Chapter 10 notes - Chapter10:FromTreeShrewtoApe...

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Chapter 10: From Tree Shrew to Ape (Simona’s notes) Continental Drift and Climate Change Evolution produces adaptation, but what is adaptive in one environment may not be adaptive in   another. The earth has become colder and drier over the years. The positions of the continents have changed relative to each other and the poles. Pangaea : all of the land making up present day continents was joined together as one. Continental drift  is important to the history of the human lineage for two reasons: oceans serve as   barriers that isolate certain species from others, so the positions of the continents play an important   role in the evolution of species. Second, continental drift is one of the engines of climate change, and   climate change influenced human evolution. Very large continents tend to have severe weather, a reason why Chicago has much colder winters than   London, even though London is much farther north. When continents restrict the circulation of water from the tropics to the poles, world climate seems to
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 1M03 taught by Professor Kijuira during the Winter '08 term at McMaster University.

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Chapter 10 notes - Chapter10:FromTreeShrewtoApe...

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