An unique CD of life-science. Evolution’s road from “no-life” to life - stellar, chemical and organic evolution. Temporal course of evolution. Formation of celestial bodies and rise of chemical elements. Apparition of prokaryotes. Abiotic synthesis of amino acids, oligopeptids, polypeptides, purine and pyrimidine bases and nucleic acid sequences. Polynucleotid aggregates. Evolutionary stages of metabolism: fermenting, breathing, photosynthesizing prokaryotes. Primordial soup. Hypercycle according to EIGEN. Precambrian evidences of life. Evolution from prokaryotes to the plant and animal kingdoms. Spontaneous generation theories and findings. Phylogenetic schema for the five organic phyla. Endosymbiont hypothesis. Rise of multicellular organisms. Theory of gastraea, notoreunalia-gastroneuralia and coelom. Conquest of land. The saurians. Geological times. The “geologic clock”. Foundations, mechanisms and course of the evolution of the plant and animal kingdoms. Evolutionary pointers. Morphological homologies. Bridging species. The Archaeopteryx. Evolution in terms of geography, ontogeny, biochemistry, and animal behavior. Parallel evolution. Biogenetic law according to HAECKEL. The theories of Lamarck and Darwin. Natural selection and selection induced by man. Isolation. Gene shift. Adaptive radiation. Continental drift. Principles of speciation. Ontogenic spirals. Genetic landscape. Cultural development of man, evolution of languages. Tables of geologic formations. Recreation of prehistoric landscapes.
Containing 513 pictures and text.
Computer and processor: 500-megahertz x86 or x64 processor
Operating system: Windows 95 and above
RAM: 16 MB RAM
Display: 1024 x 768 pixels
Can also run on PowerMac G4 and above with the help of emulation software.