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The Resource Billions of years, amazing changes : the story of evolution, Laurence Pringle ; illustrations by Steve Jenkins ; with a foreword by Jerry A. Coyne

Billions of years, amazing changes : the story of evolution, Laurence Pringle ; illustrations by Steve Jenkins ; with a foreword by Jerry A. Coyne

Label
Billions of years, amazing changes : the story of evolution
Title
Billions of years, amazing changes
Title remainder
the story of evolution
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Pringle ; illustrations by Steve Jenkins ; with a foreword by Jerry A. Coyne
Title variation
  • Amazing changes
  • The story of evolution
Title variation remainder
the story of evolution
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the history of man's discoveries about evolution, covering both the mechanisms of evolution and examples of natural selection--
Writing style
Illustration
Award
Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2011
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 5 – 8 — Pringle's exemplary title offers a carefully researched and clearly written history of the evolutionary process and real-time examples of evolutionary events. "Evolution is, simply, change over time." From floating continents and isolated islands to the formation of fossils, natural selection, and the deductions of Charles Darwin, the lucid text offers a clear understanding of an ongoing natural phenomenon and the light that recent discoveries have brought to bear on it. Clear, color photos complement the text, as does Jenkins's nifty artwork. Pale blue information boxes pop up on occasion, as do a couple of maps. Simpler, and far more lively than Thom Holmes's dry Evolution (Chelsea House, 2011), more difficult than Steve Jenkins's own elegant Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution (Houghton Harcourt, 2002), and more solid than Robert Winston's somewhat fragmentary Evolution Revolution (DK, 2009), Pringle's intelligent and eye-catching book is an engaging, readable lodestone for researchers.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY --Patricia Manning (Reviewed December 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 12, p142)
  • Pringle provides an accessible introduction to complex concepts such as natural selection and genetics, paired with Jenkins’s characteristically elegant collages. A chapter about variation opens with a discussion of the differences between dog breeds, and how such variation within a species “makes evolution possible.” Pringle describes missing links as “in-between” fossils that have helped construct a clearer picture of evolutionary stages. Compelling photographs of fossils and living creatures, as well as Jenkins’s paper collages, augment the substantial text. The presentation should help children gain a confident grasp on the fundamentals of evolution. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 8–12. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed August 22, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 34, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ A clear, well-organized presentation of the evidence from earth's rocks and fossils, the variation of living things, the process of natural selection and the study of DNA and radiocarbon dating that supports the scientific theory of evolution. Pringle (Global Warming, 2001) again takes on a complicated and controversial subject, explaining it simply and convincingly for upper-elementary and middle-school readers. He connects his audience to his topic by inviting them to imagine their own ancestors, in order to begin to look back over time. With lively writing and interesting examples from all over the world and from the distant past to the present day, he explains what people once believed and what we now know. Along the way he also introduces theories of continental drift and plate tectonics, defines "species" and other important terms in context and explains the use of the word "theory" in science. Color photographs and Jenkins' signature cut-paper illustrations (both seen only in black and white) along with short chapters, sidebars and an attractive, open layout make this an inviting read. Both the glossary and the suggestions for further reading are extensive. A necessary title for most school and public libraries serving young readers, this will be welcomed for its calm tone and straightforward, comprehensive introduction to the subject. (index) (Nonfiction. 9-15)  (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2011)
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10024462
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
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Pringle, Laurence P
Dewey number
576.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jenkins, Steve
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dinosaurs
  • Animals
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolution
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of evolution
Label
Billions of years, amazing changes : the story of evolution, Laurence Pringle ; illustrations by Steve Jenkins ; with a foreword by Jerry A. Coyne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-98) and index
Contents
Imagine -- Evidence from the earth -- How fossils form -- Layers of rock, layers of past life -- The adventures and discoveries of Charles Darwin -- Evolution -- Variation -- Nature's bounty -- Competition -- Natural selection -- After Darwin -- Telling time -- Genetics -- More and more fossils -- "Missing links" found -- Moving continents -- On faraway islands -- Coevolution -- Origin of species -- Evolution, going on right now
Control code
000048109207
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
102 p.
Isbn
9781590787236
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps, photos (chiefly col.)
Label
Billions of years, amazing changes : the story of evolution, Laurence Pringle ; illustrations by Steve Jenkins ; with a foreword by Jerry A. Coyne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-98) and index
Contents
Imagine -- Evidence from the earth -- How fossils form -- Layers of rock, layers of past life -- The adventures and discoveries of Charles Darwin -- Evolution -- Variation -- Nature's bounty -- Competition -- Natural selection -- After Darwin -- Telling time -- Genetics -- More and more fossils -- "Missing links" found -- Moving continents -- On faraway islands -- Coevolution -- Origin of species -- Evolution, going on right now
Control code
000048109207
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
102 p.
Isbn
9781590787236
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps, photos (chiefly col.)

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