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A fascinating addition to this fabulous series about the major mass extinctions that have shaped the story of life on earth
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2021
Tyrannosaurus Rex tells the story of a remarkable predator with the strongest bite force ever recorded that dominated the world 66 million years ago but then became extinct. The Tyrannosaurus Rex has long captured the imagination because of its size and power and because the story of its extinction is unexpected. Packed full of information written by experts and matched by amazing illustrations that bring unimaginable landscapes and the animals in them to life.
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.
Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most famous and the most misunderstood superstar in the story life! This mightiest of dinosaurs - massive, green and scaly - or, as we now know, massive and partially feathered, with a keen sense of hearing, smell and great vision dominated the Cretaceous landscape. Everyone knows about the giant asteroid which struck Earth 66 million years ago ending the Age of the Dinsoaurs. Or did it? 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
'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 misunderstood dinosaur superstar is next in the series from TV science professor Garrod, chronicling Earth's biggest extinction events from the point of view of different creatures' -- Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
|Publication date:||14th October 2021|
|Publisher:||Zephyr an imprint of Head of Zeus|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Dinosaurs, Science, The Natural World|
|Collections:||Our Top Children's Christmas Book Recommendations for 2021,|
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. His previous books include So You Think You Know About... Dinosaurs? and The Chimpanzee and Me, published by Zephyr.More About Ben Garrod
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