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Human Factor in Evolution, The

Synopsis
Consists of illustrations and comments on the various ways human intervention as affected natural evolutionary processes. Examples: primitive husbandry and its effects (saami reindeer); artificial selection v. natural selection (pig and wild boar, aurochsen and wild bovids and Longhorn and Zeba cattle, development of breeds for milking); artificial insemination, embryo transplant and gene modification techniques; cost-benefit analysis; effects of predators (bear/reindeer, lion/buffalo, fox/rabbit); effects of feral population (goats, pigs and cattle egrets in Hawaii, rabbits in Australia).
Series
Evolution, Course S365
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
animals; evolution; mammals

Credits

Producer
David Jackson
Cast
Caroline Pond 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Name

Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation

Web
http://www.eb.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 312 347 7944
Fax
+1 312 347 7903
Address
Chicago, IL 60604
USA

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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