22. June 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Informational Book, NonFiction, Science

Billions of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story of Evolution by Laurence Pringle, Steve Jenkins, read by Angie, on 06/22/2012

Wonderful book on evolution for elementary age students. This book has clear and concise chapters on everything from DNA to continental drift to fossils to diseases. The illustrations are wonderfully clear and bright and really fit the text. Of course, there is so much covered by the book (basically everything that falls under evolution) that it only skims the surface on each topic. But there are a lot of wonderful tidbits of information in here that I wasn’t aware of. I never thought of the study of diseases and drug-resistant bacterias as evolution but it is. I didn’t realize there were 60 different kinds of honeycreepers in Hawaii and that they all came from finches. There is lots of good info in this book and all of it is a good jumping off place for the study of evolution.

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