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Head of Zeus
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex by Ben Garrod, illustrated by Gabriel Ugueto
 Extinct the Story of Life on Earth, 5

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.

Tyrannosaurus rex, the most famous and the most misunderstood superstar in the story of 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 Dinosaurs. Or did it?

Head of Zeus, a Zephyr book * Children's Non-fiction
05 Jan 2023 * 128pp * £10.99 * 9781838935399
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
'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
PRAISE FOR BEN GARROD:

'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.

'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, on Trilobite.

'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.

'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, 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 So You Think You Know About... Dinosaurs? and The Chimpanzee and Me, published by Zephyr. Ben lives in Bristol. Find Ben @Ben_garrod on Twitter and Instagram and bengarrod.co.uk
ALSO BY Ben Garrod
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
ALSO BY Gabriel Ugueto
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