Billions of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story of Evolutions

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Boyds Mills Press, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 102 pages
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Ever since Charles Darwin revealed his landmark ideas about evolution in 1859, new findings have confirmed, expanded, and refined his concepts. Now, author Laurence Pringle, one of the nation's premier science writers, brings together the pillars of evidence that support our understanding of evolution in this ALA Notable Children's Book. Field biology, genetics, geology, paleontology, and medicine all add to the impressive structure of evidence. With a perfect blend of science and art, renowned illustrator Steve Jenkins creates stunning new depictions of important concepts and key evolutionary scientists. More than fifty photographs capture natural marvels, including awe-inspiring fossils, life forms, and geological wonders. The result is a full, clear, and up-to-date account of the monumental evidence supporting the modern view of evolution.

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User Review  - Marinam77 - LibraryThing

The author did a wonderful job creating an easy to understand book, where he summarized all of the fascinating evidence proving that evolution is true. The book is full of colorful photos and ... Read full review

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User Review  - JNino - LibraryThing

This book is a reference text that talks about how the Earth has changed throughout all these billions of years from the time the Earth was created to the times of the dinosaurs. A great book to use when teaching expository texts, or just for reference. Could be used with 4th or 5th grade. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Laurence Pringle has written more than 100 books for young readers, many of them award-winning science titles. Internationally, his books have sold nearly three million copies. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He lives in West Nyack, New York.

Steve Jenkins has received numerous awards and critical praise for his art work and innovative book design. Recent titles include Bones, Never Smile At a Monkey, and Life on Earth. His books have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He lives in Boulder, CO.

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