The First Humans

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$31.50
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 94%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $28.05   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7-9-Crowded pages, thick with graphics and photos reproduced in gray scale, give these six uniform but independent volumes a relentlessly academic look that might repel all but the most serious students. Written by authors who are never clearly identified, each title takes up a separate strand in the development of life on this planet, from a discussion of scientific theories of cosmic and planetary origins in Before Life to the rather dim view of our future chances that rounds out First Humans. The books all have the same page count, which means that their scope has been cut or padded to fit; where On the Land is essentially a tally of animal types ("Animals Without Backbones," "Amphibians and Reptiles," etc.), for instance, In the Air includes an entire chapter on bats alone, and another on aerial migration. Each topical spread features side comments or facts, along with several line drawings, labeled diagrams, or digitally re-textured, monochromatic photos. The writing is similarly drab: "Nowadays there are about 20,000 species of teleosts spread through sea and freshwater habitats. As you might expect, they are enormously varied in shape, size, and habits-" (Sea). Despite the unappealing presentation, these books might merit consideration as circulating alternatives for upper level, specialized reference tools, but only collections supporting intensive science programs will find them much used.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816050505
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Life on Earth Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)