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.
Here are the superstars of the story of life, from the super-weird to the super-ferocious. Usually a species has 10 million years or so of evolving, eating, chasing, playing, maybe doing homework, or even going to the moon before it goes extinct.
Hallucigenia was a super-weird, spiky, armoured worm that lived 450 million years ago. Scientists were, at first, unsure of which way round it went, and which way up. But here you will discover all Hallucigenia's secrets: where it lived, what it ate, why it was so weird and why it is so important in the story of life.
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
'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.
'Ben Garrod's knowledge and enthusiasm for dinosaurs is both impressive and infectious' Books for Keeps, on So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?.
'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, on Dunkleosteus