The story of life on Earth through the planet's major mass extinctions. In book three, it's Trilobites, some of the first anthropods. TV scientist Professor Ben Garrod presents a unique exploration of major mass extinctions and how they affected the most iconic animals ever to walk swim, waddle or stalk our planet. A collectable, full-colour eight-book series, illustrated by foremost paleo-artist Gabriel Ugueto.
50,000 species of Trilobites had survived for over 300 million years, and two mass extinctions. Then came the End Permian mass extinction, now known as the Great Dying. The Trilobites were some of the first arthropods – animals with jointed legs – which now includes insects and their relatives. But then they were gone, with the greatest mass extinction ever leaving the oceans, lands and skies almost empty. Ben Garrod explores the Trilobites' evolution, anatomy, behaviour, habitat and food chain to reveal what led to their extinction.
With an additonal 'Ask the Expert' section, stunning full-colour art on every page, glossary and pronunciation guide, each book will reveal a different extinction story, from mass extinctions caused by asteroids or mega volcanoes, to over-hunting by humans and habitat destruction.
'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 shiens a fresh, contemporary light on this ever-popular topic' The Bookseller.
'Ben Garrod's knowledge and enthusiasm for dinosaurs is both impressive and infectious' Books for Keeps.