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A. P. H. Oliver

The author A. P. H. Oliver has collected shells for many years in various parts of the world and has an extensive private collection, which was the source for many of the illustrations in this book.
Sir Patrick Moore

Sir Patrick Moore has been popularizing astronomy for 50 years and has written more than 60 books on the subject. He is the presenter of the world's longest running television series, The Sky At Night, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007, and has been commemorated with a set of Royal Mail stamps. In 1967 he was awarded the OBE for his services to astronomy, followed in 1988 by the CBE; in 2000 he was awarded a BAFTA, then, in 2001, he received a knighthood and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Andy Philips

Consultant editor, Andy Philips adviser to the Geographical Association
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