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The mystery of life, how nothing became everything, Jan Paul Schutten ; illustrated by Floor Rieder ; translated by Laura Watkinson

Label
The mystery of life, how nothing became everything, Jan Paul Schutten ; illustrated by Floor Rieder ; translated by Laura Watkinson
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
resource.interestAgeLevel
Ages 10-14
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The mystery of life
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
895388361
Responsibility statement
Jan Paul Schutten ; illustrated by Floor Rieder ; translated by Laura Watkinson
Sub title
how nothing became everything
Summary
"No generation has yet had to cope with the kind of rapid changes in science and technology that are facing today's teens. This is why "STEM education" is the latest buzz term and science literacy is enjoying a renewed focus. A foundation in basic science is key. With decades of scientific knowledge behind him and a genuine sense of fun in his approach, Jan Paul Schutten rewards curiosity with engaging explanations about some of the most complicated scientific issues that exist, and tells readers that there is much left to discover. For example: Why does the paramecium deserve a standing ovation? How do you build a planet? Does a tree want to be tall? How does a bacterium turn into a blue whale? How can you survive without a rear end? How can you yourself see evolution at work? Why would aliens most likely be meat-eaters? Are scientists not telling us everything?"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Marvels, mysteries, and you -- How old is the Earth? -- The history of everything in 1,620 words -- The greatest scientific idea of all time -- Evolution in brief -- All about the family -- How life on Earth began -- Surviving in the primeval oceans -- Half human, half fish -- Has the story of evolution been proven for sure? -- From mouse to man
Target audience
juvenile