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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, by Daniel Loxton

Code: b136HB
Price: $18.95

Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be
Awards and Nomiations for Evolution

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.
—Skeptic’s Dictionary

This title is a ‘must’ for science classrooms and libraries alike.
—Children’s Literature

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)

Readers will find this easy to follow and have much food for thought and discussion, whether or not you accept the theory of evolution. … Recommended.
—Library Media Connection

A wonderfully clear, up-to-date, and well-illustrated account of how evolution works. The scientific content is first-rate. —Donald Prothero

A full-throated defense and explication of Darwin’s theory … kept light and accessible by Loxton’s sense of humour and breezy prose style.
—Quill & Quire

The illustrations are … a joy to the eye, and the text is a joy to the mind. … [Loxton] has a gift, and we are lucky he is sharing it with us.
—Skeptical Inquirer

Complex ideas are explained straightforwardly while being sensitive to the reader’s own personal and religious beliefs. I would recommend this text to anyone wishing to learn more about the theory of evolution as it provides a solid understanding of complex concepts while maintaining the reader’s interest.
Canadian Children’s Book News magazine

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