<p><b>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. </b></p><p>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.</p><p><i>Hallucigenia</i> 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 <i>Hallucigenia's</i> secrets: where it lived, what it ate, why it was so weird and why it is so important in the story of life.</p><p>'Eye-opening science with striking artwork' <b><i>Sunday Times</i> 'Best Children's Books for Summer 2021'</b></p><p>Collect all eight books about animals we have lost in mass extinctions caused by asteroids or mega-volcanoes, clashing continents and climate change.</p><p>Also includes: <br />* Past brought to full-colour life by palaeoartist Gabriel Ugueto <br />* Ask an Expert contributions from leading scientists <br />* Glossary and pronunciation guide</p>
<p>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.</p>
A truly gripping and awe-inspiring series of books... An awesome way in which to learn tons and have a great time doing it'
'Ben Garrod – award-winning broadcaster and Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia – is famous for making top level science accessible to everyone. His new series is no exception, and explores eight iconic species (one per book) lost in a mass extinction, each book crammed with Gabriel Ugueto's stunning illustrations'
'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
'Eye-opening science with striking artwork reveals our lost creatures'
'Eye-opening new series'
<p>Build your library. Great value and collectability for schools, libraries, museums, gifting: Hallucigenia, Dunkleosteus, Trilobite, Lisowicia, T. rex, Megalodon, Thylacine, Hainan Gibbon.</p>
<p>Ben will be on our screens with Sir David Attenborough from December 2021 in a BBC Mammoth Hunters documentary. Ultimate author/artist combo; motivational top-level science. Innovative, stimulating, inspirational pathways to new discoveries.</p>
<p>Features the latest research from international scientists, a glossary and pronunciation guide.</p>
<p>Gabriel Ugueto has 63.6k followers on Instagram.</p>
<p>For 9+ readers.</p>
<p>MARKET: A contemporary take on DK; <i>Lost Animals: The Story of Extinct, Endangered and Rediscovered Species</i>, John Whitfield; <i>End of the Megafauna</i>, Ross D.E. MacPhee.</p>