What makes a fish a fish? Why do giraffes have such long necks? How can a plant, an octopus and a human all be related?! Evolution holds the answers to these, and many more, questions about life.
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 us human beings!
Filled with clear explanations, beautiful illustrations and fascinating facts about the planet 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!
- Anna Claybourne
- Illustrated by Wesley Robins
- Consultant: Dr Isabelle De Groote