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The Evolution Book: The Story of 4,000 Million Years of Life on Earth

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

There are about as many tomorrows as there have been yesterdays, about as many new kinds of life to come as there have been old kinds of life in the past. So far, you are the only kind of life on this earth that can think about that . . . -Sara Stein

AN ENTHRALLING JOURNEY THROUGH DEEP TIME, WHERE YOUNG READERS . . .

IMAGINE eating dinner at a Stone Age Farm, joining a herd of three-toed horses, climbing a mounting under the sea, sniffing air that's 5 billion years old, befriending a lovely lugworm.

EXPLORE messages from the past on local beaches, mountains, woodlands, and swamps.

PRESERVE seastars, snakeskins, dragonflies, and pawprints.

INTERPRET natural codes in songs birds sing, and games puppies play.

MAKE a plankton net, a view box, a plant press, stone tools, natural dyes, seaweed pudding, leather.

Hundreds of photographs and drawings throughout

Praise for THE SCIENCE BOOK

"An aid in answering those endless questions pertaining to the ordinary functions of life that adults seem so permanently at a loss to answer." --Booklist

Synopsis:

How did life begin? What makes the continents move? Are Birds really dinosaurs?

The answers to such questions can be discovered by reading the ancient messages left on the earth. Sara Stein, author of The Science Book and The Body Book, involves children, who are earth's newest inhabitants, in exploring beaches, mountains, woodlands, and swamps and unlocking the ancient secrets of the world. Scores of fascinating projects range from raising tadpoles and preserving snake skins and paw prints to making a plankton net, a plant press, and seaweed pudding. Hundreds of drawings and photographs are featured throughout. Selection of the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club. Winner of the New York Academy of Sciences Children's Science Book Award, First Prize. Suitable for ages 10-14. 73,000 copies in print.

About the Author

In addition to The Evolution Book, Sara Stein is the author of The Body Book and The Science Book. Together, her books have over 345,000 copies in print.

Table of Contents

PROLOGUE: SETTING OUT

DAWN

4000 MILLION YEARS AGO

THE CRATON * CLAY ORGANISMS * BACTERIAL SMELLS * THE OXYGEN CRISIS

Gray Granite

Black Brimstone

Pages in the Rock Book

Micromineral Collection

Hometown Geology

Rock Hardness Kit

Molecule Making

Where Life Began?

Proteins in Action

The Smallest Factory

Raising Bacteria

The Bacterium's Compass

Go Ahead in Glycolyze

Bring 'Em Back Alive

Chromosomes in Action

A Lifetime's Knowledge

1000 MILLION YEARS AGO

SEXUAL SEAWEEDS * JELLY ANIMALS * AN EXPLOSION OF SHELLS

Seavegetables

How to Make a Plankton Net

Algae Collection

Pretty, and Pretty Useful

Small Worlds

Sponging

Moon Babies

Seashore Guide

The Aliens

A Taste of Worms

Worm Hunt

The Oldest Sea Monster

Shell Shapes

Beachcombing

Shell Hunt

Mollusk Stew

500 MILLION YEARS AGO

THE DROWNED CONTINENT * STRANGE FISH * LEGS, PINCERS, CLAWS, AND FEELERS

Viewbox

Picked Urchins

Dried Sea Stars

The Long Haul

Gill Bones to Jaw Bones

Know a Fish by Its Shape

Fool the School

White Meat, Dark Meat

One of Billions

Shell Games

The Crab's Secret

Crayfish Trap

The Relict

NOON

400 MILLION YEARS AGO

RISING LAND * GREENING SHORES * AN INVASION OF INSECTS AND SPIDERS

Creeping Crust

A Grain of Sand

Green Compass

Moss Milk

Vein Patterns

Looking Down

Mushroom Mystery

The Sneezing Truth

Web Hunt

Creepy Crawlies

Millipede Motion

Water Babies

The Lore of the Lure

Jungle Beasts

Odd Bodies

300 MILLION YEARS AGO

THE COLLISION OF PANGEA * COAL FORESTS * WATERTIGHT TREES * FURRY REPTILES

Old Salt

Alphabet Soup

Your Evolutionary Address

Jelly Eggs

Hi, Sis!

Gesundheit!

Wood to Carbon

Saving Old-Timers

Most Years and Mast Years

The All-Purpose Band-Aid

The Anatomy of an Egg

All Balled Up

Outside and Inside

Not Too Warm, Not Too Cold

Inside and Outside

Boasts and Bluffs

Catch That Tail

The Better to Eat You With

Jawbone to Earbone

The Heart of the Crocodile

200 MILLION YEARS AGO

A GREAT EXTINCTION * EGG LAYING MAMMALS * WARM-BLOODED DINOSAURS

Nightworlds

D.O.R.

Out of the Egg, Into the Uterus

Multiplication

Look-Alikes

And More Look-Alikes

Foot Molds and Casts

Raising Water

Bad Lifestyles, Poor Posture

Stone Paths

Track Tales

A Modern Dinosaur?

