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  • Australopithecus Species
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    Australopithecus By: Chris Stewart Date: December 15th 1996 Biology There are many types of the hominid called australopithecus, which means southern apes. These were small ape-like creatures (with a height between 107 cm and 152 cm) that showed evidence of walking upright. It is difficult to tell whether these begins are 'humans' or 'apes'. Many of their characteristics are split between humans and apes. The many species of australopithecus include A. (australopithecus), A. anamnesis, A., A. af...
  • Two Billion Years Of Earths History
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    Thread of Life By: Roger Lewin This book covers the patterns of evolution and how each species and time era had an effect on Earth's history. It covers the world from the beginning to the present times telling us all that has happened in between. The book begins by introducing us to geology and how it is used in telling time and finding fossils. The Grand Canyon is a good place to begin because it is the worlds greatest geological gash. Sediment was deposited here layer upon layer and eventually...
  • Palmer's Essay
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    Human beings. We are an exclusive species. Humans are able to achieve abstract thought, while most of the creatures in the animal king don have an attention span of only minutes. We are able to extract the purest elements from the most barren lands. We are also able to destroy the fragile biodiversity that has taken the earth millions of years to create. Should humankind, however, be punished for pushing so many different species into extinction by becoming extinct itself? In Thomas Palmer's ess...
  • Sudden Extinctions At The K T Boundary
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    ABSTRACT Several mass extinctions have occurred during the Earth's history. The Cretaceous - Tertiary Boundary (K-T) Extinction caused the loss of at least three-quarters of all species known at that time including the dinosaurs. The cause of this mass extinction is a controversial subject among scientists but the fossil evidence of it's occurrence is abundant. INTRODUCTION The K-T Extinction occurred 65 million years ago. Many species perished in that extinction. Today evidence for this extinct...
  • Anaximander's View Of The Earth
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    Anaximander was a Greek philosopher of Miletus, born 611 BCE., and hence a younger contemporary of Thales and Pherecydes. He lived at the court of Polycrates of Samos, and died 547. He wrote a prose work in the Ionic dialect of which on fragment survives. Anaximander thought it unnecessary to fix upon air, water, or fire as the original and primary form of body. He preferred to represent it simply as a boundless something from which all things arise and to which they all return again. He was str...
  • Animal Species On The Galapagos
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    Biology came of age on November 24, 1859, the day Charles Darwin published On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. His book presented the first convincing case for evolution and led the way in the emergence of biology from a bewildering chaos of facts into a cohesive science. In biology, evolution refers to all the changes that have transformed life on Earth from its earliest beginnings to the seemingly infinite diversity that characterizes it today. Darwin addressed the sweeping...

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