Alas, I’ve found 2 embarrassing errors in the first printing of my Beyond Science Standards: Play, Art, Coherence, Community. Anyone reading the book who was confused by these errors will find corrections in this post. And please alert me to any others you encounter! With good fortune, there will be a 2nd printing and thus a chance to make amends.
1. Page 110. “Lush forests displaced arid savannahs” should be “Arid savannahs displaced lush forests.” It may once have been “were replaced by.” No matter, it’s very embarrassing and confusing to the reader. This climate trend is properly described in many other instances in the chapter.
2. Page 122. The figure published has eight teeth, not seven (obviously). The figure presented in Ms. B.’s class did, in fact, illustrate just seven teeth. The John Day Horse Fossil Study Kit modified the original illustration. The original, published in Bruce MacFadden’s book on the evolution of the horse family, pictured eight teeth. My text matches the seven-tooth version. “Woodchuck” is missing.
Incorrect: “Ms. B. projects a figure with black and white drawings of seven teeth from living mammals: peccary, kangaroo, warthog, deer, rhinoceros, horse and the capybara (large rodent from South America).”
Corrected: Ms. B. projects a figure with black and white drawings of eight teeth from living mammals: peccary, kangaroo, warthog, deer, rhinoceros, horse, woodchuck, and the capybara (large rodent from South America).”