Out of the Blue - How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas

Author(s): Elizabeth Shreeve; Frann Preston-Gannon (Illustrator)

Non-Fiction

Graceful, succinct prose and engaging illustrations trace the evolution of life on Earth out of the blue and back again.

Clear and inviting nonfiction prose, vetted by scientists--together with lively illustrations and a time line--narrate how life on Earth emerged "out of the blue." It began in the vast, empty sea when Earth was young. Single-celled microbes too small to see held the promise of all life-forms to come. Those microbes survived billions of years in restless seas until they began to change, to convert sunlight into energy, to produce oxygen until one day--Gulp --one cell swallowed another, and the race was on. Learn how and why creatures began to emerge from the deep--from the Cambrian Explosion to crustaceans, mollusks to fishes, giant reptiles to the rise of mammals--and how they compare to the animals we know today, in a lively and accessible outing into the prehistoric past that boils a complex subject down to its lyrical essence.

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General Fields

  • : 9781406399172
  • : Walker Books, Limited
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : June 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elizabeth Shreeve; Frann Preston-Gannon (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback
  • : 32