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Explore our shared home and get to know the species you're sharing it with.
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Studying Darwin

Please note that this is not a course containing teaching materials. It collates links to a variety of courses and other resources about natural selection, its relevance to different environments and animal species, and the theory's influence on future scientists, psychologists and philosophers. It will be of interest to anyone wishing to study ...

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1 hr
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Evolution through natural selection

In this free course, Evolution through natural selection, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. We will look at natural selection as Darwin ...

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4 hrs
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Neighbourhood nature

There is a fascinating world of nature all around us which we can see if we know how to look for it. Wherever you live, be it in a city or the countryside, you will find areas that support a range of wildlife. This free course, Neighbourhood nature, will provide you with basic scientific and observational skills so that you can go into your ...

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1 hr
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Microbes – friend or foe?

Microbes often get a bad name. Whilst some of them do cause disease, others play vital roles in recycling nutrients in the soil to enable plants to grow, and in breaking down human waste. Without microbes, we would have no beer, no yoghurt, no coffee. That's quite impressive for something too small to see. This free course, Microbes friend or ...

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2 hrs
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A Letter to Earth

This is a wonderful Earth anthem that I came across as an environmentally conscious teenager growing up in India in the 1990s. 

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Arwen Bailey On Using Systems Thinking In Practice

Arwen Bailey speaks with Prof. Simon Bell about systems in agricultural research.

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