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Head of Zeus
Hainan Gibbon
Hainan Gibbon Ben Garrod, illustrated by Gabriel Ugueto
 Extinct - The Story of Life on Earth, 8

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.

Can we make the Hainan gibbon a super-survivor? It's one of our closest living relatives and among the most endangered animals on our planet. Can we change our role in the story of life, from being super-careless to being super-savers and do what we can to help our most interesting, incredible and important species from going extinct? The future depends on us.

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
12 May 2022 * 128pp * £7.99 * 9781838935498
REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR BEN GARROD:

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

'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.

'This book is brilliant. It was interesting and so many facts I didn't know before ... The illustrations are great. Will be looking at other books in this series' Toppsta reader review, age 8, on Dunkleosteus.

'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.

'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
ALSO IN THE SERIES
Hallucigenia
Dunkleosteus
Trilobite
Lisowicia
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Megalodon
Thylacine
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
Hallucigenia
Dunkleosteus
Trilobite
Lisowicia
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Megalodon
Thylacine
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Hallucigenia
Dunkleosteus
Trilobite
Lisowicia
Megalodon
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Thylacine
Hainan Gibbon