Natural History Author and Expert Reader
My recent titles as contributing author are shown below. They give an idea of my range of commissions I am happy to undertake.
I am always interested in new commissions. Please contact me initially to discuss options.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley, 2008
This beautifully-illustrated family encyclopedia celebrates our incredible natural world, from the Arctic to the Amazon.
I contributed two chapters, covering Tropical Forests and Mountains.
[Order it from Amazon here]
OCEAN: THE WORLD'S LAST WILDERNESS REVEALED
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley, 2006
My wife Sue and I both contributed to this superbly illustrated and comprehensive volume.
Sue covered shallow seas, and I focussed on the open ocean and ocean floor, as well as contributing chapters on Biodiversity Hot Spots, Whale Migrations and Wind Farming.
[Order it from Amazon here].
PLANT TOP TENS
Publisher: Raintree Publishers, 2008.
A new series of books for grade 3-5 youngsters (reading age 8), on which I was consultant and co-author. Each book features the amazing lifestory of 10 different plants from that continent.
Africa's Most Amazing Plants
THE WILDLIFE YEAR
Publisher: Reader's Digest, 1991
I was one of a team of contributors to this attractive and informative book – and I learnt a great deal in the process about everything from Naked Mole Rats to Great Grey Shrikes.
I think it has worn well over the years; it still looks good and I continue to use it as a valuable reference.
[Second hand copies may be available from Amazon here.]
THE OXFORD CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1998 (out of print )
I was one of 69 authors of this exhaustive encyclopaedia for children, and was credited also as a "general consultant". I primarily covered plant subjects.
It was a really interesting challenge writing an informative and authoritative text with tight space constraints, while ensuring it was accessible for the target age group!