Ever since Charles Darwin revealed his landmark ideas about evolution in 1859, new findings have confirmed, expanded, and refined his concepts. Now, author Laurence Pringle, one of the nation's premier science writers, brings together the pillars of evidence that support our understanding of evolution in this ALA Notable Children's Book. Field biology, genetics, geology, paleontology, and medicine all add to the impressive structure of evidence. With a perfect blend of science and art, renowned illustrator Steve Jenkins creates stunning new depictions of important concepts and key evolutionary scientists. More than fifty photographs capture natural marvels, including awe-inspiring fossils, life forms, and geological wonders. The result is a full, clear, and up-to-date account of the monumental evidence supporting the modern view of evolution.
About the Author
Laurence Pringle has written more than 100 books for young readers, many of them award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold nearly three million copies. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He lives in West Nyack, New York.
Steve Jenkins has received numerous awards and critical praise for his art work and innovative book design. Recent titles include Bones, Never Smile At a Monkey, and Life on Earth. His books have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He lives in Boulder, CO.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You should read the book Billions of Years, Amazing Changes because it will give you more info on how earth evolved. My first impressions of this book was that it was just for little kids. I also thought it wouldn’t have many facts about how the earth evolved. This book was easy to read because it wraps everything in short paragraphs. This book gave me a couple good facts about how the earth evolved. I learned how fossils were formed from mammals a long time ago. I would recommend this book to people who want quick facts about evolution on earth.