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Evolution of Life on Earth--Its Major Transitions -- Part 2 -- Gene Kalland
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Evolution of Life on Earth--Its Major Transitions -- Part 2 -- Gene Kalland
What steps did Earth's life take from its start, about four billion years ago, to the incredibly varied forms seen now?  In answering this, evolutionary biologists like to focus on the major transitions that occurred in the process.  These transitions are fundamental changes in the properties of organisms that set the stage for a new period of diversity and adaptation

This will be the second six-session course on the broad topic of evolution on earth. You will see an excellent DVD course with lectures given by two scientists, one a paleontologist and the other an anthropologist.  They will present the research and discoveries from the fields of paleontology, geology, biology and chemistry which describe the changes in life forms over this vast time period.  Following each lecture Professor Gene Kalland will lead a discussion that you will be welcome to join about what you heard in the lecture.

In these six sessions you will learn about marine and flying reptiles, birds, flowers, origin of mammals, whales and including three sessions on primate and human evolution.

Gene Kalland taught biology for over 30 years at California State University Dominguez Hills, his specialties being endocrinology and developmental biology.  He earned his BA in Biology at CSU Northridge (way back then known as San Fernando Valley State College) and his PhD in Zoology at Indiana University, Bloomington.  He has facilitated DVD courses for LLCC on the Universe and on Oceanography.

This course has six sessions. Registering for this course by buying one ticket will admit you to all six sessions of this course:

February 5  10am - 12 noon
February 12  10am - 12 noon
February 19 10am - 12 noon
February 26  10am - 12 noon
March 5   10am - 12 noon
March 12  10am - 12 noon
KCBX 4100 Vachell Lane San Luis Obispo

If you are a member of LLCC and have a password, be sure to click on "Enter a Password or a Discount Code" to see the member price. Type in the password and click "show available tickets" to see the member price before you select the quantity of tickets.

Please purchase a separate ticket for each person so that we can have a record of all attendees.

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If you would like to have the password for the member price for this course, go to www.lifelearnerscc.org for information on how you can become a member.


4100 Vachell Lane
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States


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