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Hallucigenia
13 May 2021 * EBOOK * £7.99 * 9781838935283

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

Non Fiction / YNNA (Children's Non-fiction)
Extent: 128 pages  Illus: 50 integrated colour
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
Dunkleosteus
Trilobite
Lisowicia
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Megalodon
Thylacine
Also in Extinct - The Story of Life on Earth series
HallucigeniaExtinct - The Story of Life on Earth, 1Ben 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.

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.

Also includes:
* 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 and an award-winning science broadcaster. He has worked throughout Africa and Asia for the last 20 years and has broad experience in working with wild chimpanzees and orangutans, tackling habitat destruction and investigating issues surrounding the illegal bushmeat trade. He has a background in veterinary biology and sits as a trustee, ambassador and patron for numerous national and international conservation charities. 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. Find Gabriel @serpenillus on Twitter and Instagram and gabrielugueto.com

Great value and collectability for schools, libraries, museums, gifting: Hallucigenia (bk 1), Dunkleosteus (bk 2), Trilobite (bk 3), Lisowicia (bk 4), T. rex (bk 5), Megalodon (bk 6), Thylacine (bk 7), Hainan Gibbon (bk 8). Build your library.

Ultimate author/artist combo; motivational top-level science for 9+. Innovative, stimulating, inspirational pathways to new discoveries.

Huge growth in children's non fiction, but there's nothing else like our package on the market. Features the latest research from international scientists, a glossary and pronunciation guide.

CBMC: D5F79

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 SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT... DINOSAURS?:
'Garrod writes flawlessly with his own unique blend of well-honed skill as a scientist as well as the contagious curiosity and endless exploratory mindset usually reserved for children' BBC Wildlife Magazine.
'Brilliantly dynamic, fascinating and original books on a topic you might think you and your kids know everything about but Dr Ben Garrod proves otherwise' Vicki Psarias, HonestMum.
'TV scientist and biologist Garrod shines a fresh, contemporary light on this ever-popular topic' The Bookseller.
'Ben Garrod's knowledge and enthusiasm for dinosaurs is both impressive and infectious'
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