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What Mr Darwin Saw

What Mr Darwin Saw
 

A colourful and fascinating introduction to the life and work of one of the world's most important scientists.

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ISBN 9781847801074
Barcode 9781847801074
Published 1 April 2010 by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Manning, Mick
Illustrated by Granstrom, Brita
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ISBN-13 9781847801074
ISBN-10 1847801072
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication Date 1 April 2010
International Publication Date 18 March 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Illustrated by Manning, Mick
Illustrated by Granstrom, Brita
Category History
Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
General Picture Books
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 278mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 227g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Evolution Biology - Juvenile literature, Voyages and travels - Juvenile literature, Natural history - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 576.82092
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

In 1831, at only 22 years old, Darwin was offered the position of Naturalist on HMS Beagle's world voyage. He was set to become a clergyman but returns after five years at sea an inspired genius. This book follows the journey of HMS Beagle, showing life on-board the ship for Darwin, the captain, crew and the expedition's artist. The reader sees Darwin discovering and observing insect life in Brazil, fossils in Argentina , earthquakes in Chile and turtles in the Galapagos Islands. The reader is therefore able to follow the steps which led to Darwin's inspired theory of evolution, while also showing the adventures and escapades he had during the voyage. A fascinating and colourful story of Darwin's life, this book also introduces young readers to one of the world's most important scientists and his discoveries. 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The inviting illustrations and manageable blocks of text will attract a wide range of readers. Carousel A beautiful gift for any KS2 child who is curious about natural history. Because of the careful balancing of differing points of view, the book could also be effectively used to introduce the work of Darwin to a KS2 class as part of a science curriculum. English 4-11 Book of the Month: Cleverly mixes cartoon style graphics with factual text. Green Parent
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTROEM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles; Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life; What Mr Darwin Saw; Tail-End Charlie; Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge; Woolly Mammoth; and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship; Pharoah's Egypt; Greek Hero. MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTROEM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles; Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life; What Mr Darwin Saw; Tail-End Charlie; Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge; Woolly Mammoth; and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship; Pharoah's Egypt; Greek Hero.

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