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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Overall a great book that Eadth fully intend on reading with my students this year. It’s a great device for delivering what could otherwise be really dry material and it’s used to great effect.
Jay Hosler has a tremendous gift that my high school biology teacher lacked – he makes science interesting and entertaining. Nov 12, Seth Saephan rated it really liked it. It is humorous with inuendos that often my 9th graders miss. It contains so many terrific little details wvolution reward the curious eye.
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A graphic novel using the conceit of a new museum being toured by the ruler and ohsler prince of Glargal [intelligent sea cucumber-like creatures on another planet] to expound on evolution. Why not branch on evolufion and talk about possible ways we’re evolving now? As a result it has many of the same strengths but it also suffered from some….
Lists with This Book. On the heels of explaining to his planetary leader the intricacies of human genetics in The Stuff of Lifethe intrepid alien scientist Bloort is charged in this sequel with covering the wider story of evolution. The book, like its predecessor, may be too dense with information-for instance, the 54 million years of the Cambrian period is covered in a mere six panels. Gr 10 Up-This book requires a solid background in evolution and cell biology to understand it.
This is a great way to learn about the science of evolution in a fun and chilled way. Not much that I didn’t know about, I’m clearly not the target audience. You can visit Jay’s website for a more in-depth introduction to this multi-talented cartoonist-biologist-professor-daddy. This book is about that how earth was created.
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The Cannons who are unrelated, by the way keep every creature they’re called upon to depict be it cell, dinosaur, dodo, or Darwin perky but never ridiculous, and Hosler, like Mark Schultz in Stuff, balances science and humor superbly.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. An accessible graphic introduction to evolution for the most science-phobic reader Illustrated by the brilliant duo Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon, this volume is written by the noted comic author and professor of biology Jay Hosler.
Evolution features the same characters introduced in the highly regarded The Stuff of Life: The Story of Life on Earth. I was skeptical of this book at first, but actually really enjoyed it.
Best cover ever, in my opinion. This is truly a global cover, working just as well in English, auf Deutsch or any other language! Jay Hosler is an Associate Professor of Biology at Juniata College and an award-winning cartoonist who writes and draws comic books about biology and natural history.
There’s something I ca Personally thought this was really good. Unfortunately I don’t see many kids or teens picking this up on their own, aside from that rare breed that really loves to read about science truth be told, I was one of those kids and would have loved this at about age I am interested to see how this plays out in class.
Evolution features the same characters introduced in the highly regarded The Stuff of Life: Back to the watery world of the sea-cucumber-like species Squinch for another course in the elements of life on earth. Sexual reproduction is dealt with in an entirely nonexplicit fashion though the monarchs of the squinches-intelligent, asexually reproducing echinoderms-still react to the idea with an “ewwww”.
In an engaging, accessible, and authoritative manner, Bloort covers Darwin’s theory of natural selection, important experiments and fossil discoveries, and the processes of inheritance, adaptation, speciation, and extinction. Is there an electronic version of this book? That would have been fun.
THAT would be a fun evolution class…. On the heels of explaining to his planetary leader the intricacies of human genetics in The Stuff of Lifethe intrepid alien scientist Bloort is charged in this sequel with covering the wider story of evolution.
Max and Jack looked at it for a long time. The illustrations and the aliens make me think this is a book for a middle to eqrth school reader, but some of the text is going to go over the readers heads.
It’s hard to imagine instructional science cartooning better than this. While I don’t have a huge amount of experience reading science-themed graphic novels, I do sort of have a sense that they come in two different broad categories.
Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
Bloort, an alien scientist, has been summoned by King Floorish to explain the theory of evolution. Complete with glossary, this delightful book seems evolufion for nonscientists who want to entertainingly brush up their knowledge of evolution as well as for students from middle school on up. Please click-through and enjoy!