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  • Audible takes you on a journey through the Earth, to experience our planet in a way you’ve never encountered before.

    A Grown-Up Guide to Planet Earth is a tour of our world from the inside, out. Geologist Professor Chris Jackson plunges into the molten world beneath our feet, to reveal what drives the explosive power of volcanoes and destructive energy of earthquakes.

    Starting at the super-heated core, Chris will guides you through the layers of the Earth reaching up to the edge of space. And you’ll discover how all these layers combine to make Planet Earth the perfect, and (as far as we know) the only, place in the Universe that’s home to complex life.  

    Producer: Listen Entertainment

    ©2021 Audible, Ltd (P)2021 Audible, Ltd
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  • Ep. 1: Journey From the Centre of the Earth

    Sep 29 2021

    We start by looking up. Aurorae are seen at the outer edge of the atmosphere, born from hidden processes happening deep inside the Earth’s core.

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    27 mins
  • Ep. 2: The Earth Erupts

    Sep 29 2021

    Volcanic eruptions can be beautiful and mesmerising, or explosive and disastrous. Either way, they reveal what’s happening deep within the vast churning mantle. Chris uncovers the secrets of this misunderstood part of the Earth. 

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    32 mins
  • Ep. 3: The Earth Moves

    Sep 29 2021

    Earthquakes rock the Earth’s crust, the thin layer of rock on which all of human existence has played out. Yet the crust is just one per cent of the mass of the Earth. It’s reliable, solid, still...at least, most of the time. 

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    25 mins

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I love the Human Earth me

It's a topic I Can't get enough of and picking up snoippets like if the history of the Earth where condensed into 1 year, the human race didn't appear until the last second of December 31st. With our individual lifespan being 70-75 years, and the Earth has been around for 4.5 billion years...how can we destroy it the way we have?

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Very interesting

I learnt a lot from this podcast. The information is great and explained and described extremely well.

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Loved It!

I enjoyed this even more than the dinosaur edition in this series (which I enjoyed very much)!
Such an informative and interesting listen.

The people interviewed clearly have a passion for what they do, which makes it even more of a riveting listen.

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Who would have known?

Great podcast and very informative. I definitely recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to know more about how our planet works.

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  • 01-10-21

Quick Refresher

I enjoyed primarily as a refresher of previously learned material. So it’s nice to learn that some new things have been discovered and named. The interviews of experts was useful. It was a dialogue between many. Great work Audible!

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