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Animals Charles Darwin Saw (edition 2009)

by Zina Saunders,Zina (ILT) Saunders Sandra Markle

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Title:Animals Charles Darwin Saw
Authors:Zina Saunders,Zina (ILT) Saunders Sandra Markle
Info:Chronicle Books Llc (2009), School & Library Binding
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Animals Charles Darwin Saw: An Around the World Adventure by Sandra Markle



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The second of Sandra Markle's four-book Explorers series - intended to highlight the zoological discoveries made by famous explorers in history - that I have read, after Animals Marco Polo Saw, this picture-book about Charles Darwin's 19th century voyage, as a naturalist on the HMS Beagle, is informative and engaging. Introducing young readers to a ride range of animals and habitats - from the flamingos of the Argentine pampas, to the sea tortoises of the Galapagos Islands - it succinctly explains how observing these creatures helped Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution (or transmutation, as he called it in the beginning).

Based on the two titles that I have thus far read (I still have Animals Christopher Columbus Saw and Animals Robert Scott Saw to go!), I would say that Markle's series is a fabulous introduction, not just to science or history, but to both, and to the ways that the former has shaped the latter. I like this multidisciplinary approach, and I liked this particular entry in the series, which doesn't skirt controversy - Markle admits that some people still "get angry" about evolution - but also doesn't concentrate on it. Her admirable narrative is complemented by illustrator Zina Saunders' engaging illustrations, making Animals Charles Darwin Saw a book I wholeheartedly recommend to all young scientists and explorers, and to any child interested in Darwin, and his theory of evolution. ( )
1 vote AbigailAdams26 | Apr 18, 2013 |
This book is effectively drawn, engaging the reader's imagination to place oneself where the narrative is set. Darwin is depicted, accurately, as kind and intellectually curious. The scientific information is simplified for younger readers, but specific with the pronunciation of difficult words given. The controversy over evolution is not scientific, it is cultural and political. The book uses the term "believe in evolution." This is a misunderstanding of scientific principles and devalues the expansive work that the book tries to demonstrated that Darwin accomplished. ( )
  L_Fields | Jan 17, 2013 |
An interesting look at the history and story of Charles Darwin, a naturalist who is credited with the theory of evolution. It was controversial back then and is still today. But this book does not push the theory on readers but rather explains the steps Darwin took to come up with his theories. Could be used in multiple ages groups. ( )
  mdonley | Nov 21, 2012 |
Sandra Markle talks about Charles Darwin and his accomplishments, as well as struggles in his life. Markle ( )
  Janee23 | Nov 20, 2012 |
This account of Charles Darwin's life and monumental studies is not only presented in a colorful and lively combination of mixed media which makes the story come to life, but is a wonderful way to discuss this hot button topic to young readers. Markle's telling of Darwin's worldly travels and discoveries in the field of biology would serve well for a young student's book report. ( )
  edeidrich | Nov 15, 2012 |
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A continuation of the Explorers series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, Animals Charles Darwin Saw features the many distinct creatures Darwin encountered during his worldwide voyage as a ship's naturalist. Readers will learn how the animals Darwin studied have had a dramatic effect on life today.

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Chronicles the expedition of Charles Darwin and the exotic animals he found along the way.

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