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Evolution Collection

"Evolution: A Journey Through Time and Space" Embark on a captivating voyage through the realms of evolution

Background imageEvolution Collection: Hubble Space Telescope view of nebula NGC 604

Hubble Space Telescope view of nebula NGC 604
Nebula in galaxy M33. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image showing clouds of gas in the nebula NGC 604. This nebula is a region of intensive star formation

Background imageEvolution Collection: Orion nebula

Orion nebula. Coloured composite infrared and visible light image of the Orion nebula M42. This emission nebula, a cloud of gas and dust in which starbirth takes place

Background imageEvolution Collection: Fossil Bird Archaeopteryx Cast - Original specimen in Berlin-Germany - Known as 'the first bird'

Fossil Bird Archaeopteryx Cast - Original specimen in Berlin-Germany - Known as "the first bird" with both
CAN-2452 Fossil Bird Archaeopteryx Cast - Original specimen in Berlin - Germany Known as "the first bird" with both dinosaurian

Background imageEvolution Collection: Pillars of Creation

Pillars of Creation, combined Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope image. These towering columns are formed of interstellar hydrogen gas and dust

Background imageEvolution Collection: Gas pillars in the Eagle Nebula

Gas pillars in the Eagle Nebula. Hubble Space Telescope image showing dark pillars of dense molecular hydrogen and dust in the Eagle Nebula (M16)

Background imageEvolution Collection: Geological Strata 19C

Geological Strata 19C
A schematic representation of geology and palaeontology

Background imageEvolution Collection: Stages in human evolution

Stages in human evolution
Human evolution. Illustration showing stages in the evolution of humans. At left, proconsul (23-15 million years ago) is depicted hypothetically as an African ape with both primitive

Background imageEvolution Collection: Orion nebula (M42)

Orion nebula (M42), optical image. This is a huge starbirth region, where gas is coalescing to form new stars. Radiation from the hot young stars ionises the gases in the nebula

Background imageEvolution Collection: Hominid crania

Hominid crania
L to R: Australopithecus africanus; Homo rudolfensis; H.erectus; H. heildebergensis; H. neanderthalensis and H. sapiens. Arranged in chronological order these specimens (casts)

Background imageEvolution Collection: Archaeopteryx, fossil bird, Jurassic

Archaeopteryx, fossil bird, Jurassic
PM-9858 Archaeopteryx, fossil bird Jurassic Archaeopteryx Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageEvolution Collection: Fossils from the palaeozoic era

Fossils from the palaeozoic era
Life forms of the palaeozoic era (for identification of individual items, refer to the book page 13-14)

Background imageEvolution Collection: Science / Evolution

Science / Evolution
From the simple cell to the giraffe, via the mammoth and the pterodactyl

Background imageEvolution Collection: Charles Darwin in his evolutionary tree

Charles Darwin in his evolutionary tree. Caricature of the British naturalist Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) sitting in his evolutionary tree

Background imageEvolution Collection: Charles Darwin, British naturalist

Charles Darwin, British naturalist
Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist. Darwin had briefly studied medicine and then trained in the clergy, but his interest was in natural history

Background imageEvolution Collection: 1859 First Edition Origin of Species

1859 First Edition Origin of Species
Copy of the first edition " On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin (1859) together with a Cabinet photograph of Darwin and some other Darwin related books

Background imageEvolution Collection: Eagle Nebula

Eagle Nebula. Optical image of the Eagle Nebula (M16, NGC 6611). This is an emission nebula, a cloud of gas that glows as the hydrogen gas it contains is ionised by radiation from the hot young stars

Background imageEvolution Collection: Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece

Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece
Cartoon of an Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece, in the Ballad of the Ichthyosaurus

Background imageEvolution Collection: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin
CHARLES DARWIN satire : Man is but a worm

Background imageEvolution Collection: Diagram showing the spectral class and luminosity of stars

Diagram showing the spectral class and luminosity of stars. The diagram was named The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, or the H-R diagram for short

