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Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth by Jay…

Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth (2011)

by Jay Hosler, Kevin Cannon (Illustrator), Zander Cannon (Illustrator)

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I was skeptical of this book at first, but actually really enjoyed it. It proved very informative and covered a lot of information in an easily understood way; certain parts even made me laugh. "Evolution..." explains, in comic book form, how life evolved on earth from the very beginning of time to the present. This book covers a lot of information that typically could be very dry and drawn out in a fun way while still getting the information across. I love the idea of having comic books/graphic novels in the classroom as a way to potentially appeal to "nonreaders" or students that really have a passion for comic books. ( )
  HadleyAdkins | Jan 25, 2015 |
Underhållande och tydlig. Lyckas förmedla mycket av det vetenskapen vet om hur liv har uppkommit och jorden och utvecklats till oss på bara 150 sidor. Det känns som att det borde funka helt utan förkunskaper, men serien innehöll ändå en hel del som var nytt för mig trots naturvetenskaplig / teknisk bakgrund. ( )
  kaj | Aug 22, 2014 |
Graphic novel. So-so
  butterkidsmom | Jan 18, 2014 |
A quick and easy, graphic novel treatment of the theory of evolution. It is relatively thorough, but the cartoon treatment limits it somewhat. The book presents the basics of the theory, but is a bit light on the evidence presented. Overall, it is a great starting point for people who don't want to slog through a dense, scholarly book on the topic, and might be useful to generate further interest in the subject. ( )
  quantum_flapdoodle | Apr 22, 2013 |
Z really liked this . . . it took several weeks of lunch-time reading to finish it. It's a hard-core look at genetics and evolution, and VERY in-depth/science-y. But funny at the same time.
  beckydj | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Cannon, KevinIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0809094762, Hardcover)

An accessible graphic introduction to evolution for the most science-phobic reader

Illustrated by the brilliant duo Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon, this volume is written by the noted comic author and professor of biology Jay Hosler. Evolution features the same characters introduced in the highly regarded The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA, now here to explain the fundamentals of the evolution of life on earth. On the heels of explaining to his planetary leader the intricacies of human genetics in The Stuff of Life, the intrepid alien scientist Bloort-183 is charged in this sequel with covering the wider story of evolution. Using the same storytelling conceit that Plenty magazine declared “so charming that you won’t even notice you’ve absorbed an entire scientific field” and that caused Seed to pick The Stuff of Life as a best book of 2008, Evolution brilliantly answers Wired’s demand, “What’s the solution to America’s crisis in science education? More comic books!”

Evolution, the most accessible graphic work on this universally studied subject, takes the reader from earth’s primordial soup to the vestigial structures, like the coccyx and the male nipple, of modern humans. Once again, the award-winning illustrations of the Cannons render the complex clear and everything cleverly comedic. And in Hosler, Evolution has an award-winning biology teacher whose science comics have earned him a National Science Foundation grant and an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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A graphic-style introduction to evolution, covering everything from Earth's primordial soup to the human body's vestigial structures.

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