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Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be, by Daniel Loxton
Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be
CAN SOMETHING AS COMPLEX AND WONDROUS as the natural world be explained by a simple theory? The answer is yes, and now Evolution explains how in a way that makes it easy to understand.
Based on acclaimed articles from Junior Skeptic (Skeptic magazine’s science insert for kids) Evolution is a gorgeous hardcover with dust jacket, packed throughout with dazzling full-color art.
This spectacularly illustrated introduction to the theory of evolution takes us from Charles Darwin to modern-day science. Along the way, Evolution answers common questions (and clears up misunderstandings) that sometimes confuse people about the history of life on Earth.
Recommended for children ages 8–13
Written by Daniel Loxton; illustrated by Daniel Loxton with Jim W.W. Smith
- 2011 Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Winner
- 2011 Lane Anderson Book Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation Winner
- 2011 Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Short-Listed
- 2011 Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Short-Listed
Highly recommended. … This brief, comprehensive book on evolution is likely to engage and educate.
—American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science Books & Films
An in-depth guide to life’s history gives clear answers to kids’ questions about evolution.
—Science News magazine
I am just so delighted with this book! Loxton hits the key concepts perfectly, and without being stuffy about it. A wonderful book to donate to your local library.
—Eugenie Scott (Executive Director, National Center for Science Education)
The best overview of evolution for children of which I’m aware … Beautifully illustrated and elegantly written … my 6-yr-old kept stealing it and carrying it around the house to study. —Wired GeekDad
Explains the facts simply without distorting the science for the young reader.
This title is a ‘must’ for science classrooms and libraries alike.
An excellent resource for both students and teachers… This book complies with the ideas set forth about evolution by the National Science Education Standards and fills a gap in books about evolution for this age group.
—National Science Teachers Association
Loxton maintains a respectful tone indicative of an intent to enlighten rather than inflame … For parents or teachers of young adults, Loxton’s book provides a wonderful resource for addressing a complex and politically charged subject.
—Sacramento Book Review
I think this book is absolutely terrific … I would’ve loved this book when I was a kid. It would have made me want to be a scientist.
—Phil Plait (Bad Astronomy)
A major achievement in science communication.
—The Skeptic magazine (Australia)
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