Background imageEvolution Collection: Awful Changes

Awful Changes
A cartoon, published in 1830, 28 years before Darwins Origin Of Species, lampooning theories of evolution. Entitled Awful Changes, it depicts an Ichthyosaurus giving a lecture on a human skull

Background imageEvolution Collection: Horsehead Nebula

Horsehead Nebula. Optical image of Barnard 33 (the Horsehead Nebula), 1600 light years away in the constellation of Orion. North is at left

Background imageEvolution Collection: Charles Darwin, British naturalist

Charles Darwin, British naturalist
Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist. Animals are shown bursting through the side of Darwins head. This could represent Darwins theories of evolution and natural selection

Background imageEvolution Collection: A rare British broadsheet illustration with contemporary hand colouring

A rare British broadsheet illustration with contemporary hand colouring, drawn and engraved by John Emslie and published by James Reynolds in 1849

Background imageEvolution Collection: Australopithecus and the Rhodesian Man

Australopithecus and the Rhodesian Man
Reconstructed: Australopithecus and the Rhodesian Man. Links in the chain of human evolution: Australopithecus Africanus (3 ft high on the left), representing the Taungs skull

Background imageEvolution Collection: Mauritian Dodo (Raphus cucullatus), compact bird with curved, brown bill and brown feet, side view

Mauritian Dodo (Raphus cucullatus), compact bird with curved, brown bill and brown feet, side view

Background imageEvolution Collection: Illustration of evolution of the horse

Illustration of evolution of the horse

Background imageEvolution Collection: COMPARATIVE EMBRYOLOGY. Chart showing comparative embryology from a fish to a man

COMPARATIVE EMBRYOLOGY. Chart showing comparative embryology from a fish to a man, made by the Department of Comparative and Human Anatomy at the American Museum of Natural History, 1932

Background imageEvolution Collection: Mammoth

Mammoth. Artists impression of a herd of mammoths (Mammuthus sp.). The mammoth was a large mammal adapted to the cold conditions of the Pleistocene Ice Age of some 2 million years ago

Background imageEvolution Collection: 1874 Monkey Darwin cartoon by Faustin

1874 Monkey Darwin cartoon by Faustin
" Prof. Darwin" coloured lithograph by Faustin Betbeder, with original Shakespeare quotes in text below. Front page of the " Figaro" paper N

Background imageEvolution Collection: 1863 Huxley from Ape to Man evolution

1863 Huxley from Ape to Man evolution
Ordered series of primate skeletons. The Frontis engraving by Waterhouse Hawkins from the first edition of Huxleys 1863 " Evidences as to Mans Place in Nature"

Background imageEvolution Collection: Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evolution

Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evolution

Background imageEvolution Collection: Charles Darwin with a lookalike ape

Charles Darwin with a lookalike ape
Charles Darwin holding up a hand mirror to an ape, showing how alike the pair of them are

Background imageEvolution Collection: Illustration of Australopithecus, Homo habilis and Homo sapiens skulls

Illustration of Australopithecus, Homo habilis and Homo sapiens skulls

Background imageEvolution Collection: Biodiversity Color Wheel

Biodiversity Color Wheel

Background imageEvolution Collection: Angraecum sesquipedale, Madagascan orchid

Angraecum sesquipedale, Madagascan orchid
This species of orchid was used by Darwin to prove his theories of evolution. Illustration from The British Museum (Natural History) by Peter Whitehead and Colin Keates, 1981

Background imageEvolution Collection: Primate skulls

Primate skulls. Coloured x-rays of the skulls of a gorilla (Gorilla gorilla, left), chimpanzee (Pan trogoldytes, centre) and human (Homo sapien, left)

Background imageEvolution Collection: Leptictidium

Leptictidium. Artists impression of the extinct mammal Leptictidium. Fossil evidence of their skeleton revealed that Leptictids had small front legs

Background imageEvolution Collection: Artwork of the stages in human evolution

Artwork of the stages in human evolution
Human evolution. Illustration showing stages in the evolution of humans. At left, proconsul (23-15 million years ago) is depicted hypothetically as an African ape with both primitive

