Matt Sewell's follow-up to the mega-hit Dinosaurs is a beautifully illustrated large format look at the amazing beasts that time forgot. These creatures were stunning in their variety – from sabre tooth tigers and woolly mammoths to 18-metre-long sharks and sloths the size of elephants. What do you know about the our planet's strangest extinct creatures?
Matt Sewell's follow-up to the mega-hit Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures is a beautifully-illustrated large format look at the amazing beasts that time forgot – from the well-known, such as the sabre-toothed tiger and woolly mammoth, to more obscure monsters that walked the earth millions of years ago.
Organized chronologically, the creatures illustrated and described include:
Sabre tooth tigers and woolly mammoths
Glyptodon – the armadillo as big as a VW Beetle car
Megalodon – the monster 60 foot (18m) shark
Water King penguin – the red and grey penguin the size of a man
Ornimegalonyx – the largest owl that ever existed
Deinotherium – the huge, elephant-like creature with tusks positioned on its lower jaw and curved, facing downwards
Short-nosed bear – the massive fearsome bear that kept North America human-free
Aurochs – the striped wild bull with huge horns
Megatherium – the giant sloth that was as large as a modern elephant
Less celebrated than the dinosaurs, these beasts are equally impressive. Enjoy Matt Sewell's characteristic watercolour illustrations and witty, fascinating descriptions of these amazing creatures that once did stalk the planet.