Earth's physical resources: extracting coal and oil - for iPod/iPhone

Earth's physical resources: extracting coal and oil - for iP...

The Open University

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Most people throw coal on the fire and put petrol in their cars without really thinking about it. But, looking at sediment deposits can reveal what type of environments created our coal and oil hundreds of millions of years ago. The five video tracks in this album examine the role of geology in determining the global distribution and availability of these valuable resources. They look at the formation of coal and how to mine it safely, the extrac...Read More
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Extracting coal and oil

23 Jun 2009 | 01 min 02 secs

Extracting coal and ...

23 Jun 2009 | 01 min 02 secs

Coal formation

23 Jun 2009 | 05 mins 34 secs

Coal formation

23 Jun 2009 | 05 mins 34 secs

Open cast mines

23 Jun 2009 | 01 min 42 secs

Open cast mines

23 Jun 2009 | 01 min 42 secs

Oil in sand and shale

23 Jun 2009 | 07 mins 53 secs

Oil in sand and shal...

23 Jun 2009 | 07 mins 53 secs

Hidden oil reserves

23 Jun 2009 | 03 mins 15 secs

Hidden oil reserves

23 Jun 2009 | 03 mins 15 secs

The North Sea oil bonanza

23 Jun 2009 | 05 mins 30 secs

The North Sea oil bo...

23 Jun 2009 | 05 mins 30 secs