Monday, 25 January 2010

Produced by Claire L. Evans for Darwin 200
By condensing 4.6 billion years of history into 60 seconds, the video is a self-contained timepiece. Like a specialized clock, it gives a sense of perspective. Everything — from the formation of the Earth, to the Cambrian Explosion, to the evolution of mice and squirrels — is proportionate to everything else, displaying humankind as a blip, almost indiscernible in the layered course of history.
We have added this video to the 'extension' ideas of our Earthlearningidea 'A time-line in your own backyard'

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