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The Origins of Darwin's Theory [electronic resource]

FremantleMedia
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Sir Andrew Huxley-grandson of Darwin's great defender, Thomas Huxley-describes Darwin's motivations, discoveries, and search for a logical theory to explain his observations of both geological and biological evidence in South America, focusing on Darwin's importance as the first to present strong, scientific evidence for descent with modification and to posit a plausible mechanism for its occurrence, namely natural selection.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
26 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 02, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
The Evolution of Darwin
Evolution of Darwin
Contents
  • Darwin and Thomas Huxley (1:14)
  • Sir Andrew Huxley's Lecture on Darwin (1:08)
  • Darwin's Evidence for Evolution (1:04)
  • Darwin's Concept of Natural Selection (0:50)
  • Moth Species on Display (0:59)
  • Natural Selection in Moths (1:22)
  • Classification for Animals (1:08)
  • Evolution and Speculation (1:23)
  • Darwin's Voyage on the "Beagle" (0:54)
  • Darwin's Observations (1:25)
  • Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Islands (1:09)
  • Galapagos Finches (1:50)
  • Darwin's Theory of Evolution (1:03)
  • Darwin's Unpublished Observations (1:22)
  • Darwin's Naturalistic Studies (0:53)
  • Another Theory of Natural Selection (1:09)
  • "Origin of Species" Published (1:02)
  • Avoidance of Evolution of Mankind (1:14)
  • Bishop of Oxford vs. Darwin (0:57)
  • Thomas Huxley and Darwinian View (1:25)
  • Importance of Darwin's Work (1:08)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c1992.
Publisher no.
  • 3344s Films Media Group
  • 3345 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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