Darwin's Tree of Life

's tree of life by michael bright

Anybody who starts a book with a geological timeline so we can begin at the very beginning and see the order of all these magical, amazing eras - well.... these are my people.

"Meet the Family" - "If we trace our ancestors back to the very beginning we find our first ancestor was the same ancestor for every plant and animal on the planet."

Okay, then.  So what does our family tree look like?  Who was that first great great great great ... grandparent?  Then what happened? How did we get here?

If you're the first creature to show up, what will you eat?  Was it an animal, vegetable or mineral?

For every marvelously curious child and or adult who has wondered about how life unfolded millions of years ago, this is the perfect book.  It takes us picture by picture, plant by plant, step by step as life began and evolved and finally became us.  Gloriously organized and gorgeously illustrated , this is the whole story wrapped up in one genius of a book.

48 pages                            978-1623719197                   Ages 8-12

Keywords:  science, evolution, fossils, biology, plants, animals, human beings, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, Science Curriculum

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com


A beautifully illustrated exploration of the evolution of plants and animals on earth.

From the first living things six billion years ago to the animals living around the world today, explore how the huge diversity of the life on Earth came to be. Follow the branches of Charles Darwin's "Tree of Life" and discover how plants and animals have evolved in many amazing ways.

Find out why crabs run sideways, which fish was the first to walk on land, why birds are similar to dinosaurs, and why brains are located in our heads and not in our feet.

The book is stunningly illustrated by Margaux Carpentier in a bright and bold distinctive style.---from the publisher

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