The Importance of Evolution Theory Reviews

The Importance of Atomic Theory: ISBN 978-1-60152-786-8 / eBook: 978-1-60152-787-5
The Importance of Cell Theory: ISBN 978-1-60152-888-9 / eBook: 978-1-60152-889-6
The Importance of Germ Theory: ISBN 978-1-60152-890-2 / eBook: 978-1-60152-891-9
The Importance of the Laws of Motion: ISBN 978-1-60152-892-6 / eBook: 978-1-60152-893-3
The Importance of Evolution Theory: ISBN 978-1-60152-896-4 / eBook: 978-1-60152-897-1
The Importance of Plate Tectonic Theory: ISBN 978-1-60152-894-0 / eBook: 978-1-60152-895-7
School Library Connection, April 1, 2016

Far more than just explaining the science involved in six important scientific theories, these volumes cover their history, discovery, and development. The reader learns what ancient people thought, how and why that thinking changed, who the important people were, and the impact these changes in knowledge have had on cultures and countries over time. The reading level of these volumes is high. They are illustrated, though some illustrations are more decorative than informational. Important words and their definitions are highlighted by Words in Context boxes. Each volume includes chapter source notes, a list of important people, and suggestions for further research. Bibliography. Index. Websites.
Christine Graves, Educational Reviewer, Downers Grove, Illinois
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The Importance of Atomic Theory: ISBN 978-1-60152-786-8 / eBook: 978-1-60152-787-5
The Importance of Cell Theory: ISBN 978-1-60152-888-9 / eBook: 978-1-60152-889-6
The Importance of Germ Theory: ISBN 978-1-60152-890-2 / eBook: 978-1-60152-891-9
The Importance of the Laws of Motion: ISBN 978-1-60152-892-6 / eBook: 978-1-60152-893-3
The Importance of Evolution Theory: ISBN 978-1-60152-896-4 / eBook: 978-1-60152-897-1
The Importance of Plate Tectonic Theory: ISBN 978-1-60152-894-0 / eBook: 978-1-60152-895-7
School Library Journal, November 1, 2015

Gr 8 Up Tracing the evolution of six theories from their origins until present day, this well-researched series is packed with information that offers students a better understanding of the nature of science. Rich historical examples from key figures, many accompanied by quotes, illustrate the thinking behind the science while demonstrating the impact on both the discipline and society. Text-heavy, the books contain minimal images, but the ones that are present do their job well by illustrating, supporting, and making clear the material around them. Bright red “Words in Context” sidebars bring the glossary to the reader, flanking the text in which the vocabulary appears; unlike in similar titles, the in-text word does not appear in bold print. Source notes and a list of important people in the history of their fields are provided near the back of each volume, offering a wealth of resources should students choose to pursue further research. VERDICT A first-purchase consideration.