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    Climate TimeLine Information Tool
  Climate TimeLine Information Tool
Exploring Weather & Climate Change Through the Powers of 10. Weather and climate are always in flux, always changing. At times the changes can be sudden and dramatic, while on other occasions the changes are subtle and occur over l...
 
    Walking with Dinosaurs
  Walking with Dinosaurs
BBC Online : A multimedia tour of prehistoric life. Find out what the earth was like 65-220 million years ago. Discover the planet, the plants and the dinosaurs....
 
    The Human Origins
  The Human Origins
Human evolution is the lengthy process of change by which people originated from apelike ancestors. Scientific evidence shows that the physical and behavioral traits shared by all people originated from apelike ancestors and evolved over a period of...
 
    The Human Evolution
  The Human Evolution
Australopithecus afarensis is an extinct hominid that lived between 3.9 and 2.9 million years ago. A. afarensis was slenderly built, like the younger Australopithecus africanus. It is thought that A. afarensis was more closely related to the genus Ho...
 
    Lucy, Australopithecus, Found 1974
  Lucy, Australopithecus, Found 1974
Lucy is the common name of AL 288-1, the 40% complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton discovered on November 30, 1974 by the International Afar Research Expedition (IARE; director: Maurice Taieb, co-directors: Donald Johanson and Yves Coppens) in...
 
    Neanderthal
  Neanderthal
The Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) or Neandertal was a species of the Homo genus that inhabited Europe and parts of western Asia. The first proto-Neanderthal traits appear in Europe as early as 350,000 years ago. By 130,000 years ago, full blown...
 
    Environmental History Timeline
  Environmental History Timeline
Following conversations with other environmental historians. Long before Silent Spring, centuries before Greenpeace activists defied whalers' harpoons, many thousands of "green crusaders" tried to stop pollution, promote public health and preserve wi...
 
    Gardening History Timeline
  Gardening History Timeline
Gardening from Ancient Times to the Twentieth Century...
 
    Eruption of Thera, Santorini
  Eruption of Thera, Santorini
Thera, or the modern island of Santorini, located sixty-nine miles north of the island of Crete in the Aegean Sea, was devastated by a volcanic eruption sometime in the 15th century BC. The eruption was one the the most powerful in the past 10,000 ye...
 
    Pompeii and Herculaneum Ruined
  Pompeii and Herculaneum Ruined
Pompeii is a ruined and partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, its sister city, Pompeii was destroyed, and completely buried, during a l...
 
    Guillaume Rondelet, Professor Medicine
  Guillaume Rondelet, Professor Medicine
Guillaume Rondelet was professor of medicine at the University of Montpellier in southern France and Chancellor of the Medical Faculty from 1560. Famed as a teacher, Rondelet was also the author of a book Libri de Piscibus Marinis on the natural hist...
 
    Carolus Clusius, Botanist
  Carolus Clusius, Botanist
Carolus Clusius was a Flemish doctor and pioneering botanist, perhaps the most influential of all 16th century scientific horticulturists. In 1573 he was appointed prefect of the imperial medical garden in Vienna by Maximilian II and made Gentleman o...
 
    Visboek, Adriaen Coenensz
  Visboek, Adriaen Coenensz
In 1577 begint op de leeftijd van 63 jaar de Scheveninger Adriaen Coenensz aan zijn Visboek. In drie jaar tijd verzamelt hij daarin allerlei wetenswaardigheden over de zee, de kusten en kustwateren, de visgronden en de zeedieren. Hij schrijft er met...
 
    Jan Swammerdam, Dutch Naturalist
  Jan Swammerdam, Dutch Naturalist
Swammerdam was a seventeenth century Dutch microscopist and naturalist who is most famous for his microscopic observations and descriptions of insect development that were published posthumously as The Bible of Nature, but is more often referred to a...
 
    Nicolaes Witsen, Mayor Amsterdam
  Nicolaes Witsen, Mayor Amsterdam
Nicolaas or Nicolaes Witsen was mayor of Amsterdam thirteen times, between 1682-1706. In 1693 he became administrator of the VOC. In 1689 he was extraordinary-ambassador to the English court, and became Fellow of the Royal Society. In his free time h...
 
         
         


 
 
         
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