Learn Through Videos: Evolution

This is a collection of links to educational videos related to evolution, which are made for a general audience. The videos listed in this collection include lectures and documentary films telling the scientific story of evolution. They discuss the evolution of life on Earth and in the universe. They trace Earth's geologic evolution and explore the catastrophic events that shaped planet Earth. They discuss the theory of evolution by natural selection, as well as tell the story about the lives and works of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. They explain the evolutionary origins of a particular trait of living creatures such as eyes, size and skin. They explore the specialized strategies and extreme behavior that living things have developed in order to survive. And also they tell the story of human evolution from Australopithecus afarensis to Homo sapiens and look at the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world.

Domestication and Human Evolution
The domestication of other species has played an undeniably central role in the evolution of modern humans, and in our planetary dominance and success.

Dogs That Changed the World
This explores the 15,000-year-old relationship between dogs and humans and the evolution of wolves into the wide variety of dogs we know today.

And Man Created Dog
This is a National Geographic documentary that explores the genetic journey from wolf to dog.

Dogs Decoded
This reveals the science behind the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs and investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of dogs.

How to Grow a Planet
This is a three part BBC documentary series presented by Iain Stewart, revealing how plants have driven the greatest changes to the Earth.

The Botany of Desire
This takes us on an eye-opening exploration of our relationship with the plant world - seen from the plants' point of view.

First Flower
In a story blooming with beauty and scientific mystery, this program explores the incredible truth that lies behind the ravishing flowers we so love to behold.

Did Cooking Make Us Human?
This is a BBC Horizon documentary which asks whether eating cooked food prompted changes that helped humanity evolve.

How to Build a Dinosaur
This is a BBC documentary presented by Dr. Alice Roberts, finding out how the experts put dinosaur skeletons back together.

The Four-Winged Dinosaur
This film investigates the most bizarre of these feathered dinosaurs, which has rekindled a fierce, decades-long debate over the origin of bird flight.

Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough
Sir David Attenborough sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane.

Ice Age Giants
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Alice Roberts, journeying 40,000 years back in time on the trail of the great beasts of the Ice Age.

Woolly Mammoth: Secrets from the Ice
This is a BBC nature documentary presented by Prof. Alice Roberts, revealing the natural history of the most famous of Ice Age animals - the woolly mammoth.

Animal Weapons
In the animal kingdom, weapons are not about destruction, but about survival. Animals use their weapons not only to catch prey but also to defend themselves against predators.

Predators: Killing for a Living
This is a BBC nature documentary series hosted by Anthony Hopkins and John Shrapnel, exploring how animals have developed their own ways to capture prey to survive in nature.

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