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WTF, Evolution!?

A Theory of Unintelligible Design

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WTF, Evolution!? by Workman Publishing
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From the hilarious and world famous blog of the same name comes WTF, Evolution? A four-colour impulse 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 tamarin, a monkey with a moustache bigger than its face (apparently made during Evolution's hipster phase); the flannel moth, which, as a larva, looks convincingly like Donald Trump's hair; the macaque, endowed with an enormous pink butt; spiders made to look like bird poop; and a warty pig with a blue rocker mohawk. Much additional sidebar material is incorporated throughout, such as: special features on plants and extinct animals, top ten lists (e.g., weirdest noses of all time), letters from evolution throughout history in the style of explorer's logs, passive aggressive (okay, sometimes aggressive) notes to evolution from disgruntled creatures, and other miscellany. WTF, Evolution? captures the sweetness of Unlikely Friendships, the awkwardness of Awkward Family Photos, and the real science and humorous bent of Why Do Men Have Nipples?

Author Biography

Mara Grunbaum, founder of the viral Tumblr WTF, Evolution? (1.4 million views), is currently an associate editor at Science World, Scholastic's science magazine for middle- and high-school students, where she writes about everything from the biology of whiskers to mining palladium on the moon. Her work has also appeared in PopularScience, Discover Magazine, OnEarth, and ScientificAmerican.com, among others. Mara is a graduate of NYU's master's program in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting. In 2012, she co-wrote and acted in a video parody called "Sh*t Scientists Say," which spread rapidly through the scientific community and has been viewed on YouTube nearly 140,000 times to date. She is currently pursuing web video projects with both NOVA and the BBC's "Earth Unplugged" series. Mara lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2014
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Full colour photography throughout
Imprint
Workman Publishing
Pages
272
Dimensions
180x140x15
ISBN-13
9780761180340
Product ID
22105322

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