When the whales walked : and other incredible evolutionary journeys

by Dixon, Dougal,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
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Summary
A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council).

From the moment life crawled out of the oceans and onto land, to when our primate ancestors climbed down from the trees, the history of Planet Earth is filled with incredible stories. This beautifully illustrated guide explores some of the most exciting and incredible events in evolution, through 13 case studies.

Step back in time and discover a world where whales once walked, crocodiles were warm-blooded, and snakes had legs! Meet terrifying giant birds, and tiny elephants living on islands in this fascinating creature guide like no other . Learn how whales once walked on four legs before taking to the oceans; how dinosaurs evolved into birds; and how the first cats were small and lived in trees.

Featuring a stunning mix of annotated illustrations, illustrated scenes, and family trees, evolution is explained here in a captivating and novel style that will make children look at animals in a whole new way.
Contents
Introduction : What is evolution?
A timeline of life on Earth
Working out the evolutionary tree
Nature's big experiment
When fins became feet - When lizards went back into the water
When reptiles grew wings
When crocodiles ruled the world
When snakes had legs
When birds had teeth
When whales walked on land
When rhinos grew huge
When elephants were tiny
When birds stopped flying
When mammals began to hunt
When primates came down from the trees
Evolution continues.

Additional Information
Subjects Evolution (Biology) -- Juvenile literature.
Extinct animals -- Juvenile literature.
Evolution.
Extinct animals.
Illustrated works.
Publisher Lake Forest, CA :2018
Contributors Bailey, Hannah, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes index.
ISBN 9781912413973
1912413973
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