Evolution: An iPad App from the Natural History Museum
Scott, Elspeth S., School Librarian
This visually attractive and informative app covers the story of evolution from the beginnings of life. The main interface shows an arch framing clickable photographs mainly of fossils, but also including some human artefacts e.g. tools, cave paintings, carvings--to access further information. A menu on the left links to further sections and to other methods of exploring the app.
The Timeband is a continuous band in chronological order of beautiful drawings of fossil sites as they might have looked. The user can scroll through or use the smaller version at the bottom to jump quickly from one section to the next. Clickable blue dots indicate …
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Publication information: Article title: Evolution: An iPad App from the Natural History Museum. Contributors: Scott, Elspeth S. - Author. Magazine title: School Librarian. Volume: 60. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2012. Page number: 214. © 2010 The School Library Association. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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