Presentations:

Presenter: (via Great Courses DVD): Michael E. Wysession, Ph.D.,

Professor of Geophysics, Washington University, Saint Louis

Developers/Discussion Leaders:

John Bush and Gary Oberts and OLLI Science Committee members


Fridays, October 2, 9 and 16

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon


Woodbridge Onken Classroom

One Response

  1. Thank you for posting the notes.


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