Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment
Why do humans walk on two legs? Why do fish have gills? Life on Earth is incredibly diverse and part of the reason for this is evolution, or Read More
Anastasia Suen, Booktalks
"Throughout the book, investigations and experiments provide hands-on, problem-solving opportunities for students, incorporating various challenges and tools. Readers simulate the process of natural selection, trace the blue whale’s evolutionary tree, and examine how fossils provide evidence of evolution and adaptation. Using readily available household and recycled materials, each activity takes the reader through and inquiry-based, open-ended investigation that leaves plenty of room to explore individual creativity."
Dr. Rebecca Safran, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder
"This is a great introduction to the most unifying theme in all of biology: evolution. Here, students will gain both historic and modern views on the evolutionary process as well as examples and activities to help consolidate what they are learning."
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Detailed Book Description
Why do humans walk on two legs? Why do fish have gills? Life on Earth is incredibly diverse and part of the reason for this is evolution, or the theory that living things change with time. Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment explores the theory of evolution, its history, how we think it works, examples of creatures who have evolved in response to specific circumstances, and what this might mean for the future of our planet.
- This nonfiction title for students ages 9 to 12 offers an introduction to evolution and the concept that every living species evolves to adapt to the changing environment.
- This book invites readers to think in terms of geological time, which is useful when considering the earth as an ecosystem that has survived for millennia.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What Is Evolution?
How Does Evolution Work?
Species and Speciation
Classification and the Tree of Life
Evidence for Evolution
Why Does Evolution Matter?