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Megalodon
03 Mar 2022 * EBOOK * £7.99 * 9781838935436

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.

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
MegalodonExtinct - The Story of Life on Earth, 6by Ben 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.

Megalodon, the super-predator, had the most powerful bite force ever measured! Terrorizing the oceans, it hunted with stealth and skill, but even Megalodon died out, along with 50 percent of marine mammals, 2.5 million years ago.

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. He broadcasts regularly on TV and radio and is trustee and ambassador of a number of key conservation organisations. He lives in Bristol. His previous books include So You Think You Know About... Dinosaurs? and The Chimpanzee & Me, published by Zephyr. 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

Build your library. Great value and collectability for schools, libraries, museums, gifting: Hallucigenia, Dunkleosteus, Trilobite, Lisowicia, T. rex, Megalodon, Thylacine, Hainan Gibbon.

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

Features the latest research from international scientists, a glossary and pronunciation guide.

For 9+ readers.

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.


'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

PRAISE FOR BEN GARROD:
'It is really good to read ... The pictures were really helpful for imagining what life looked like when trilobites lived. I want to read the other books in the series now, especially the megalodon one' Toppsta reader review, age 11, on Trilobite.
'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.
'This was a super book for us to read together ... Any budding paleontologists would be poring all over this and relishing the amazing array of facts and illustrations ... Well written with clear explanations of some tricky concepts – this is a book we can keep on the bookshelf for years' Toppsta reader review, parent, on Dunkleosteus.
'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, on Dunkleosteus

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