WTF, Evolution?!

WTF, Evolution?!

A Theory of Unintelligible Design

Book - 2014
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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?
Publisher: New York :, Workman Publishing,, 2014
ISBN: 9780761180340
Branch Call Number: 590.207 GRU
Characteristics: 265 pages : colour illustrations ; 14 X 18 cm

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goddessbeth
Sep 09, 2016

In three words: Hilarious. Must read.

This is a quick read, more a coffee table book than anything else. It's filled with gorgeous full-color pictures of bizarre animals, accompanied by facts about their bizarre evolutionary adaptations and a healthy dose of hilarity.

As scientific and educational books go, this may well be my favorite (at least of the short reads). I highly recommend it, even if you aren't into biology.

MelSJCPL Mar 07, 2015

Great facts but surprisingly light on LOLs.

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