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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.453 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Crosby Lectures in Geology: History of Africa 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Kevin Burke 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 12.453 Crosby Lectures in Geology: History of Africa



    Fall 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features lecture notes.


    Course Description


    This course is a series of presentations on an advanced topic in the field of geology by the visiting William Otis Crosby lecturer. The Crosby lectureship is awarded to a distinguished international scientist each year to introduce new scientific perspectives to the MIT community. This year's Crosby lecturer is Prof. Kevin Burke. His lecture is about African history. The basic theme is the distinctiveness of the African continent in both the way that it originated 600 million years ago and in the way that it has developed ever since.


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