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.
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.
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.
Collect all eight books about animals we have lost in mass extinctions caused by asteroids or mega-volcanoes, clashing continents and climate change.
* Past brought to full-colour life by palaeoartist Gabriel Ugueto
* Ask an Expert contributions from leading scientists
* Glossary and pronunciation guide
'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