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Head of Zeus
Hallucigenia
Hallucigenia Ben Garrod, illustrated by Gabriel Ugueto
 Extinct - The Story of Life on Earth, 1

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

'Eye-opening science with striking artwork reveals our lost creatures' Sunday Times 'Best Children's Books for Summer 2021'

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Children's Non-fiction
13 May 2021 * 128pp * £15 * 9781838935269
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
'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'
School Notices
'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'
The Times
'Eye-opening new series'
Sunday Times
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Dunkleosteus
Trilobite
Lisowicia
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Megalodon
Thylacine
Hainan Gibbon
Author
Ben Garrod
Ben Garrod
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
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
Dunkleosteus
Trilobite
Lisowicia
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Megalodon
Thylacine
Hainan Gibbon
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Hallucigenia
Dunkleosteus
Trilobite
Lisowicia
Megalodon
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Thylacine
Hainan Gibbon