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the fossil record, selected for you by a professional geologist. With
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Origin of the Species ***** (1)
The book by Charles Darwin online. A must for those interested in the
The Tree of Life
This major project attempts to link information about the diversity of
organisms on Earth, their history and characteristics together in the
form of an evolutionary tree. It includes explanations and alternative
to Phylogeny **** (3)
Superb educational site which summarises history and diversity of life
on Earth with text, tables and images.
The evolution of the theory of evolution! Includes early Dinosaur discoveries.
Evolution Website *** (5)
Short summaries of Darwin and his legacy, plus life on Earth and extinction
The Cambrian Explosion
of Life on Earth *** (6)
Excellent text and images, with a discussion of evolution in relation
to the explosion of life in the Cambrian. From Thinkquest.
of Animal Life *** (7)
Travel 3 billion years into the past and follow the evolution of the earliest
life on Earth. Data from the Pre-Cambrian rocks of Canada. Excellent images
history of Palaeozoic Forests *** (8)
The earliest, plants, trees and forests and how they evolved in the Palaeozoic.
With good images, references and links.
rich atmosphere... ** (9)
A brief account of the oxygen-rich atmosphere of our ancient world may
have resulted in the evolution of gigantic insects.
The Talk Origins
The creation/evolution debate appears to be alive and kicking in the USA
over a century after Darwin. Hugely important educational site with links
and bibliography to both sides of the debate. Are the fundamentals of
science strong enough to resist this attack? Assess for yourself.
Evolution ** (11)
Good link site for general evolutionary principles.
Link site on general evolution, human evolution, palaeontology and primatology.
Other sites of interest
Everywhere * * (13)
A provocative summary of some possible (?) origins of life.