Astonishing Science. Spectacular museum.
New from the author of the bestselling Why is snot green? and How loud can you burp?
By Glenn Murphy
Publication date: 2 April 2010
Evolution and genetics are like a map for exploring the whole world of living things. Along the way, we've discovered some pretty shocking stuff about the links between poodles and polar bears, and fruit flies and people! Trace the history of life right back to our earliest ancestors, and you'll be amazed at what you'll find. This book tells you everything you need to know, with none of the boring bits!
Glenn Murphy wrote his first book, Why is Snot Green? while managing the Explainer team at the Science Museum in London.
Favourite science fact: the eye of a colossal squid measure 27cm (almost a foot) across. It has the largest eyes of any animal in the world.