Studying mammals: Life in the trees
Studying mammals: Life in the trees

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Studying mammals: Life in the trees

Studying mammals: Life in the trees

Introduction

You can experience this free course as it was originally designed on OpenLearn, the home of free learning from The Open University: http://www.open.edu/ openlearn/ nature-environment/ natural-history/ studying-mammals-life-the-trees/ content-section-0 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

This course will introduce you to the wide-ranging types of mammals that live in the trees. You will learn how they thrive in this demanding environment, with the help of a range of intriguing adaptations related to their unusual life-styles.

This is the eighth in a series of units about studying mammals. To get the most from these units, you will need access to a copy of The Life of Mammals (2002) by David Attenborough, BBC Books (ISBN 0563534230), and The Life of Mammals (2002) on DVD, which contains the associated series of ten BBC TV programmes. This course contains samples from the DVD set. You should begin each course by watching the relevant TV programme on the DVD and reading the corresponding chapter in The Life of Mammals. You will be asked to rewatch specific sequences from the programme as you work through the course.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of level 1 study in Environment & Development

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