TTC Video - Major Transitions in Evolution + 4 Guidebooks (pdf) (2010)
eLearning - DVDRip | AVI | English | Run time: ~24 x 30 min | 5.83 GB
video: DivX | 640x480 | 29.97fps | ~406 Kbps avg | audio: mp3 | 48kHz stereo | ~128KbpsLecture, Evolution, Biology, ArÑheology, Genetic
Evolution is the most remarkable force in the history of Earth, the organizing principle throughout the biological sciences, and the most important mechanism scientists use to understand the varieties of life on our planet.
How and when did life on Earth get to be the way it is today?
Imagine a world without bees, butterflies, and flowering plants. That was Earth 125 million years ago.
Turn back the clock 400 million years, and there were no trees.
At 450 million years in the past, even the earliest insects had not yet developed.
And looking back 500 million years—a half-billion years before the present—the land was devoid of life, which at that time flourished in a profusion of strange forms in the oceans.
These and other major turning points are the amazing story of evolution. To learn about these major transitions, each of which brought forth new possibilities for life, is to embark on an unforgettable look into the past. It’s also a captivating opportunity to get a deeper understanding of how evolution works, to draw intricate connections between living things, and to think about life—not just yours but the lives of everything around you—in new ways.
Major Transitions in Evolution tells this science-detective story in 24 lavishly illustrated lectures that focus on the giant leaps that gave rise to nature’s boundless diversity. In a course of breathtaking scope, you study the conditions that led to the first complex cells, flying insects, flowering plants, mammals, modern humans, and many other breakthroughs. And in the process of studying the past, you gain a powerful understanding of the present world.
Given the broad scope of the subject, this course is taught by two professors: Anthony Martin, a paleontologist and geologist at Emory University, and John Hawks, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Each is an outstanding teacher in his field, adept at making the subject interesting and accessible no matter what your background in science. And in the final lecture, the two appear together for an absorbing conversation on common themes in the epic saga of life on Earth.
professor : Anthony Martin, and John Hawks
production land: USA
Run time: ~24 x 30 min
01. Macroevolution and Major Transitions
02. Paleontology and Geologic Time
03. Single-Celled Life - Prokaryotes to Eukaryotes
04. Metazoans - The Earliest Multicellular Animals
05. The Development of Skeletons
06. The Rise of Vertebrates
07. Colonization of the Land
08. Origins of Insects and of Powered Flight
09. Seed Plants and the First Forests
10. From Fish to 4-Limbed Animals
11. The Egg Came First - Early Reptile Evolution
12. The Origins and Successes of the Dinosaurs
13. Marine and Flying Reptiles
14. Birds - The Dinosaurs among Us
15. The First Flowers and Pollinator Coevolution
16. Egg to Placenta - Early Mammal Evolution
17. From Land to Sea - The Evolution of Whales
18. Moving on Up - The First Primates
19. Apes - Swinging Down from the Trees
20. From 4 Legs to 2 - The Hominin Radiation
21. First Humans - Toolmakers and Hunter-Gatherers
22. From Homo to sapiens - Talking and Thinking
23. Our Accelerating Evolution
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