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History of life #4

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 64

Scope and Contents

The Rise of the Mammal is the fourth program in a special series on the Adventure series. George Gaylord Simpson, AMNH paleontologist and author of The Meaning of Evolution, and Edwin Harris Colbert, curator of fossil amphibians and reptiles at the museum, discuss the emergence of the mammal as a dominant form of life on earth. The program reviews the diversification found in the mammal class, as well as locomotive and adaptation characteristics. The evolution of the horse is examined closely, in addition to that of the shrew, bat, whale, elephant, and man. The Hall of Early Mammals at the museum is shown, with its murals by Charles Robert Knight. John O'Reilly of the New York Herald Tribune is also a guest on this program.

Dates

  • 1954

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid: script.

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired March 21, 1954 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1138321

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Lamar Caselli, director; Perry Wolff, producer and writer.

Title
History of life #4, 1954
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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