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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 Feb 2022 * 128pp * £7.99 * 9781838935467
REVIEWS
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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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
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
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