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Evolution can be a difficult idea to wrap our brains around: it deals with random, unlikely events, combined with vast lengths of time too enormous to comprehend. But the evidence is all around us–in the fossils of long-dead creatures, and in our genes and the relationships between all living beings.
Amazing Evolution shines a light on this incredible process, from the beginnings of life around 3.8 billion years ago, to the millions of different species alive today, including the moon-walking, talking apes with super-powerful brains–human beings!
Filled with clear explanations, beautiful illustrations and fascinating facts about the planet’s strangest and most spectacular creatures, Amazing Evolution will keep children (and adults, too!) enthralled for hours.Delve into the pages and learn what makes a fish a fish, why giraffes have such long necks and how all living things, from cabbages to tigers, are related! Amazing Evolution is the perfect first book about evolution for young readers.
From the Publisher
Evolution is an amazing, ever-changing process. This book explores what it is, how it works, and who discovered its secrets. It shows how life has changed and branched out into so many different forms over billions of years, and reveals how we humans are related to all living things—not just apes and monkeys, but cats, dogs, fish, and even bananas! You’ll meet some of the strangest and most incredible creatures and features that
evolution has brought into existence and discover where evolution might be headed in the future.
IS ALL OF LIFE A TREE?
Scientists think all species evolved from one single-celled life form. If that’s right, then the whole of evolution could be shown as a tree diagram, with one single “trunk.” If you could draw it all in detail, it would have to be huge, to show the millions of extinct and living species. It would also be much more complicated than a real tree.