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Six films on genetic material, and the evolution and development of the earth and some of its life-form. DNA: Some of the main concepts surrounding the DNA molecule: how it transmits characteristics from parent to child; what its code is; and how mutations occur (10 min. 40 sec.). Five Billion Years: Five billion years of evolution in North America in just seven minutes (7 min. 7 sec.).This Was the Beginning, Part 1: The Invertebrates: From single-cell algae to more complex crustaceans and insects, this film follows the evolution of underwater life (12 min. 53 sec.). This Was the Beginning, Part 2: The Vertebrates: The origins of reptiles, birds and mammals are explained (10 min. 58 sec.). Journey Through Time: The Human Story: Fifty million years of human evolution are telescoped with great immediacy and drama in this animated film (10 min. 30 sec.).The Embryonic Development of Fish: The growth of a zebra fish embryo from fertilization to hatching is shown through microscopic photography (27 min. 38 sec.). Evolution: This animated film takes some liberties with Darwin's theories as it follows the evolution of some widly imaginary species (10 min. 21 sec.).

1987, 91 min 06 s

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