WTF, Evolution!?, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (7 ratings)

Description

This is a full colour book with more than 100 photographs of the world's weirdest, wackiest creatures.

Hilarious text accompanying the photos portrays Evolution as a character who proceeds clumsily and without direction, testing out every half-baked or ill-advised idea it comes up with until one of them finally sticks.

This haphazard methodology produces creatures like the emperor tamarind, a monkey with a moustache bigger than its face (apparently made during Evolution's hipster phase); the flannel moth, which, as larva, looks convincingly like Donald Trump's hair; the macaque, endowed with an enormous pink bottom; spiders made to look like bird poop; and a warty pig with a blue rocker Mohawk.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, full colour photographs throughout
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humour
  • ISBN: 9780761180340

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This is a hilarious book and my father, a professor of biology, enjoyed it as well. The photographs are excellent and the author clearly did her research. I was educated as well as entertained.

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4

This is the funniest book on evolution ever written. Wait, funniest? That's a weird adjective to append to such a topic. Well, yeah, but it would be the funniest even if other books on evolution were funny. It's that funny. Seriously though, it's a welcome break if you find yourself reading a slew of books on the same subject matter, and need to give your brain a bit of respite. Very clever, and very hilarious.

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4

Really entertaining while also showcasing a lot of weird organisms that I hadn't heard of before. It's a little annoying that evolution is anthropomorphized since it reinforces the misconception that evolution is purposeful.

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5

Utterly and completely hilarious. I loved the "conversations" with Evolution.

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5

Utterly and completely hilarious. I loved the "conversations" with Evolution.

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