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  1. Evolution on Hawaii (1992 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology; Geology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 29 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    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...

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  2. Horses for Courses: An Evolutionary Radiation (1992 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    The story of the horse from 50 million years ago to the present time. Shows fossil horses and examines the evolution of the features we see in the modern horse. Examines the anatomical changes which led to...

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  3. Human Factor in Evolution, The (1992 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 30 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    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...

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  4. Sexual Selection and Speciation: Behaviour Studies on Hawaiian Picture Wings and Their Potential in a Med Fly Eradication Program (1992 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 40 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Discusses the factors for new species formation, using as the example the Hawaiian ‘Drosophila’, the so-called ‘picture-wings’. Considers the biological control of the Mediterranean fruit fly in...

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  5. Sexual Selection: Why Do Peacocks Have Elaborate Trains? (1992 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Shows a feral population of peafowl filmed at Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire, and a wild population at two tiger reserves in Rajasthan in Northern India. The courtship behaviour of peacock and peahen is shown...

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  6. Silversword Alliance, The: The Remarkable Evolution of Plants in an Island Setting (1992 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 40 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Discusses the adaptive radiation of genetically very close species of plants classified into three genera, ‘Argyroxiphium’, ‘Dubautia’ and ‘Wilkesia’, known as the Silversword Alliance. Shows...

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  7. Biological Barriers (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Rissa de la Paz
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Dr Barbara Pearse from the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge describes her discovery of the protein clathrin, which plays an important role in this process. Other proteins, called receptors,...

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  8. Body Plans (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Rissa de la Paz
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Sea urchins and snails, worms and whales, crabs and crayfish - the ocean seethes with a wealth of animal forms. Can we tease any underlying patterns from this immense diversity? This programme looks at a...

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  9. Drosophila: Biology and Behaviour of Hawaiian Picture Wings (1991 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    The biology and behaviour of Hawaiian ‘Drosophila’, - the so-called ‘picture-wings’ - showing the life cycle and male-male and male-female interactions. Discusses a natural fungicide that is a...

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  10. Flowering (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Andrew Crilly
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at the causes of flowering, examining factors such as day length and night length. Shows how this information is used by commercial growers of chrysanthemums. Also discusses crops such as celery where...

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