LIFE (Innbundet)

- A Short Journey Through 4 Billion Years


Dag O. Hessen

Norwegian title: Livet
Norwegian subtitle: en kort reise gjennom fire milliarder år
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2009
Pages: 160
Illustrator: Markhus, Rune
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202307608
Age: 14 - 18
Overview Livet

16 year-old Eirik is taking the train from Bodø to Oslo and the day following his arrival, he will be taking a biology exam that he is dreading.

Eirik’s journey is a very strange one. An old man also boards the train and, together, the two of them travel through four millenniums. Charles shows Eirik the strangest life forms. The evolution of life begins…

An unusually exciting introduction to Darwin’s theory of evolution.

It is important that books like these are published, for they are excellent keys to - and raisers of - interest for science and further learning.

The book is of sorts a lovely combination of the movies Back to the Future, the deep sea thriller The Abyss and Jurassic Park. This is the Sophies World of Biology, and since it is just 153 pages - anyone can get through it.

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Reviews Livet

God interessevekker

"(...) det svært viktig at slike bøker utgis; nettopp fordi det er en god nøkkel og interessevekker for vitenskapen og videre læring."

Eirik Hvaal Stenberg (18), Aftenposten, Si ;D

"(...) boka kan minne om en herlig syntese av både ”Tilbake til fremtiden”, dyphavs sci-fi’en ”The Abyss” og ”Jurassic Park”. Dette er biologiens svar på ”Sofies verden”, og med sine 153 sider, er den overkommelig selv for dem med manglende leselyst og leseferdigheter."

Camilla Mathisen, Bladet Biolog

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Author Dag O. Hessen

Dag O. Hessen is a Professor of Biology at the University of Oslo. He has written many scientific works on themes like ecology and evolution. He has also published ten popular science books about evolution, biology and the environment. His work is found at the crossroads of biology and philosophy. He has received several awards for his promotion of popular science, among them the Riksmålsprisen in 2008.

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