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Head of Zeus
Thylacine
Thylacine Ben Garrod, illustrated by Gabriel Ugueto
 Extinct - The Story of Life on Earth, 7

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.

Thylacine was super-hunted. Wiped out by humans. The last wild thylacine was shot in 1930, and the last captive one died in 1936. We humans are the only species with the power to eliminate other species from the story of life. But who are the winners and losers?

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

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

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Children's Non-fiction
03 Mar 2022 * 128pp * £7.99 * 9781838935467
REVIEWS
'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
PRAISE FOR BEN GARROD:

'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, on Dunkleosteus.

'This was a super book for us to read together ... Any budding paleontologists would be poring all over this and relishing the amazing array of facts and illustrations ... Well written with clear explanations of some tricky concepts – this is a book we can keep on the bookshelf for years' Toppsta reader review, parent, on Dunkleosteus.

''Wow, this book is absolutely stunning! The illustrations are spectacular in full colour. Alexander really loved this book! Very educational and well written' Toppsta reader review, parent, on Hallucigenia.

'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
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Hallucigenia
Dunkleosteus
Trilobite
Lisowicia
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Megalodon
Hainan Gibbon
Author
Ben Garrod
Ben Garrod
Ben Garrod is Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia. He broadcasts regularly on TV and radio and is trustee and ambassador of a number of key conservation organisations. He lives in Bristol. His previous books include So You Think You Know About... Dinosaurs? and The Chimpanzee & Me, published by Zephyr. Find Ben @Ben_garrod on Twitter and Instagram and bengarrod.co.uk
ALSO BY Ben Garrod
Illustrator
Gabriel Ugueto
Gabriel Ugueto
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. Find Gabriel @serpenillus on Twitter and Instagram and gabrielugueto.com
ALSO BY Gabriel Ugueto
Hallucigenia
Dunkleosteus
Trilobite
Lisowicia
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Megalodon
Hainan Gibbon
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So You Think You Know About Velociraptor?
Hallucigenia
Dunkleosteus
Trilobite
Lisowicia
Megalodon
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Thylacine
Hainan Gibbon