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"Join hosts Hank Green, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. from the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era -- the so-called """"Age of Dinosaurs"""" -- right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age."
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Published in 2013
Earth has shaped human evolution and now humans are shaping Earth. We will see how geologic and climatic changes have shaped human development, even sparked human migration around the globe as ice sheets advanced and retreated. Humans have become a force of nature in themselves, but is it a mistake...
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Follow along with host Kirk Johnson as he explores the layers of rock that make up the Grand Canyon, in this video from NOVA: Making North America: Origins. Many geologists think that the Grand Canyon is the best place in the world. Its exposed rock layers allow them to see hundreds of millions of...
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By XKCD
This small infographic shows the thickness of see ice up against famous city skylines. Notice how much bigger the ice sheets are than the cities!
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Palaeocast, funded in part by the Paleontological Society, is a free web series exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on earth.
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Published in 2016
Transport yourself to Rocky Mountain National Park, with all its sights and sounds, in this immersive geology lesson.
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Published in 2016
We use the yard lines to map out our planet's past (and humanity's tiny moment in it).
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Published in 1996
These animations were produced for the Smithsonian Institution's HoloGlobe Exhibit which opened to the public on August 10, 1996 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The various data sets show progressive global change mapped onto a rotating globe and projected into space to create a...
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The animation clips and other geo-educational items described below, are available for viewing, including: global tectonics; ice age Earth and sea level changes; regional plate tectonics, global view; NE Pacific and W North America: plate tectonic and geologic histories; geologic history of the...
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The breakup of a supercontinent into several smaller continents explains the distribution of fossil and geologic evidence.
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Multiple virtual field trips on earth and life sciences can be chosen. Each field trip focuses on a certain aspect of science, as well as a place. For example, one field trip focuses on the Dresser Formation (earliest record of life) in Australia. Each field trip has a still image of that...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
North America didn't always have its familiar shape, nor its famed mountains, canyons, and plains: all of that was once contained in an unrecognizable mass, buried deep in Rodinia, a huge supercontinent that lay on the surface of the Earth. Peter J. Haproff explains how it took millions of years and...
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By Esri UK
This storymap provides pictures, maps, information, and more about the British Isles through time. Read about its formation and early history, and see how it has changed over time.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
About 66 million years ago, a terrible extinction event wiped out the dinosaurs. But it wasn't the only event of this kind -- extinctions of various severity have ocurred throughout the Earth's history -- and are still happening all around us today. Borths, D'Emic, ad Pritchard give a quick history...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
The Earth is 4.6 billion years old -- but how can humans relate to a number so colossal, and where do we fit on the geologic timeline? Comparing the Earth's lifetime to one calendar year, events like the extinction of dinosaurs and Columbus setting sail took place relatively recently. Joshua M....
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The record of life on Earth stretches over 3 billion years. Deep time and Earth history are keys to understanding the present. The record of life on Earth stretches over 3 billion years, with evidence ranging from chemical signatures in rocks and ancient biological molecules to fossils of colossal...
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Animations about our planet, Earth. Part I: Our Island in Space, Part II: Earth Materials, Part III: Tectonic Activity of a Dynamic Planet, Part IV: History Before History, Part V: Earth Resources, and Part VI: Processes and problems at the Earth's Surface.
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By TEDx
Published in 2016
While studying sediments on the ocean floor to trace the history of the earth, Ali noticed tiny creatures were re-shuffling small sediments of earth, changing its order. What are the implications of this discovery? Find out in this informative talk. Ali earned his Master's degree from the University...
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Published in 2015
"This short video tells the """"""""story behind the scenery"""""""" covering both the geology and geoheritage , how the midcontinental rift gave rise to Lake Superior that is the basis of the area's water-based history and economy, the copper deposits that shaped the region's settlement and growth,...
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