A PLANETARY JOURNEY THROUGH THE MATTER THAT COUNTS…


Lesson 1. What is the universe made of?

1.1 From universe to us
1.2 Major elements
1.3 Time begins…
1.4 Time has begun
1.5 Time expands
1.6 Helium production starts again
1.7 Entropy defiant universe
1.8 Nucleosynthesis processes in more detail
1.9 Iron gate
1.10 Nucleosynthesis goes supernova
1.11 Supernova!

Lesson 2. The Solar System and us

2.1 The Solar System
2.2 The formation of the Solar System
2.3 From interstellar gas and dust to us
2.4 Planetary accretion
2.5 The order of condensation
2.6 Interpreting the condensation sequence
2.7 The same stuff, the same planets?
2.8 The NICE model
2.9 Giant impacts

Lesson 3. Back to Earth

3.1 What on earth is the Earth made of?
3.2 Meteorites: how can they help us?
3.3 Meteorite types
3.4 Carbonaceous Chondrites?
3.5 Are we on a chondritic Earth?
3.6 Is it a matter of compatibility?
3.7 Who goes with whom, then?
3.8 A table for ... 92+…
3.9 Let’s assemble a planet
3.10 The homogeneous model

Lesson 4. A layered Earth

4.1 The composition of Earth’s layers
4.2 Comparing the world
4.3 The crust…
4.4 The crust – composition
4.5 The crust – composition 2
4.6 The mantle – composition
4.7 The mantle – composition 2
4.8 The core – composition
4.9 The core – composition 2
4.10 The Earth layers
4.11 Conclusions – 1
4.12 Conclusions – 2
4.13 And finally…

Lesson 5. From elements to mountains

5.1 A step back…
5.2 So, an oxidised planet
5.3 Silicon
5.4 Scary box chart
5.5 Mineral census
5.6 The Periodic Table
5.7 The table is set

Lesson 6. The silicate worlds

6.1 Silicate minerals
6.2 Back to basics?
6.3 Boring you with Bohr again?
6.4 Repercussions in the macro world
6.5 On the other hand…
6.6 A big table and size
6.7 Give me room to breathe
6.8 Zooming back in to silica
6.9 Rules: a few…

Lesson 7. The silicate worlds – 2

7.1 Silicate minerals, which goes with whom?
7.2 Finally: crystals!
7.3 Crystal systems
7.4 Nesosilicates
7.5 Olivine crystal structure
7.6 Inosilicates
7.7 Pyroxene crystals
7.8 Tectosilicates
7.9 Quartz et al.
7.10 Metal oxides

Lesson 8. Energy and silicates

8.1 A mineral genesis?
8.2 Too hot to handle
8.3 Back to silicates
8.4 But attention!
8.5 Phases and phases
8.6 Plagioclase is made
8.7 Mystery solved…
8.8 Get real!
8.9 Another example: olivine
8.10 Phase diagrams zoo!
8.11 The journey of AnDi
8.12 Let’s assemble a planet!
8.13 A good example

Lesson 9. Let’s rock!

9.1 From minerals to rocks?
9.2 Let’s get native
9.3 And now let’s (igneous) rock
9.4 It all starts here
9.5 And then the cycle
9.6 New life from old rocks
9.7 First let’s shake the planet
9.8 Waves through the Earth
9.9 Reading the waves

Lesson 10. The mother mantle

10.1 Let’s have a look inside
10.2 Waves’ tortuous travels
10.3 The mother of all rocks
10.4 Let’s rise to the surface
10.5 We are melting
10.6 The melting and fractionation
10.7 Opera Magna
10.8 Igneous rocks
10.9 The TAS diagram
10.10 More diagrams
10.11 Mineral constituents and rocks
10.12 CIPW diagram

Lesson 11. The missing geology

11.1 Amphiboles anyone?
11.2 Sedimentary rocks
11.3 Metamorphic rocks
11.4 Volcanoes
11.5 Plates are on the table

©2011 Roberto Bugiolacchi