The story of life on Earth through the planet's major mass extinctions. Dunkleosteus, the famous armoured fish, weighing one tonne, is among the most iconic animals to ever walk, swim or stalk our planet. TV scientist Professor Ben Garrod makes top level science accessible, whether you're 8 or 80, in this unique exploration of the most destructive, yet most creative force in nature. A collectable, full-colour, eight-book series, illustrated by paleoartist Gabriel Ugueto. We have already lost an almost unbelievable 5 billion species, making extinction one of the most complex, interesting and important topics in science. Each book focuses on the landscape of one extinction and one animal lost. The Late Devonian mass extinction was around 375 million years ago when 70 per cent of species were lost forever. Among them, the one-tonne Dunkleosteus, with a bite ten times stronger than a great white shark. What was life like living in the shadow of such a terrifying predator? Why did this mass extinction only affect the oceans and why did it take so long? With an additional 'Ask the Expert' section, stunning full colour art on every page, glossary and pronunciation guide, each book reveals a different extinction story, from mass extinctions caused by asteroids or mega volcanoes, to over-hunting by humans and habitat destruction.
This is Book 2 in the Extinct Series. See all Extinct books here.
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