Have you ever wondered how much a woolly mammoth weighed?Or if there might be giant creatures hidden so deeply in the Amazon rainforest that they haven't been discovered by contemporary humans?
Or how entire species become extinct in the first place?
And what the heck is a Tratratratra? (apart from the noise your dad makes when he's trying to sing).
Then this is the book for you!
Continent by continent, this book tells the stories of how species, both ancient and modern lived, how they are and have been imagined by humans at different times in history. It tells us how they were discovered by modern science; and most of all how they came to be extinct. This book uses quick and funny cartoons, beautiful illustrations and quick-read statistics (great for kids who love to crunch numbers!) to talk about biodiversity, climate change, mythology, eco-systems and the direct and indirect impact of humans on the environment.
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