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A breath-taking flagship app produced in partnership with the Natural History Museum that allows you to take a journey through more than 600 million years of life on Earth. Starting from the first signs of ancient life in Strelley Pool, Western Australia, swipe, pinch and tap the illustrated Timeband to explore at your own speed and find out more about 100 key fossil sites and over 800 creatures and plants that lived there.
The Timeband illustration comprises 100 exquisite, inter-connected artworks that took more than two years to create.
* a dynamic Timeglobe based on a unique data-set, showing how Earth’s tectonic plates have reconfigured through time for every fossil site
* a complete Timeline, with text and audio commentaries for every eon, era and period
* a spell-binding Exhibition of 34 iconic fossils
* 17 individual multi-media treatments explaining the great Events of Earth’s evolutionary past, including snowball glaciations and mass extinctions
* many pinch and expand 360-degree rotations of significant fossils
* pinch and expand, full-frame hi-res views for all 570 images
* 10 tutorial videos from some of the Museum’s leading experts
* A Library of reference materials including 38 biographies of the pioneers of evolutionary theory
A truly compelling, interactive learning tool that brings the amazing facts of evolutionary history to life.
Written (and often spoken) by internationally-acclaimed science writer Douglas Palmer, with support and contributions from the scientists of the world-renowned Natural History Museum, London, NHM Evolution uses state-of-the-art technology to bring you the complete story of our evolving world.
What's New in Version 1.2
Now upgraded and updated with:
• Introductory animation sequence
• More Retina resources
• Timeband illustration as default homescreen
• Timeband illustration updates
• Revised button styling throughout
• Improved Timeband illustration panning
• Improved Timeglobe operation
• Additional audio to explain geological periods
• Bug fixes
• More easily-accessible user information
More than brilliant
This extraordinary app seems to be a complete overview of evolutionary history with numerous drop-downs and recordings explaining the exquisite graphics. That said, the range of topics is like having five coordinated apps in a single app. Biological and botanical development, geological and tectonic transformations, fossil records and the sites from which the fossils were found, are all explained in a language easy for any lay person and curious child to understand. The variety of explanatory techniques provide information at a variety of levels of sophistication and of active or passive ways of taking in information. Simply, an extraordinary app.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Aug 09, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 814 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Authored Apps Limited
- © Authored Apps Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.