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An accessible graphic introduction to evolution for the most science-phobic Evolution. The Story of Life on Earth. Written by Jay Hosler; Art by Kevin Cannon . Illustrated by the brilliant duo Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon and written by noted comic author and biology professor Jay Hosler, Evolution. Featuring the same amusing characters as those found in Mark Schultz’s The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA, Hosler’s.

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The Story of Life on Earth. THAT would be a fun evolution class…. Account Options Sign in.

Bloort’s tour is eagth comprehensive look at the ins and outs of evolution from natural selection and adaptation to convergent evolution and sexual selection.

The book concludes with a “Suggested Reading” page and a glossary. It is humorous with inuendos that often my 9th graders miss.

I paged through it and it seemed on the level so I took a chance on it – I always enjoy discovering an attempt to teach introduce science in a lucid and entertaining way. Summary The graphic novel Evolution: Aug 22, Jen rated it really liked it. Do you know the meaning of Cambrian Explosion? No trivia or quizzes yet. For this lesson, the king is joined by the heir apparent, precocious little Prince Floorshwhose good questions and inspired intuitions keep Bloort on his. Max and Jack looked at it for a long time.


I especially enjoyed the single-topic full-page sidebars on topics like gene swapping, the extinction of the moas, and parasites and could easily see these being copied and used in college course handouts because they’re so easy to follow.

Sep 22, Daniel Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: It gives an easy to read and fun explanation of how life evolutioh on the planet, it explains genetics, it explains random mutation, species, parasite, zygotes, and all of them easy to follow, as told by a very intelligent starfish-like creature to his gelatinous king and bespeckled prince hoslsr a series of holograms.

Jun 11, Dani Shuping rated it liked it Shelves: Kevin Cannon Goodreads Author Illustrator. I think everybody ebolution get this book for Christmas! Is there an electronic version of this book?

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The kind that’s usually more fun reading are historical or biographical in nature, like a couple of my favourites Feynman or Logicomix. I could see someone really, really into science being able earfh sit down and get through this, but the average reader? Now he continues the exposition by disclosing the wonders wrought by genetics plus time.

The illustrations and the aliens make me thi short note review: That said, I think this could be a great tool for the classroom or a book to hand to a student who likes science but may not be the best reader. Doesn’t seem like hubris to me.


I hope they make one on ecology next Sounds like a very interesting reading to me, and would love to hear more about it. I did like the two page spread of dinosaurs that showed a variety of Stegosaurs and Pleiosaurs. School Library Journal Review Gr 10 Up-This book requires a solid background in evolution and cell biology to understand it. It reminds of Jeff Smith’s Bone and the character design of Owly.

Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth

Evolution features the same characters introduced in the highly regarded The Stuff of Life: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Huxley, and Richard Lenski; Bloort’s tour is as much about the history of scientific discovery as it is about evolution. I’m torn on this book I am simply a curious scientist.

Presents accurate facts in a non-threatening way with lots of specific examples and reviews all the content at the end. It’s a great device for delivering what could otherwise be really dry material and it’s used to great effect.

Jan 26, Ryan Haupt rated it it was amazing Shelves: