Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth

by Jay Hosler
New York: Hill and Wang, 2011. 151 pages.

Reviewer Scott Hatfield praises Hosler’s graphic novel as both amusing and educational, writing, “Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth makes it clear that the ideas first glimpsed by Darwin are not confined to old textbooks, but instead form the basis of an active, lively field of scientific inquiry. Its engaging characters, informed content, and clever illustrations make this book an excellent selection for anyone, young or old, interested in learning more about evolution.” The chapters outlining the history of life possess “an epic feel, with the artists using a great variety of panel layouts that creatively address the needs of the material.”