Monthly Archives: October 2018

Part II of The Evolution of Reptiles; early mammals (October 29 – November 2)

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, emphasizing pterosaurs. Remember that we have no classes on November 5 and 7 because … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park, etc.: The Evolution of Reptiles (October 22-26)

This week we return to those wonderful reptiles, finally covering the dinosaurs. As you may imagine, the Web is rich in sites about these beasts. Some of these pages are excellent, some are horrible, most are tolerable (and long). The … Continue reading

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Plate Tectonics (October 15-19)

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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