Nav: Home

Bang!: How We Came to Be | Paperback

by Michael Rubino (Author)


List Price: $17.00  
Available:  Usually ships in 24 hours
FREE Shipping on Qualified Orders
» View Details


Binding:  Paperback
Publisher:  Prometheus Books
Page Count:  69 Pages
Publication Date:  October 25, 2011
Sales Rank:  61495th



EDITORIAL REVIEWS


Product Description
"Bang! And that was it, the beginning of everything." So begins this beautifully illustrated, panoramic story of evolution. Author and illustrator Michael Rubino conveys not only the facts but also the excitement of the scientific explanation of our world, from the origin of the universe in the big bang to the present reality of our planet, teeming with life but threatened by overpopulation and pollution.Parents looking for an easy-to-understand guide to the scientific worldview for their children will find the perfect source here. The formation of stars and galaxies; the origin of our solar system and planet Earth; the epochal march of life from single-celled organisms through sponges, worms, insects, fish, dinosaurs, birds, and early mammals; and the evolution of the first humans from their simian cousins—it’s all here. This book is an eloquent blend of art and science that tells the most important story so far known.

SIMILAR PRODUCTS


Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be

Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be
by Daniel Loxton (Author), Daniel Loxton (Illustrator)

Evolution is the process that created the terrible teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex and the complex human brain, clever enough to understand the workings of nature. Young readers will learn how a British naturalist named Charles Darwin studied nature and developed his now-famous concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest. And how modern-day science has added to our understanding of the theory of evolution.

Can something as complex and wondrous as the natural world be...
Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story

Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story
by Lisa Westberg Peters (Author), Lauren Stringer (Author)

All of us are part of an old, old family. The roots of our family tree reach back millions of years to the beginning of life on earth. Open this family album and embark on an amazing journey. You'll meet some of our oldest relatives--from both the land and the sea--and discover what we inherited from each of them along the many steps of our wondrous past.
Complete with an illustrated timeline and glossary, here is the story of human evolution as it's never been told before....
Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities (For Kids series)
by Kristan Lawson (Author)

Darwin and Evolution for Kids traces the transformation of a privileged and somewhat scatterbrained youth into the great thinker who proposed the revolutionary theory of evolution. Through 21 hands-on activities, young scientists learn about Darwin’s life and work and assess current evidence of evolution. Activities include going on a botanical treasure hunt, keeping field notes as a backyard naturalist, and tying knots for ship sails like those on the HMS Beagle. Children also...
Older than The Stars

Older than The Stars
by Karen C. Fox (Author), Nancy Davis (Illustrator)

This lively and vibrant picture book offers an introduction to the science between The Big Bang theory and other cosmology that explains the beginning of the universe. In a way, we are all as old as the stars and the universe itself. In fact, every bit of every one of us was created billions of years ago from the same stuff as stars. Stunningly bright illustrations and simple verse tell the story of the cosmic connections that tie human beings to the beginning of the universe. Simple,...
Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution

Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Book of Evolution
by Jonathan Tweet (Author), Karen Lewis (Illustrator)

Where did we come from?

It's a simple question, but not so simple an answer to explain―especially to young children. Charles Darwin's theory of common descent no longer needs to be a scientific mystery to inquisitive young readers. Meet Grandmother Fish.

Told in an engaging call and response text where a child can wiggle like a fish or hoot like an ape and brought to life by vibrant artwork, Grandmother Fish takes children and adults through the history of life...

Billions of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story of Evolution

Billions of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story of Evolution
by Laurence Pringle (Author), Steve Jenkins (Illustrator), Jerry A. Coyne (Illustrator)

Ever since Charles Darwin revealed his landmark ideas about evolution in 1859, new findings have confirmed, expanded, and refined his concepts. Now, author Laurence Pringle, one of the nation's premier science writers, brings together the pillars of evidence that support our understanding of evolution in this ALA Notable Children's Book. Field biology, genetics, geology, paleontology, and medicine all add to the impressive structure of evidence. With a perfect blend of science and art, renowned...
The Story of Life: A First Book about Evolution

The Story of Life: A First Book about Evolution
by Catherine Barr (Author), Steve Williams (Author), Amy Husband (Illustrator)

At first, nothing lived on Earth. It was a noisy, hot, scary place. Choking gas exploded from volcanoes and oceans of lava bubbled around the globe... Then in the deep, dark ocean, something amazing happened. This is an exciting and dramatic story about how life began and developed on Planet Earth, written especially for younger children.

The authors explain how the first living cell was created, and how the cells multiply and create jellyfish and worms, and then fish with bendy necks,...

Little Changes

Little Changes
by Tiffany Taylor (Author), James Munro (Illustrator)

Meet the Rinkidinks... they live together in one large happy family, carefree and untroubled by the rest of the world. Until one day a natural disaster strikes which splits the group into two and leaves them each facing different challenges. It was a day that proved to have profound consequences for their future... Teach your children about the wonders of evolution with this fun story, and get them asking questions about the world they live in. Find extra information and related resources at...
The Best Book of Early People

The Best Book of Early People
by Margaret Hynes (Author), Mike White (Author)

Children are very curious about who their prehistoric ancestors were, how they lived, and what they may have looked like, and The Best Book of Early People by Margaret Hynes and Mike White is just the source to satisfy emerging anthropologists. Children will learn how early families survived, hunted, gathered into primitive settlements, began to use tools, and invented farming techniques. Step-by-step illustrations and captions explore ancient villages and the work of the scientists who find...

Who Was Charles Darwin?

Who Was Charles Darwin?
by Deborah Hopkinson (Author), Who HQ (Author), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)

As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded forconducting “useless” experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard The Beagle. Darwin collected new creatures from the coasts of Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands, and expanded his groundbreaking ideas that would change people's understanding of the natural world. About 100 illustrations and a clear, exciting...

Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

The Person You Become
Over the course of our lives, we shed parts of our old selves, embrace new ones, and redefine who we are. This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about the experiences that shape the person we become. Guests include aerobatics pilot and public speaker Janine Shepherd, writers Roxane Gay and Taiye Selasi, activist Jackson Bird, and fashion executive Kaustav Dey.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#479 Garden of Marvels (Rebroadcast)
This week we're learning about botany and the colorful science of gardening. Author Ruth Kassinger joins us to discuss her book "A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of the Way Plants Work." And we'll speak to NASA researcher Gioia Massa about her work to solve the technical challenges of gardening in space.