Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Prehistory/ Evolution Booklist

  1. When Fish Got Feet, Sharks Got Teeth, and Bugs Began to Swarm: A Cartoon Prehistory of Life Long Before Dinosaurs by Hannah Bonner
  2. When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth: A Cartoon Prehistory of Life before Dinosaurs by Hannah Bonner (both books by Ms Bonner are well and humorously illustrated and were educational to me too)
  3. The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs by Joanna Cole (features a good dinosaur age timeline)
  4. Bone Poems by Jeffrey Moss (very funny collection of dino poems)
  5. The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: An Illuminating History of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, Artist and Lecturer by Barbara Kerley (beautiful pictures and an eye-opening story of Mr Hawkins, the first man to show the world what dinosaurs may have looked like)
  6. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts DVD
Prehistory Timeline Project (instructions included)

  1. The Sandwalk Adventures: An Adventure in Evolution Told in Five Chapters by Jay Hosler
  2. The Voyage of the Beetle by Anne H. Weaver and George Lawrence
  3. Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution by Steve Jenkins
  4. Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters
  5. The Tree Of Life: The Wonders Of Evolution by Ellen Jackson
  6. Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story by Jennifer Morgan
  7. From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth's Story by Jennifer Morgan
  8. Mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story by Jennifer Morgan
  9. Other books on Charles Darwin from the Scientist Biographies booklist.
    Also see this booklist at Pharyngula.
Early Man
  1. The Best Book of Early People (The Best Book of) by Margaret Hynes (good intro text to hominids and prehistoric man)
  2. You Wouldn't Want to Be a Mammoth Hunter: Dangerous Beasts You'd Rather Not Encounter (You Wouldn't Want to...) by John Malam (hilarious but slightly gory account of prehistoric hunters and their ginormous game)
  3. Maria De Sautuola: The Bulls in the Cave (Remarkable Children Series, 2) by Dennis B. Fradin
  4. History News: The Stone Age News (History News) by Fiona Macdonald (collection of "articles" related to the Stone Age)
  5. Frozen Man (Redfeather Books.) by David Getz (discovery of the 5,000-year-old body of the Ice Man in the Italian Alps - read aloud or independent reading for >9 years old). View 3D images of the Ice Man here.

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