The story of life on Earth through the planet's major mass extinctions. Book four, Lisowicia, focuses on a massive nine-tonne, elephant-sized animal. TV scientist Professor Ben Garrod presents a unique exploration of major mass extinctions and how they affected the most iconic animals ever to walk swim, waddle or stalk our planet, in a collectable, full-colour eight-book series, illustrated by foremost palaeoartist Gabriel Ugueto.
201 million years ago, and unlike previous events, the End Triassic mass extinction left lots of clues as to what caused it. Among the victims was Lisowicia, a massive nine-tonne, elephant-sized animal which, in many ways, was a cross between a reptile and a mammal, but not quite either!
With an additonal 'Ask the Expert' section, stunning full-colour art on every page, glossary and pronunciation guide, each book will reveal a different extinction story, from mass extinctions caused by asteroids or mega volcanoes, to over-hunting by humans and habitat destruction.
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.
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.