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How to make a human out of soup

How to make a human out of soup

Turner, Tracey, author; Kindberg, Sally, illustrator

How did human beings evolve? How did life on Earth begin? What are fossils? What are genes? Why do creatures become extinct? Prepare to boggle your mind as we try to answer some of the most important and amazing questions ever asked. Bring a packed lunch, and don't forget your time machine because we'll be doing a fair bit of time-travelling. Some protective clothing might be a good idea too, to cope with all the exploding volcanoes and meteorites. We'll be examining green slime (for a few billion years), popping in on the dinosaurs, meeting some of the strangest animals that ever lived, and saying hello to some close relatives you never knew you had. Welcome to the story of human evolution!

Book. English.
Published London: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Tracey Turner ; illustrated by Sally Kindberg
ISBN: 0349124132, 9780349124131
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: vii, 125 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Human evolution Juvenile literature.; Non-Fiction 9+.; Animals.

Author note

Author,Tracey Turner, is a former children's editor and author of many non-fiction books for children, including Hodder's Disgusting Dictionary and titles for the Dead Famous series and 101 Things You Need To Know. Tracey lives in Bath and has appeared at the Bath Literary Festival.

Illustrator,Sally Kindberg, has a vast experience of working on books and features, and running drawing workshops for both children and adults in venues as far apart as China and Shetland. As her childhood ambition to be an astronaut has not (yet) been realised, she explored the outer galaxies by drawing them. She is also working on the Short and Unlikely History of Sally Kindberg in comic strip form, and assembling a Dust Museum, which includes dust from the Great Wall of China and Dr. Who's Tardis.

Back cover copy

Don't know where you came from? You're about to find out...

Welcome to the story of human evolution!
Prepare to boggle your mind as we examine green slime, pop in on dinosaurs, discover what you have in common with a goldfish, and say hello to some close relatives you never knew you had.

And there's more! Can you...
* Take the great Chromosome Challenge?
* Survive the Great Dying?
* Make your own fossil?
* Extract your DNA?

With Quick Quizzes, True or False, and the odd spot of time travel, this is the story of human evolution that will make you go ape.