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Evolution on Hawaii

Synopsis
Introduces the geological history of Hawaii and shows how the volcanic environment and climate have produced many different kinds of habitat. Illustrates how species got to the islands and how they became established. An example is the caterpillar of the geometrid moth which has become an insect predator. Also considers species definition, the extinction of island endemics and various conservation issues. Shows ohia, limpets, snails, crows, and geese.
Series
Evolution, Course S365
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 29 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
Sale; 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Biology; Geology
Keywords
birds; ecosystems; evolution; Hawaii; moths; volcanoes

Credits

Producer
David Jackson

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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