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Modern Alchemist, The: Earth, The Philosopher’s Stone

Synopsis
Royal Institution Christmas Lecture given by Peter Wothers on the subject of the rocks that form the planet Earth. Wothers takes as his starting point the beliefs and suppositions of the medieval alchemists in order to explain the real nature of the planets rocks and minerals, many of which are the result of oxygen combining with different elements - each with individual properties. [59 minutes]
Series
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Chemistry; Geology
Keywords
minerals; silica; earth sciences

Online availability

URI
http://richannel.org/christmas-lectures/2012/peter-wothers#/the-modern-alchemist-earth
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Peter Wothers

Production Company

Name

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Phone
020 7409 2992
Fax
020 7629 3569
Address
LONDON
W1X 4BS

Distributor

Name

Ri Channel

Web
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