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Taking science education across the world

Our future depends on exploring all the frontiers of science, on innovative technologies based on these explorations and on the development of scientific literacy in all peoples through science education.

A Writing Life

I began my writing life by keeping a nature journal when I was thirteen but I had to wait until I was thirty three before my first book was published! I was very lucky though. The first publisher to see my work encouraged me to continue and develop and eventually published my first book.

My first book Life science was published in 1981 and was reprinted several times in the eighties. When I showed it by way of introduction to a group of teachers in 1990 one screamed “I used that!” It may well be that some grandparents today used this book with its distinctive cover.

Life Science

A chance call by Merit (science kit makers) to my publishers (Hulton Educational) while I was finishing Life Science led to me also devising their Microworld Microscope sets which came out later in the year.


These two set me off on my writing career shown below. Many of my out of print books are still available on Amazon and Microworld sometimes appears on e Bay as a collectors item!

For a complete list of my books, please see the books page.

My Books

Follow the links below to find out more about my books and book series, as well as downloadable resources for teachers and parents using my books.

Books for Primary Schools
Books for Secondary Schools

Books and Resources for Teachers

Contact Me

I can be contacted in the following ways. If you have a picture for the Natural World Photo Gallery or the Science Exhibition Gallery, please send it by email.