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Hainan Gibbon
12 May 2022 * EBOOK * £7.99 * 9781838935498

TV scientist Ben Garrod presents the biggest extinction events ever, told from the point of view of evolution's superstars, the most incredible animals ever to swim, stalk, slither or walk our planet. The final book in the series.

Non Fiction / YNNA (Children's Non-fiction)
Extent: 128 pages  Illus: 50 integrated colour
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Hainan GibbonExtinct the Story of Life on Earth, 8by Ben Garrod, illustrated by Gabriel Ugueto

TV scientist Ben Garrod presents the biggest extinction events ever, told from the point of view of evolution's superstars, the most incredible animals ever to swim, stalk, slither or walk our planet. Whether you're 9 or 90, his unique exploration of the most destructive, yet most creative, force in nature makes top level science fun.

Can we make the Hainan gibbon a super-survivor? It's one of our closest living relatives and among the most endangered animals on our planet. Can we change our role in the story of life, from being super-careless to being super-savers and do what we can to help our most interesting, incredible and important species from going extinct? The future depends on us.

Collect all eight books about animals we have lost in mass extinctions caused by asteroids or mega-volcanoes, clashing continents and climate change.

* Past brought to full-colour life by palaeoartist Gabriel Ugueto
* Ask an Expert contributions from leading scientists
* Glossary and pronunciation guide

Ben Garrod is Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia. He broadcasts regularly on TV and radio, most recently the BBC Mammoth Hunters documentary with Sir David Attenborough and BBC This Morning for a new dinosaur discovery, and is trustee and ambassador of a number of key conservation organisations. His previous books include So You Think You Know About... Dinosaurs? and The Chimpanzee and Me, published by Zephyr. Ben lives in Bristol. Find Ben @Ben_garrod on Twitter and Instagram and bengarrod.co.uk
Gabriel Ugueto is a scientific illustrator, palaeoartist and herpetologist based in Miami, Florida. His work reflects the latest scientific hypotheses about the animals he reconstructs, and his illustrations have appeared in books, museums, journals, magazines, and TV documentaries. gabrielugueto.com Twitter/Instagram: @serpenillus

Build your library. Great value and collectability for schools, libraries, museums, and gifting.

Ben was on our screens in the BBC Mammoth Graveyard documentary, co-presenting with Sir David Attenborough. Ultimate author/artist combo; motivational top-level science. Innovative, stimulating, inspirational pathways to new discoveries.

Features the latest research from international scientists, a glossary and pronunciation guide.

Gabriel Ugueto has 63.6k followers on Instagram.

For 9+ readers.

MARKET: A contemporary take on DK; Lost Animals: The Story of Extinct, Endangered and Rediscovered Species, John Whitfield; End of the Megafauna, Ross D.E. MacPhee.


PRAISE FOR BEN GARROD:
'Eye-opening science with striking artwork reveals our lost creatures' Sunday Times, Best Children's Books for the Summer.
'An accessible, beautifully illustrated book that covers millions of years of natural history by focusing on one particularly deadly predator... I am intrigued to read the other books in the series' Cassie Lawrence, librarian, LoveReading.
'This book is brilliant. It was interesting and so many facts I didn't know before... The illustrations are great. Will be looking at other books in this series' Toppsta reader review, age 8, on Dunkleosteus.
'A truly gripping and awe-inspiring series of books... An awesome way in which to learn tons and have a great time doing it' VIP Reading.
'The size and colour of this book made me want to open it straight away... This is a must have series of books for any school library'
Angela Carr, teacher, LoveReading

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