Background imageEvolution Collection: 1881 Charles Darwin Portrait aftr Collier

1881 Charles Darwin Portrait aftr Collier
1881 Charles Robert Darwin ( 12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882) English Naturalist and author of the Origin of Species. 1922 Hand coloured portrait aquatint of Darwin by G

Background imageEvolution Collection: Universe timeline, artwork

Universe timeline, artwork
Big Bang and Evolution of Galaxies - The observable Universe is about 84 billion light years across. According to the standard view of cosmolog

Background imageEvolution Collection: Universe timeline, artwork

Universe timeline, artwork
Big Bang and Evolution of Galaxies - The observable Universe is about 84 billion light years across. According to the standard view of cosmolog

Background imageEvolution Collection: Richard Dawkins, British science writer

Richard Dawkins, British science writer
Richard Dawkins. Caricature of the British ethnologist, evolutionary biologist and controversial author Richard Dawkins (born 1941) holding one of his books

Background imageEvolution Collection: 1863 Huxley from Ape to Man, age-toned

1863 Huxley from Ape to Man, age-toned
Ordered series of primate skeletons. The Frontis engraving by Waterhouse Hawkins from the first edition of Huxleys 1863 " Evidences as to Mans Place in Nature"

Background imageEvolution Collection: Modern Neanderthal, conceptual image

Modern Neanderthal, conceptual image. Computer artwork representing what a Neanderthal might have looked like today had the species survived

Background imageEvolution Collection: NEANDERTHAL MAN. First reconstruction of a Neanderthal man, from the La Chapelle-aux-Saints

NEANDERTHAL MAN. First reconstruction of a Neanderthal man, from the La Chapelle-aux-Saints Neanderthal skeleton, discovered in France in 1908

Background imageEvolution Collection: Two skeletons, human and gorilla

Two skeletons, human and gorilla
A human skeleton compared with that of a gorilla

Background imageEvolution Collection: Neanderthal Mankind By H. H. Johnston. From The Book The Outline Of History Volume 1 By H. G

Neanderthal Mankind By H. H. Johnston. From The Book The Outline Of History Volume 1 By H. G. Wells, Published 1920
Neanderthal Mankind By H.H.Johnston. From The Book The Outline Of History Volume 1 By H.G.Wells, Published 1920

Background imageEvolution Collection: Helix nebula, HST image

Helix nebula, HST image
Helix Nebula. Hubble Space Telescope image of the Helix planetary nebula (NGC 7293). This comprises shells of gas cast off a Sun-like star near the end of its life



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"Evolution: A Journey Through Time and Space" Embark on a captivating voyage through the realms of evolution, where the wonders of our universe intertwine with the intricate tapestry of life. From distant galaxies to ancient fossils, witness the ever-unfolding story that has shaped our world. Gaze upon the mesmerizing Hubble Space Telescope view of nebula NGC 604, a celestial masterpiece born from stellar explosions. Marvel at the ethereal beauty of Orion Nebula, where stars are born amidst swirling cosmic clouds. Behold the iconic Pillars of Creation, towering structures sculpted by celestial forces in an ongoing dance between creation and destruction. Venture deeper into Earth's history as you encounter geological strata dating back to the 19th century. These layers reveal secrets locked within rocks, whispering tales of ancient landscapes and changing climates. Explore hominid crania that offer glimpses into our own evolutionary journey – a testament to how we have evolved over millions of years. Discover Archaeopteryx, known as "the first bird, " bridging two worlds with its dinosaurian and avian features. This fossilized marvel stands as a potential missing link between dinosaurs and birds—a pivotal piece in understanding our shared ancestry. Delve even further back in time as you uncover fossils from the Paleozoic era—ancient remnants that provide insight into prehistoric marine life forms which once roamed primordial oceans. Witness stages in human evolution unfold before your eyes—an extraordinary transformation spanning countless generations. From primitive ancestors to modern Homo sapiens, trace humanity's remarkable journey towards complexity and consciousness. In this grand symphony orchestrated by nature itself, observe Charles Darwin—the visionary British naturalist who unraveled many mysteries surrounding evolution through his groundbreaking work. His tireless pursuit for knowledge forever changed our understanding of life's interconnectedness.