Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Loxton, Daniel. Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be. 2010. Kids Can Press. Hardbound: 56 pages. Price: $18.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: 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.
RECOMMENDATION: For ages 8 to 13.