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Head of Zeus
Trilobite
Trilobite by Ben Garrod, illustrated by Gabriel Ugueto
 Extinct the Story of Life on Earth, 3

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.

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.

Trilobite was a super-invader with its stomach in its head. 20,000 species of them survived over millions of years and even through two mass extinctions. Discover the secrets of these successful super-invaders and the Great Dying event which finally eliminated them 250 million years ago.

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

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
13 May 2021 * 128pp * £7.99 * 9781838935344
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
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
PRAISE FOR BEN GARROD:

'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, on Dunkleosteus.

'Ben Garrod's knowledge and enthusiasm for dinosaurs is both impressive and infectious' Books for Keeps, on So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?.

'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
Author
Ben Garrod
Ben Garrod
Ben Garrod is Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia. He broadcasts regularly on TV and radio, most recently the BBC Mammoth Hunters documentary with Sir David Attenborough and BBC This Morning for a new dinosaur discovery, and is trustee and ambassador of a number of key conservation organisations. His previous books include The Chimpanzee and Me and his eight-book series Extinct, The Story of Life on Earth, published by Zephyr. Ben lives in Bristol and Norwich. 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. gabrielugueto.com Twitter/Instagram: @serpenillus
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