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Evolution Hardcover – 13 Jun 2014
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... this title will appeal to researchers. School Library Journal"
... this title will appeal to researchers.--School Library Journal
What could have been a dreary march through the fossil records is kept light and accessible by Loxton's sense of humor and breezy prose style.--Quill & Quire
Beautifully illustrated and elegantly written, any child interested in the story of life will be fascinated by it.--Wired Magazine
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Daniel Loxton is Editor of Junion Skeptic, the children's section of Skeptic magazine, a quarterly science education and science advocacy magazine published by the nonprofit Skeptics Society. Daniel is the author and illustrator of Evolution. He lives in Victoria, B.C.Daniel Loxton is Editor of Junion Skeptic, the children's section of Skeptic magazine, a quarterly science education and science advocacy magazine published by the nonprofit Skeptics Society. Daniel is the author and illustrator of Evolution. He lives in Victoria, B.C.
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This book has shown us as parents, who had maybe thought that Evolution would be a bit too much for a 4 year old, that actually it opens up not just the science and reason side of it all (which is a topic for later really), but the real personal magic of life and what it says about us and our and our son's place in the world ... for real.
The way it's worded, I found allowed me to very naturally and easily put as much emphasis, excitement and the odd detour into my own thoughts and expression of a topic i'm very excited by, as i wanted ...
... i wish there were more books that focused more and purely on the actual science, aimed for this younger age group - forgetting about the 'arguments against' and just thriving in the really exciting and interesting stuff for children.
It is a reasonable introduction (I have a BSc in Biology with a specific interest in evolution), but not as good as I was hoping. My biggest criticism of it is that it seems to have been written for the USA/Canadian audience, and so quite a lot of the content is addressing the type of objections to evolution that creationists have. If children have not been brought up in that environment, it means that the a lot of the book is setting up and then knocking down straw-man arguements, such as "haven't human footprints been found with dinosaur prints?", "isn't the eye too complex to have formed by evolution?", "What about the intemdiary forms of fossils that are missing?" etc. I don't think this is a good way to introduce evolution to a child finding out about it for the first time.
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Wonderful book, our son is 6 but he has been enjoying a lot and so have we. Highly recommended.Published 12 months ago by FotiniM
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