Dinosaur Nests?

Fancy Stuff

The Price of a Meal

Bird Callers

Recording Bird Sounds

Bird Deli

Then There's the Phalarope

Come Back Bluebird!

Northerner or Southerners?

Down the Chimney

Africans in Boston

100 MILLION YEARS AGO

FRUITS AND FLOWERS * A MULTIPLICATION OF INSECTS * CHEMICAL WARFARE

Green Flowers

Ghost Flowers

Blossom Shapes

Bird Gardens

Seed Shapes

How to Build a Plant Press

1,2,3 Go

Sow Plants . . .

. . . Reap Pests

Close Up

See the Bee's Knees

How to Make an Insect Net

Try It Yourself

How to Use an Insect Guide

A Collecting Bottle

Tree Talk

Flea Killer

Why Medicines Are Poisons

Something New Under the Sun

Setting Board

On Being an Arrow

Ants as Babysitters

An Oversight

DUSK

60 MILLION YEARS AGO

A COSMIC COLLISION * SHREWS AND BATS * CREODONTS AND CONDYLARTHS

Crash!

Chalk Bubbles

A Terrestrial Food Web

Death Versus Extinction

The Numbers Game

A Whale of a Tale

Hand Dug

The Hand and the Foot of It

And More and More and More and More

Clean as a Bone

Depend on Your Fungus

Whast Not, Want Not

Faithfully, the Sloth

Traitorously, the Fig

Monstera

An Eye for Color

Why Avocados Are Not Extinct

40 MILLION YEARS AGO

THE SPREAD OF GRASS * RODENT HORDES * THE RISE OF THE RODENT EATERS

Haywire Hayfever

Ready or Not, Here I Come!

Wuchaks

The Longest Meal

Double Digesters

Anybody Home?

Giant Squirrels

Kissing Cousins

Albinsim

Spreading Out and Hunkering Down

Plain and Fancy

Nature's Noncompetition Clause

Safe Traps

Funny as a Ferret

Stamp Feet

A Warning About Handling Dead Animals

20 MILLION YEARS AGO

NEW MOUNTAINS * GREAT MIGRATIONS * HORSES, CATS AND CANINES

The Source

Spilling Mountains

Blowing Its Stack

No Strait Lines

No Men Allowed

Shoo Fly!

Exhibition Games

Ride a Ring of Horses

Why the Camel Has Its Hump

Lambikens

The First Dog?

Ganging Up

Winning Chemistry

The Sniff Test

Say It with Your Body

10 MILLION YEARS AGO

A FOOD SHORTAGE * AN APE SOLUTION * THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS

The Monkey Business

Noah's Ark

Eat Your Jicama, Dear

No, Thank You

Reliving the Past?

Skull Bones

Easy Cutters

Easy Containers

1 MILLION YEARS AGO

THE GREAT ICE AGE * REAL CAVEMEN * FIRST PETS * THE MEANING OF BEING HUMAN

Drowned Coastline

Golf on the Glacier's Edge

Eternal Flames

Rising from the Ashes

Roasting the Old Way

The Why Do We All Look Different?

Com Dasher! Come Prancer!

Skinning and Drying an Animal Skin

Tanning an Animal

Goldenrod Dye

Kinship Snapshots

A Brain Game

Love a Hog

Don't Run Too Soon

The Snow Line

One After Another After Another

How Does Your Garden Grow

Population Explosion

A Wild Meal

Wheat and Tares

Homemade Cheese

A Good Reason to Hate Milk

Learning to Write

Why Pineapple Slices Have Holes

An Odd Number

A Strange Commmand

EPILOGUE: COMING HOME

INDEX

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780894809279
ill.:
Stein, Sara Bonnett
Author:
Beame, Rona
Illustrator:
Stein, Sara Bonnett
Author:
Stein, Sara Bonnett
Author:
Stein, Sara
Author:
Beame, Rona
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Science & Technology - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Science
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Science & Technology - Biology
Subject:
Evolution (Biology) -- Experiments -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Science & Nature - Biology
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
148
Publication Date:
19860109
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 8.16 x 0.75 in 1.63 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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How did life begin? What makes the continents move? Are Birds really dinosaurs?

The answers to such questions can be discovered by reading the ancient messages left on the earth. Sara Stein, author of The Science Book and The Body Book, involves children, who are earth's newest inhabitants, in exploring beaches, mountains, woodlands, and swamps and unlocking the ancient secrets of the world. Scores of fascinating projects range from raising tadpoles and preserving snake skins and paw prints to making a plankton net, a plant press, and seaweed pudding. Hundreds of drawings and photographs are featured throughout. Selection of the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club. Winner of the New York Academy of Sciences Children's Science Book Award, First Prize. Suitable for ages 10-14. 73,000 copies in print.

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