Landmark App for iPad Reveals the Story of Our Evolving World

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[] Cupertino, California - More than 650 million years of Earth history are brought to life in NHM Evolution, a new app for iPad produced by Authored Apps in partnership with the Natural History Museum, London. Starting from the first signs of ancient life in Strelley Pool, Western Australia, iPad users can swipe, pinch and tap the breath-taking illustrated timeband to discover over 800 creatures and plants from our evolutionary past.

Combining state-of-the-art technology, audio-visual features and painstaking research of the fossil record, NHM Evolution allows users to explore 100 major fossil sites. Go behind the scenes with Museum scientists as they explain key events using specimens from the collections. Learn about the origins of life, snowball glaciations, the Cambrian explosion, evolving dinosaurs and human evolution. Examine iconic fossils with the use of spectacular 360 degree high definition imagery.

"We are delighted to have been able to contribute to such a fantastic resource," said Colin Ziegler, the Natural History Museum's Head of Publishing. "The touch-screen functionality of the iPad is a really fun, interactive way in which people can learn more about Earth's past and examine the fossil evidence for themselves."

The app is written by internationally-acclaimed science writer Douglas Palmer, with support and contributions from Museum scientists. Find out more by viewing the special preview video.

Device Requirements:
* Requires iPad with iOS 4.3 or later
* 750.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
NHM Evolution 1.1 is $13.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

The Natural History Museum in London is a highly regarded scientific research centre with some of the world's best palaeontologists on site. Our vision is to advance our knowledge of the natural world, inspiring better care of our planet. Our mission is to maintain and develop our collections, and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world. Copyright (C) 2012 The Natural History Museum. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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