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On The Origin of Species

On The Origin of Species

The first ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species; this accessible work brings evolution to the younger generation through stylish illustrations and a simple, easy-to-understand text. On The Origin of Species has been the definitive explanation of... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141388502
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Published 19 February 2019 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Radeva, Sabina
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ISBN-13 9780141388502
ISBN-10 0141388501
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 19 February 2019
International Publication Date 7 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Radeva, Sabina
Category General Picture Books
Animals
Evolution
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 225mm
Height: 285mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 531g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Natural selection - Pictorial works - Juvenile literature, Evolution Biology - Pictorial works - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 576.82
Catalogue Code 964228

Description of this Book

The first ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species; this accessible work brings evolution to the younger generation through stylish illustrations and a simple, easy-to-understand text. On The Origin of Species has been the definitive explanation of the theory of evolution since it was first published in 1859. Now molecular biologist and illustrator Sabina Radeva unites her two passions to create a 48-page retelling of this seminal text. Pulling together Darwin's observations from his travels around the world and his groundbreaking - and controversial - explanation of how species form, develop and change over hundreds of thousands of years, On The Origin of Species is as relevant and important now as it ever was.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Evolution explained, in this strikingly accessible picture book...perfect for a younger audience * Picture Book Blogger * A great introduction to one of the most important books ever written. * RTE Guide * Sabina's love of science and illustration combine wonderfully in this undeniably beautiful book, distilling Darwin's study down and then conveying it with complete clarity and obvious delight. * Sophy Henn * An entrancing picture-book retelling of Darwin's on the Origin of Species ... filled with informative, beautifully designed diagrams and maps. * The Guardian * Vibrantly illustrated ... a beautiful, accessible volume, a must for primary schools, libraries and beyond. * The Bookseller *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sabina Radeva is a graphic designer, illustrator, and teacher based in Oxford, England. In 2008 she graduated the Molecular Biology M.Sc. programs at Max Planck Institute, Germany. Gradually, she realised that her creative hobbies brought more happiness and fulfilment than working in the lab so she began to take on-line creative classes, read numerous design textbooks and attended art and design conferences. In 2009 she left science and started freelancing as a graphic designer. In 2015 she started her MA in Illustration studies at University of Hertfordshire. Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shropshire, England. He was educated at Edinburgh University and Christ's College, Cambridge. Between 1831 and 1836 he travelled in South America aboard the H.M.S Beagle to explore the geology and natural history of the area, and published his journal of findings in 1839. His most famous book On the Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, appeared in 1859 and is arguably one of the most important scientific works ever published. The theories of evolution and natural selection proposed in this book and The Descent of Man (1871) are still the subject of intense debate and scrutiny today. Charles Darwin died on 19 April, 1882 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

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