Anyone familiar with the children’s book illustrator Steve Jenkins will love this book on evolution aimed at kids age 8 and up:
Billions of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story of Evolution, by Laurence Pringle, with a Foreward by Jerry Coyne (Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mill Press, 2011), 102 pp.
Ever since Charles Darwin revealed his landmark ideas about evolution in 1859, new findings have confirmed, expanded, and refined his concepts. Now, author Laurence Pringle, one of the nation’s premier science writers, brings together the pillars of evidence that support our understanding of evolution. Field biology, genetics, geology, paleontology, and medicine all add to the impressive structure of evidence. With a perfect blend of science and art, renowned illustrator Steve Jenkins creates stunning new depictions of important concepts and key evolutionary scientists. More than fifty photographs capture natural marvels, including awe‑inspiring fossils, life-forms, and geological wonders. The result is a full, clear, and up-to-date account of the monumental evidence supporting the modern view of evolution.