Vertebrate brain evolution

During the evolution of vertebrates the relative development of brain areas has changed.

Ancient agriculture in the Nile Valley

Ancient Egypt was called the ‘gift of the Nile’, since the river played an important role in the rise of Egyptian civilisation.

AH-64 Apache (USA, 1975)

The Apache attack helicopter, named after an American Indian tribe, was developed for the United States Army.

V-2 ballistic missile (1944)

The German liquid-propellant rocket, developed during WWII, was the first known man-made object to reach space.

Battleship (HMS Dreadnought, 1906)

HMS Dreadnought revolutionised battleship-building in the 20th century.

B-17 Flying Fortress (USA, 1938)

The ´Flying Fortress´ was developed for the United States Army Air Force by Boeing

Supermarine Spitfire (United Kingdom, 1938)

Spitfire was a legendary British single-seat military aircraft used in World War II.

RT-2PM Topol Intercontinental ballistic missile (Soviet Union, 1985)

A mobile, nuclear-capable ballistic missile developed at the end of the Cold War.

Archaeological excavation (pit house)

Large construction sites provide archaeologists searching for artefacts with a great deal of work.

Nitrogen cycle

Atmospherical nitrogen is bound by bacteria and used by living organisms in the form of various compounds.

Karst region (intermediate)

Karst formations include dolines and dripstones.

Medieval farmhouse

Farmhouses in the Middle Ages were simple, single-storey structures built from earth, mud and wood.

Continental drift on a geological timescale

The Earth's continents have been in constant motion during the history of the planet.

Woolly mammoth

Extinct proboscidea closely related to today's elephants, often hunted by prehistoric man.

Fat-tailed scorpion

The fat-tailed scorpion is one of the world's most dangerous scorpions.

Wind power station

Wind power stations convert the kinetic energy of the wind into electricity.

North River Steamboat (Clermont) (1807)

Robert Fulton American engineer created the first operational steam-powered ship.

Fokker Dreidecker I (1917)

The German triplane was perhaps the best known plane in World War I.

Sailing ships

Schooners, first built in the Netherlands in the 17th century, were mainly used as merchant ships.

USS Tarawa LHA-1 (1976)

From the 1940s, the increasingly large aircraft carriers became the masters of the oceans.

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