Life on Earth

The Story of Evolution

By Jenkins, Steve

Publishers Summary:
Provides an overview of the origin and evolution of life on earth and of what has been learned from the study of evolution.

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ISBN
978-0-61816-476-9
Publisher
Houghton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2002

Gr 3-6 Jenkins's trademark watercolor cut-paper collages, a large format, and the careful use of both an oversized and small font are definite lures into this handsome exploration of the basics of evolution. The author has taken on the formidable task of investigating the scientific theories explaining the innumerable branchings, proliferations, and extinctions of life on planet Earth. His lucid text presents a terse chronology of life from its earliest beginnings as one-celled bacteria in the primordial ocean to the appearance of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2002

Jenkins presents a superb introduction to evolution for younger readers, in which he marvels at the amazing diversity of life on this planet; explains in detail concepts such as natural selection, variation, and mutation; and covers some historical context for the development of the theory. His signature cut-paper illustrations placed on white backgrounds work well in this format. Although there is unfortunately no scale indicated in the pictures,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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