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Origins and History of Life

Synopsis
Describes the events occurring after the earth was formed: the origin of life, and the subsequent evolution of the main taxa of organisms. Discusses prebiotic chemical evolution, the origin and nature of the first prokaryotes, the origin of eucaryotic cells and the endosymbiotic evolution of their organelles. A time chart allows the exploration of the main events during the diversification of both prokaryotes and eucaryotes, in particular multicellularity, the Cambrian explosion, the invasion of land and mass extinctions. Approximately three hours of teaching material.
Series
Origins and Classification of Life: A Multimedia Exploration
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; CD-ROM. PC or Apple Macintosh (separate versions)
Year of production
1995
Availability
Sale
Notes
For updated information see the Biodiversity Consortium Web site at http://ibis.nott.ac.uk/biodiv/
Available to UK higher education institutions.
The CD-ROM holds the complete suite of Biodiversity Consortium programmes.
Uses
1st-year biological sciences.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
biodiversity; biology teaching; computer-assisted learning; evolution; origins of life; Teaching & Learning Technology Programme

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM

Distributor

Name

University of Leeds, Department of Pure and Applied Biology

Email
pabÛmjtw@lucs-mac.novell.leeds.ac.uk
Phone
0113 233 2862
Fax
0113 233 2862
Address
Leeds
LS2 9JT
Notes
contact: Mike Williams
Name

University of Nottingham, Department of Life Science

Phone
0115 951 3196
Fax
URL: http://ibis.nott.ac.uk
Address
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
Notes
contact: Dr Peter Davies

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