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An overview of significant evolutionary transitions in the 4 billion-year history of life.

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  • ISBN: 1598036823
  • ISBN: 9781598036824
  • ISBN: 1598036831
  • ISBN: 9781598036831
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 12 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (viii, 116 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
  • Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Company, 2010.

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General Note:
"Topic: Science & mathematics ; Subtopic: Biology."
Course No. 1518 ; 24 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture ; on 4 videodiscs in 1 container ; with an accompanying guidebook.
Accompanying guidebook includes professor biographies, course scope, lecture guides, cladograms, timeline, glossary, and bibliography.
Special features: About the professor.
Formatted Contents Note:
disc 1. Macroevolution and major transitions -- Paleontology and geologic time -- Single, celled life: prokaryotes to eukaryotes -- Metazoans: the earliest multicellular animals -- The development of skeletons -- The rise of vertebrates.
disc 2. Colonization of the land -- Origins of insects and of powered flight -- Seed plants and the first forests -- From fish to 4-limbed animals -- The egg came first: early reptile evolution -- The origins and successes of the dinosaurs.
disc 3. Marine and flying reptiles -- Birds: the dinosaurs among us -- The first flowers and pollinator coevolution -- Egg to placenta: early mammal evolution -- From land to sea: the evolution of whales -- Moving on up: the first primates.
disc 4. Apes: swinging down from the trees -- From 4 legs to 2: the hominin radiation -- First humans: toolmakers and hunter, gatherers -- From homo to sapiens: talking and thinking -- Our accelerating evolution -- Reflections on major transitions.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Anthony Martin, Emory University ; Professor John Hawks, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Summary, etc.:
An overview of significant evolutionary transitions in the 4 billion-year history of life.
System Details Note:
DVD; full screen presentation.
Subject: Evolution (Biology)
Evolution (Biology)
Genre: Educational films.
Feature films.
Filmed lectures.
Instructional films.
Nonfiction films.
Nonfiction films.
Educational films.
Instructional films.
Filmed lectures.
Feature films.

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