"It is not often that the books I am asked to review go missing. After hours of searching, I found the errant item, with the spine cracked, in my teenage son's room--an otherwise book-free zone. I can offer no higher recommendation . . . I am not sure why comic books make words like alpha-proteobacteria less daunting, but they do. Every classroom should have this book." --"New Scientist" "Written by a nonalien biologist and illustrated by a talented (and nonrelated) duo in cartoon format, this book is funny, fun, and authoritative, and includes talking mitochondria and a charming song-and-dance routine by a male bowerbird seeking to be sexually selected." --Dolly Setton, "Natural History Magazine" "The most accessible graphic work on this universally studied subject." --Ian Paulsen, "The Guardian" blog "It's hard to imagine instructional science cartooning better than this." --"Booklist" "If you like comics, you'll like this book. If you're interested in evolution, you'll like it even better. It's got a lot of information presented with a lot of fun. Ideal for high school and college students and teachers, and anyone who wants to enjoy the story of evolution." --Kevin Padian, President, National Center for Science Education "From obsequious extraterrestrials to s'mores-eating early humans, this serious comic book manages to be fun and entertaining as well as accurate. (Maybe not about ancestral marshmallows, but readers will sort out the humor and snark from the science!) The story of evolution on Earth has rarely been presented in quite so entertaining a manner." --Eugenie C. Scott, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education "Biology is a dynamic subject and I am always looking for new ways to reach my teenage students. "Evolution" was an excellent way to reinforce the concepts we cover in class. The graphic novel was written and illustrated in such a way that automatically grabbed the students' interest. Students learn best when they are having fun in the midst of it. This entertaining and engaging book makes learning enjoyable." --Bertha Vasquez, biology teacher, G.W. Carver Middle School, Miami, FL
About the Author
Jay Hosler is a professor of biology at Juniata College and the author/illustrator of two graphic novels and several science cartoons. Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon, illustrators of numerous graphic novels and comic books, live in Minneapolis.