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Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Charles R., Jr. Ault


Thinking whimsically makes serious science accessible. That's a message that should be taken to heart by all readers who want to learn about evolution. This book invites readers into serious appreciation of Darwinian histories by deploying the playful thinking found in children's books. The book weds children's literature to recent research in paleontology and evolutionary biology. Inquiring into the origins of origins stories, the book presents three portraits of Charles Darwin—curious child, twentysomething adventurer, and elderly worm scientist. Chapters focusing on the origins of tetrapods ... More

Keywords: evolution, Charles Darwin, children's literature, evolutionary biology, fossil history, tetrapods, birds, comparative anatomy, paleontology, elephants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781501704673
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles R., Jr. Ault, author
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling