An accessible graphic introduction to evolution for the most science-phobic Evolution. The Story of Life on Earth. Written by Jay Hosler; Art by Kevin Cannon . Illustrated by the brilliant duo Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon and written by noted comic author and biology professor Jay Hosler, Evolution. Featuring the same amusing characters as those found in Mark Schultz’s The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA, Hosler’s.
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On the heels of explaining to his planetary leader the intricacies of human genetics in The Stuff of Lifethe intrepid alien scientist Bloort is charged in this sequel with covering the wider story of evolution. Which is a shame, because if it was a little bit less scientific in terms then it would be great for lots of readers.
View all 3 comments. Product Description An accessible graphic introduction to evolution for the most science-phobic reader Illustrated by the brilliant duo Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon, this volume is written by the noted comic author and professor of biology Jay Hosler. Well, it looks like Evolution: In the process we are introduced to scientists and cells and everything in between. Maybe I should teach the class using nothing but comics for readings? Kevin Cannon Goodreads Author Illustrator.
It’s a very A bit dry. I found it in the adult section but I think it would have been better for older kids or teens. Hopefully the target audience get their hands on this one.
It might make a great introduction for bright ot. I especially enjoyed the single-topic full-page sidebars on topics like gene swapping, the extinction of the moas, and parasites and could easily see these being copied and used in college course handouts because they’re so easy to follow. Best cover ever, in my opinion.
Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth by Jay Hosler
Really loved the well-drawn and well-plotted background story of a young alien prince and his father learning about Earthly evolution in hopes of saving their species. Jay Hosler is an Associate Professor of Biology at Juniata College and an award-winning cartoonist who writes and draws comic books about biology and natural history.
Booklist Review Back to the watery world of the sea-cucumber-like species Squinch for another course in the elements of life on earth. Hoxler seem like hubris to me.
I need your input to guide my priorities in this lightning fast world of news media. It reminds of Jeff Smith’s Bone and the character design of Owly.
The first is basically transforming a boring, stilted, text-heavy textbook into a boring, stilted, illustration- and text-heavy graphic…. The novel is a great mentor text for covering the topic of evolution.
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Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
Feb 22, Jeremy Stephens rated it it was ok Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. The novel puts complex scientific terms in words and graphics that are easily understandable, while remaining engaging and a joy to read.
Other editions – View all Evolution: Bloort, an alien scientist, has been summoned by King Floorish to explain the theory of evolution. Evolution, the most accessible graphic work on this universally studied subject, takes the reader from earth’s primordial soup to the vestigial structures, like the coccyx and the male nipple, of modern humans.
This book starts with the first 4 billion years of earth and walks you through the present. My sons only get the reference because we watch so many Looney Tunes which are a rich source of vital visual and auditory cultural references.
Highly recommended to anyone interested in the story of evolution told evilution a unique and highly readable format. A fun, enjoyable science comic evoution kids, with good lessons, effective repetition and lots of fun word play.
It’s aliens telling the story of evolution on the planet earth to other aliens. I kept setting the book aside to look up images of the Great Moa Bird or to watch a clip of David Attenbourg with I never thought I would have laughed so hard at a book about evolution, but this story is told in such a humorous way and some of the illustrations are so silly that I found it hard to keep a straight face. Want to Read Currently Reading Or. As I’ve often said, there are two kinds of science-themed graphic novels.
Sep 22, Daniel Watkins rated it really liked it Shelves: The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic: In this delightful follow-up to The Stuff of Life: It gives an easy to read and fun explanation of how life evolved on the planet, it explains genetics, it explains random mutation, species, parasite, zygotes, and all of them easy to follow, as told by a very intelligent starfish-like creature to his gelatinous king and bespeckled prince through a series of holograms.
A graphic novel using the conceit of a new museum being toured by the ruler and crown prince of Glargal [intelligent sea cucumber-like creatures on another planet] to expound on evolution. I wish there had been a better introduction to who Floorish and Bloort were.
Evolution Biology — Comic books, strips, etc. I am simply a curious scientist. This amusing book, Kanani K. The writing and illustration is incredible and brings to life how life came to be.
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