Alan J. Hesse is a conservation biologist with over twenty years of experience in Latin America. His work has taken him from the lowlands of tropical Bolivia to the Ecuadorian Andes, and he is currently based in Mexico where he works with the Latin America division of an international conservation NGO. It was during his early years setting up his first conservation project in Bolivia that Alan realised the potential of using cartoons - a lifelong hobby - as communication and education tools. Since his first efforts in this direction in 2000, Alan has created cartoons for over 30 projects across five continents, touching upon subjects as diverse as orangutan conservation in Borneo, Tegu lizard management in Bolivia, human-elephant conflicts in India, waste management in urban Africa, Andean forest management, illegal logging in Mongolia, British cave invertebrate diversity, and many more. Darwin and the Theory of Natural Selection is one of the author’s latest works and was researched and created during his own four-month stay on the Galápagos islands in 2009. --Este texto se refiere a una edición agotada o no disponible de este título.. In 1859, Charles Darwin unveiled to the world a theory so controversial that it shook the very foundations of science and theology. This funny, historically and scientifically accurate comic explains Darwin's theory in clear language, and provides thoroughly researched insight into Darwin's thought process and the pressures he had to deal with. As an educational graphic novel, the book provides an entertaining learning experience for curious kids, and is perfect for science teachers who want to teach evolution in their classrooms. It is also great for any adult interested in natural history, Darwin and his theory, and Victorian scientific exploration in general. Charles Darwin: the comic What you will discover How the field observations made by Darwin and his crew while visiting the legendary Galápagos islands eventually led to the Theory of Natural Selection How Darwin tapped into the scientific minds of his time and related with his peersDarwin's inner struggle while developing his work, including the dilemma he faced as a God-fearing ChristianThe little-known truth behind how the Theory of Natural Selection was actually stumbled uponHow the Theory actually works, explained in simple language and with cartoon illustrationsExtend your knowledge and that of your kids in finally understanding the only scientific explanation for Life on Earth by traveling back in time to enter the mind of Charles Darwin!
My 12 year old daughter really enjoyed reading this book My 12 year old daughter really enjoyed reading this book. She already knew something about Charles Darwin from a Horrible Histories song about him on TV so was very interested to find out about him. This book really helped her to understand who Darwin was, his historical context and why his discoveries were so important. She found the story entertaining and easy to follow and she really liked the illustrations which are lighthearted and lively. As an adult I also found the book very engaging and educational and I found the final section on Darwin's legacy and the very clear explanation of his theories about natural selection genuinely enlightening.
Excellent book The theory of natural selection has always fascinated me and at last it is explained in a visually stimulating and clear way. As a head teacher, I recommend this book. I am sure school pupils as well as older students will enjoy the marvellous cartoon narrative and concise text.
A must for every home and school library! A fantastic book for all ages - packed with information and brilliant illustrations with wonderful humorous touches in the detail.
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