The Story Of Life: A First Book About Evolution

byCatherine Barr, Steve WilliamsIllustratorAmy Husband

Hardcover | March 15, 2015

The Story Of Life: A First Book About Evolution by Catherine Barr
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At first, nothing lived on Earth. It was a noisy, hot, scary place. Choking gas exploded from volcanoes and oceans of lava bubbled around the globe... Then in the deep, dark ocean, something amazing happened. This is an exciting and dramatic story about how life began and developed on Planet Earth, written especially for younger children.

The authors explain how the first living cell was created, and how the cells multiply and create jellyfish and worms, and then fish with bendy necks, which drag themselves out of the water into swampy forests. They tell the story of the biggest creatures that have ever walked on land - the dinosaurs. Long after that, hairy creatures who have babies, not eggs, take over, stand on two legs and spread around the world, some of them living through cataclysmic events such as ice ages and volcanic eruptions. Everyone living today is related to these survivors. With delightful illustrations including lots of detail and humour, all carefully researched and checked, this book shows the development of life on Earth in a truly accessible and simple way.

Catherine Barr studied Ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibit...
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Title:The Story Of Life: A First Book About EvolutionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:40 pages, 11.12 X 9.88 X 0.38 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 11.12 X 9.88 X 0.38 inPublished:March 15, 2015Publisher:Frances Lincoln Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847804853

ISBN - 13:9781847804853

Appropriate for ages: 5

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