Extinct: Megalodon


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.

Megalodon, the super-predator, had the most powerful bite force ever measured! Terrorizing the oceans, it hunted with stealth and skill, but even Megalodon died out, along with 50 percent of marine mammals, 2.5 million years ago.

Also includes:

  • Past brought to full-colour life by palaeoartist Gabriel Ugueto
  • Ask an Expert contributions from leading scientists
  • Glossary and pronunciation guide

  • Author: Ben Garrod
  • Illustrator: Gabriel Ugueto
  • ISBN: 9781838935429
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date of Publication: 2nd February 2023
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • Product Dimensions (cm): 21 x 15 x 1.5