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Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth Paperback – December 20, 2011
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About the Author
Illustrator Kevin Cannon has worked for clients ranging from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to DC Comics, collaborating on such titles as The Replacement God and Smax and winning two Eisners for their work on Top 10.
Illustrator Zander Cannon has worked for clients ranging from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to DC Comics, collaborating on such titles as The Replacement God and Smax and winning two Eisners for their work on Top 10.
- Lexile Measure : GN900L
- Item Weight : 9.7 ounces
- Paperback : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0809043114
- ISBN-13 : 978-0809043118
- Product Dimensions : 6.04 x 0.4 x 9.05 inches
- Publisher : Hill and Wang; 1st Edition (December 20, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #129,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is highly informative, accurate, and presents things in a highly approachable manner all without being condescending to the young reader/scientist.
The only gripe I have with the book is the lack of colour. But then again, what a great excuse to get out the coloured pencils and talk about each drawing and the science therein.
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I would have given 5 stars had the images been in colour. Had there been an option of 4.9 stars, I would have given that.
L'anglais utilisé est facile à comprendre, l'ensemble est vraiment très bon. Nombreux sont les professeurs qui en connaissent moins que ce qui est expliqué dans ce remarquable ouvrage !
On ne peut que déplorer l'absence de toute traduction en français (si l'éditeur nous lit, je suis disponible.;-)