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publisher: Kids Can Press

Evolution

How We and All Living Things Came to Be

illustrated by Daniel Loxton

tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, fossils, discoveries
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ISBN:9781554534302
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Evolution is the process that created the terrible teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex and the complex human brain, clever enough to understand the workings of nature. Young readers will learn how a British naturalist named Charles Darwin studied nature and developed his now-famous concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest. And how modern-day science has added to our understanding of the theory of evolution.

Can something as complex and wondrous as the natural world be explained by a simple theory? The answer is yes, and now Evolution explains how in a way that makes it easy to understand.

About the Author
Daniel Loxton is Editor of Junion Skeptic, the children's section of Skeptic magazine, a quarterly science education and science advocacy magazine published by the nonprofit Skeptics Society. Daniel is the author and illustrator of Evolution. He lives in Victoria, B.C.
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Contributor Notes

Daniel Loxton is Editor of Junion Skeptic, the children's section of Skeptic magazine, a quarterly science education and science advocacy magazine published by the nonprofit Skeptics Society. Daniel is the author and illustrator of Evolution. He lives in Victoria, B.C.

Daniel Loxton is Editor of Junion Skeptic, the children's section of Skeptic magazine, a quarterly science education and science advocacy magazine published by the nonprofit Skeptics Society. Daniel is the author and illustrator of Evolution. He lives in Victoria, B.C.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 13
Grade:
3 to 8
Awards
  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Winner, Lane Anderson Book Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
Editorial Reviews

... this title will appeal to researchers.—School Library Journal


Beautifully illustrated and elegantly written, any child interested in the story of life will be fascinated by it.—Wired Magazine


What could have been a dreary march through the fossil records is kept light and accessible by Loxton's sense of humor and breezy prose style.—Quill & Quire