26. Iron: As Above, So Below

Is iron a metal that’s more valuable than gold, or are we forever trapped in its “hated shadow?”

Featured above: Iron in a foundry, much as it exists in Earth’s outer core.

Show Notes.

My apologies for doing this two episodes in a row, but further travels have made it impossible for me to post some of these show notes on time! I’ll work on getting them up before the next episode, and I haven’t forgotten about Manganese, either. It’s that time of year!

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Sources

  1. Rethinking Architecture: A Reader In Cultural Theory, p. 172. Neil Leach, 1997.
  2. The Los Angeles Times, Glory In Uselessness : The Eiffel Tower: Joke’s On Its Critics. Stanley Meisler, April 23, 1987.
  3. The New Astronomy, Stellar Nucleosynthesis. P. R. Warren, 1972.
  4. Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, Crystal At The Center Of The Earth. Michael Schneider.
  5. Etymonline, Catastrophe.
  6. Cosmos Magazine, What Creates Earth’s Magnetic Field? Vishnu Varma R Vejayan, May 1, 2017.
  7. What Caused The Iron Age? Clayton E. Cramer, December 10, 1995. Normally I wouldn’t link to a student paper like this, but it’s well-researched and cited.
  8. Chemicool, Iron Element Facts. Dr. Doug Stewart, October 6, 2012.
  9. New England Historical Society, Six Historic College Pranks And Were They Were Played.

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