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Extinct – Hallucigenia

Garrod, Ben/ Ugueto, Gabriel

A comprehensive look at the strongest force in nature. What causes extinction? Why do some species go extinct and not others, and what we can do to save endangered species?

A full-colour eight-book series by TV scientist, Professor Ben Garrod, that offers a comprehensive look at the strongest force in nature. What causes extinction? Why do some species go extinct and what we can do to save endangered species?

Ben Garrod explores some of the most iconic animals ever to walk, crawl, swim, waddle or stalk our planet. For as long as there have been species, there has been extinction. As many as 99% of species that have ever lived have gone extinct which means we have already lost an almost unbelievable 5 billion species from our planet. Ben Garrod shows how extinction is one of the most complex, interesting and important topics to study in science.

Each book will focus on one animal lost to extinction: at their evolution, anatomy, behaviour, habitat and their food chain to reveal what led to their extinction. With ‘New Science’ and ‘Ask the Expert’ sections, each book will tell a different extinction story, from mass extinctions caused by asteroids or mega volcanoes, to over-hunting by humans and habitat destruction.

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