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Are we still evolving? [electronic resource] / BBC Worldwide Ltd
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2011
Location Call Number Status
 Web  GN281 .A7411 2011    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Biodiversity
Heredity, Human
Human beings -- Origin
Human evolution
Human genetics
Physical anthropology
Physical Description 1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Note Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 19, 2011
Title from distributor's description
Contents Overview of Human Evolution (1:53) -- Human Beings: Newcomers on the Evolutionary Tree of Life (2:44) -- Evolution in Action (3:56) -- Human Species (1:51) -- Ancient Human Bones (3:57) -- Evolution by Natural Selection (6:50) -- Human Genome and Evolution (5:53) -- Disease and Evolution (8:46) -- New Approach to Human Evolution (5:59) -- Genetic Future/Genetic Evolution (6:27) -- Extinction or Adaptation (2:32) -- Credits: 'Are We Still Evolving?' (0:43)
Restrictions on Access Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Summary Assume, for the sake of argument, that our species has created everything it needs-all the comfort and protection that technology can provide. Does that mean our biological evolution has come to an end? Not necessarily, says anatomist and anthropologist Alice Roberts. In fact, technology may be driving human evolution, and at breakneck speed. Dr. Roberts meets scientists who are detecting and analyzing recent changes in the human genome and visits other researchers who have been able to, in effect, alter the development of some plant and animal species. In addition, the program examines the highly significant role of disease in evolution and the possibility that humanity could evolve into two distinct species
Interest Grade Level 10 & up
Note - System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: FOD playback platform
Language Closed-captioned
Alternate Author BBC Worldwide Ltd
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group

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