Bones, Brains And Dna; The Human Genome And Human Evolution


This is a magnificent science resource book that graphically describes how scientists - armed with theories, data, technology, and a sense of humor - have helped shed new light on human origins.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

With incredible graphics and lots of fun details, this is an incredible book. It's a great way to teach science.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

The teacher picked this book for me. It was surprising because I have never seen any of this. I learned about cave men. I liked the pictures and the cavemen. I would recommend this for my little brother because he would think this is kind of cool.

Parent Reaction

This book is a jewel; the title doesn't give the book its justice. The authors know how to keep their readers engaged and interested in the topic. The graphics and illustrations complement the text and grab the reader’s attention. This book is a jewel.

Type of Book:
This is an engaging look at genetic science and the scientific process. This is a High Interest / Low Readability option.
Educational Themes:

Scientists must answer the what, where, why, when and how questions if they want to resolve challenges they face. Scientists work carefully and follow the facts wherever they lead. They share findings and hunches with colleagues when opportunities allow. Success, as a scientist occurs when his or her peers express appreciation for their contribution. This book is filled with challenges and opportunities.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
12 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 to 12
Age of child:
Read by a student at Robbinsdale Cooper High School, New Hope, MN. This was part of our Use Your ABCs classroom literacy project.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This book will become a standard for the genre of science works for adolescent readers. This book is of interest and value for serious science study. It also has its humorous side . “Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones….

Title Bones, Brains and DNA: The Human Genome and Human Evolution
Author Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle
Publisher Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc. © 2007
Illustrators Patricia J. Wynne
ISBN 9781593730567
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Science, Health & Wellness
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