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When the whales walked : and other incredible evolutionary journeys  Cover Image Book Book

When the whales walked : and other incredible evolutionary journeys / Dougal Dixon ; illustrated by Hannah Bailey.

Dixon, Dougal, (author.). Bailey, Hannah, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781912413973
  • ISBN: 1912413973
  • Physical Description: 63 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Publisher: Lake Forest, CA : Words & Pictures, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2018.

Content descriptions

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Includes index
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : What is evolution? -- A timeline of life on Earth -- Working out the evolutionary tree -- Nature's big experiment -- When fins became feet - When lizards went back into the water -- When reptiles grew wings -- When crocodiles ruled the world -- When snakes had legs -- When birds had teeth -- When whales walked on land -- When rhinos grew huge -- When elephants were tiny -- When birds stopped flying -- When mammals began to hunt -- When primates came down from the trees -- Evolution continues.
Summary, etc.:
Step back in time and discover a world where whales once walked, crocodiles were warm-blooded and snakes had legs! Meet terrifying giant birds, and tiny elephants living on islands in this fascinating creature guide like no other. Learn how whales once walked on four legs before taking to the oceans; how dinosaurs evolved into birds; and how the first cats were small and lived in trees. Featuring a stunning mix of annotated illustrations, illustrated scenes and family trees, evolution is explained here in a captivating and novel style that will make children look at animals in a whole new way.
Subject: Evolution (Biology) > Juvenile literature.
Evolution (Biology)
Genre: Illustrated works.
Illustrated works.
Juvenile works.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library J 576.8 DIXON 111398 J NON FICTION Checked out 09/16/2022

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