Monthly Archives: October 2017

Part II of The Evolution of Reptiles (October 30 – November 3)

This week we will continue with dinosaurs, so please see the links and prose from last week. We will then explore the development of flying vertebrates, including pterosaurs and the evolution of birds (“avian dinosaurs”). Your second test will be … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park, etc.: The Evolution of Reptiles (October 27)

Remember that there are NO classes or review sessions on October 23 and 25, so this post is an advance welcome back! First some program notes. The review session this week is on Friday, October 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in our … Continue reading

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Plate Tectonics (October 16-20)

Our primary topic this week is the Theory of Plate Tectonics, with an emphasis on how the dynamic Earth has affected the evolution of life. We can start with this beautiful world map, showing continents, mountains, ridges, transform faults and … Continue reading

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