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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Overall very glad I bought this for our library. She said after she read Sandwalk Adventure,s she immediately remembered the basic of natural selection again. Nov 16, Colin rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Informative enough if you didn’t know much about the topic, though. Aug 08, Emily Rogers rated it really liked it Shelves: So why not tell it as a great story? 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. This is truly a global cover, working just as well in English, auf Deutsch or any other language!

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.

I could see someone really, really into science being able to sit down and get through this, hpsler the average reader? Zanimljiv strip gdje dr.


The Cannons who are unrelated, by the way keep every creature they’re called upon to depict be it cell, dinosaur, dodo, or Darwin perky but never ridiculous, and Hosler, like Mark Schultz in Stuff, balances science and evolutoin superbly.

The Adventures of Geo, Vol. Then again, the target audience my be young kids. There are certain points I feel they could have “hit” like coevolution, directional selection, stabilizing selection. Mar 11, Sam Bronstein rated it really liked it. Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannonthe illustrators of numerous graphic novels and comic books, both live in Minneapolis.

Want to Read saving…. Preview — Evolution by Jay Hosler. Fun fact from the book: Presents accurate facts in evoljtion non-threatening way lite lots of specific examples and reviews all the content at the end. Bloort’s tour is a comprehensive look at the ins and outs of evolution from natural selection and adaptation to convergent evolution and sexual selection. In The Stuff of LifeSquinch sgory Bloort convinced King Floorshby explaining genetics, that becoming sexual may be how the asexual Squinch can avoid impending extinction.

Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth by Jay Hosler

Nov 10, Sara rated it it was amazing. The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic: Dec 01, Rachel rated it it was amazing Shelves: If appropriate, I will post a book review.

Apr 15, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Is there an electronic version of this book? The book concludes with a “Suggested Reading” page and a glossary. I really like science and I decided to translate your book for my master degree thesis. 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.


Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth

Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannonillustrators of numerous graphic novels and comic books, live in Minneapolis. Maybe I should teach the class using nothing but comics for readings?

I invite readers’ comments. The writer taught me so much and the illustrators visualized the science perfectly. I would reccomend this book to a friend because it teaches a little how earth was created. Hopefully the target audience get their hands on this one. From time to time, my office receives publisher’s copies of books, uninvited and not upon eearth request.

The information itself is also fascinating. The black-and-white illustrations and lettering are easy to follow, but the Cannons seem to have only one set of characters. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Read it in a day. Unfortunately I don’t see many kids or teens picking this up on their own, aside from that rare breed that really loves to read about science truth be told, I was one of those kids and would have loved this at about age As I’ve often said, there are two kinds of science-themed graphic novels.

This graphic novel is not your typical graphic novel—it is educational and fun at the same time. The groveling bits got a little tiresome squinches are pretty egotistical dictators apparentlybut the kid squinch was less of a narcissist than the monarch that was in the first novel.