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Darwin Day was a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12 2009, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth.
This picture reference book provides an absolutely terrific insight into one of the world's most famous scientists and is a great introduction to youngsters of an important piece of history. Darwin's adventure on the Beagle and his findings on the islands he visits are captured brilliantly through vibrant illustrations, text and fact boxes. It's a book that both parent and child can spend hours sharing. Published to coincide with the 200th anniverary of Darwin's birth as well as 150 years sinces the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species. It concludes with a simple explanation of the theory of evolution. Written by an outstanding team in the field of children's non-fiction, this is a book to enlighten and inspire young readers.
This lavish account of Darwin's life and of the voyage of the Beagle from 1831 to 1836 provides the most detailed but accessible account for children about Darwin, his discoveries and a part of his life that was so important to our understanding of evolution. Through straightforward text and extracts from his diary together with pull-out charts of the Beagle route, fact flaps, envelopes with letters and lots more it is sure to keep any reader, child or adult amused for hours and provides a personal and scientific account of the experiences that shaped and sharpened Darwin's mind including the plants, the people and the animals he encountered. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species it brings to life quite brilliantly Darwin’s discoveries.
Discover the world of Darwin through the diary of a ship's boy. Combining non-fiction and fiction but factually absolutely accurate, this book is published to coincide with Darwin's 200th birthday. It begins with a diary, told from the point of view of a child who works for Darwin whilst on that infamous voyage on the Beagle. The informative text and beautiful, detailed illustrations make this a wonderfully involving read. You almost feel on board the Beagle as you read it. Finally, at the end of the book is an illustrated reference chapter with everything a 7-10 year old needs to know about this famous and controversial scientist.
We have a small selection of books to help your children discover more about this influential scientist.
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