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Title The mystery of life : how nothing became everything / Jan Paul Schutten ; illustrated by Floor Rieder ; translated by Laura Watkinson.
Author Schutten, Jan Paul, 1970- author.
Publication New York : Aladdin ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Word, 2015.
Description 229 pages : illustrations, color ; 24 cm
Call # 576 S
Note "Originally published in Dutch. Gottmer Uitgevers Groep 2013."
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.
Audience Ages 10-14.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Life (Biology) -- Juvenile literature.
Life -- Origin -- Juvenile literature.
Evolution -- Juvenile literature.
Discoveries in science -- Juvenile literature.
Discoveries in science. (OCoLC)fst00894959
Evolution. (OCoLC)fst00917265
Life (Biology) (OCoLC)fst00998188
Life -- Origin. (OCoLC)fst00998169
Genre Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Addl. Author Rieder, Floor, illustrator.
Watkinson, Laura, translator.
Addl. Title Raadsel van alles wat leeft. English
ISBN 9781582705255

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