HOW LIFE BEGAN by Melvin Berger

HOW LIFE BEGAN

Age Range: 8 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Dramatic, oversized paintings and a brief text take the reader from the creation of the universe to modern Homo sapiens. This impressive-looking overview suffers somewhat from a lack of captions (e.g., several forms of ``early man `' are discussed but it's not indicated which is illustrated) and from oversimplification (Berger opens with ``The Big Bang'' as fact rather than as one of several theories). Dinosaurs are overemphasized and dramatically but conventionally portrayed; some readers may be confused by including non-dinosaurs in the ``dinosaur section'' without explanation. Still, a visually appealing introduction. Index. (Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: June 14th, 1991
ISBN: 0-385-24874-1
Page count: 45pp
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1991




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