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.
Douglas Palmer is a science writer and academic currently teaching at Cambridge University. His articles appear regularly in New Scientist, BBC Wildlife magazine and Science magazine. He is the author of several books, including Earth, Atlas of the Prehistoric World, Neanderthal and The Illustrated Encycopledia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life.
Expert contributors from the 'Practical Parenting' team of health experts including midwives and obstetricians.
Steve Parke started working for Prince in 1988, after a mutual friend showed Prince some of Steve's photorealistic paintings. As Steve learned Photoshop and other design programs, Prince asked him to design everything from merchandise and album covers to sets for tours and videos. Eventually Steve became Paisley Park's official art director and spent a week out of every month in Minneapolis, often working through the night with Prince in a near-empty studio. In the late 90s, Prince asked Steve if he could use a camera. For the next several years, Steve took hundreds of shots of Prince, most of them in or around Paisley Park. What is unique about Steve is that he not only worked with Prince so intimately and for so long-the way very few other people did-but that, of the very few people who did, he's one of the only ones with photos.Steve is currently the photo editor for Faerie Magazine.
Derek and Julia Parker are internationally renowned experts in dream interpretation, predictive techniques and the occult. Derek Parker is former president of the Faculty of Astrological Studies. Julia Parker is a professional astrologer and writer.
Louise Parker has spent 20 years learning, researching, testing and improving The Louise Parker Method. Her clients include CEOs and celebrities too A-list to name, as well as figures from high society and royal family members from around the world. To date, over 11,000 people in more than 28 countries have completed a Louise Parker programme. Many are willing to pay thousands of pounds for the unique plan. Louise now runs the Louise Parker company with her husband Paul, who left his job 4 years ago to help keep up with the ever-increasing demand for The Louise Parker Method. They live in London with their 3 daughters.
Tracy Parker is a registered dietitian who has spent more than 15 years working with people with IBS. Six of those were spent as a research dietitian at Addenbrooke 's Hospital in Cambridge, England, studying the role of diet in the management of IBS and Crohn's disease.
Anjali Pathak is an exciting talent in the Indian food and spice arena with a fun loving and warm character. Having learnt the basics of Indian cookery from a young age, Anjali has stepped out of her heritage and works with spice and flavours from across the globe. She loves sharing recipes that are easy to follow for people that love to eat as well as love to cook. A respected chef, food writer and cookery teacher with qualifications from the prestigious Leiths School of Food & Wine, Wine Spirit & Education Trust (WSET) and a diploma in Diet & Nutrition, Anjali continues to go from strength to strength, regularly appearing in International media and television across the world. Her cookery masterclasses are always a sell out and you can find more information on Anjali on her popular website www.anjalipathak.com. Follow Anjali on Twitter and Instagram @anjali_pathak.
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.
Dr Patrizia Collard
Dr Patrizia Collard is an experienced MBCT and MBSR trainer and is a Senior Lecturer for Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (University of East London). Patrizia was also resident in Hong Kong and China for 9 years where she studied Taoism, Buddhism, Energy work, Meditation and Yoga.
Marguerite Patten worked for the Ministry of Food during the Second World War, in East Anglia and London. Marguerite was awarded the OBE for her services to the art of cookery in 1991. IN 1995 she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild of Food Writers.
Gill Paul is a non-fiction author and novelist. She studied Medicine at Glasgow University before deciding that a doctor's life was not for her. In non-fiction she specializes in Health and is the author of a number of titles including Food Hospital (tie-in to a major Channel 4 series), published by Penguin, and Perfect Detox.
When graphic designer Thomas Pavitte found himself between jobs, he started doodling to keep his creative juices flowing, experimenting with the dot-to-dot puzzles he remembered from his childhood. The result was a 6,239-dot reconstruction of the Mona Lisa, which then led to the 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book and its sequels. Constantly exploring new graphic ideas, Thomas lives in Melbourne, Australia, and shares his work at thomasmakesstuff.com.
Anna Pavord writes for the Independent, Country Life, Country Living and the Observer. She has authored several books, including the internationally acclaimed bestseller, The Tulip.
Paul Peacock is a keen beekeeper and gardener and has published articles for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Country Life and The Guardian. He is editor of Grow It! magazine.
Fred Pearce has reported on science, environment, and development issues from 64 countries over the past 15 years. Environment consultant of New Scientist magazine and a regular contributor to the Independent, Fred has also written reports and articles for WWF, the UN Environment Programme, the Red Cross, UNESCO, the World Bank, the Intermediate Technology Development Group, and the UK Environment Agency. His books have been translated into eight languages.
Pauline Pears (Garden Organic)
Ian Spence was right-hand man to BBC Gardener's World presenter Geoff Hamilton and is author of bestselling RHS title Gardening Through the Year and Garden Plants and Flowers. Location: UK.
Dan Pearson is an influencial landscape and garden designer with an international reputation for design and planting excellence. Dan trained at the RHS Garden, Wisley, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, before starting his professional career as a designer in 1987. His London-based practice Dan Pearson Studio now handles a wide range of projects internationally for private and public clients. Dan is the weekly gardening columnist for The Observer Magazine, and has presented and appeared in TV series on BBC2, Channel 4 and Channel 5, and has designed five award winning Chelsea Flower Show Gardens.
Rachel Pedder-Smith is a botanical artist who trained at the Royal College of Art, London. She is best known for her ground-breaking and exquisite 18-foot Herbarium Specimen Painting, displayed at Kew Gardens. Her work is part of the collection at the RHS's Lindley Library and she has been awarded four RHS Gold medals.
Jane Snedden Peever
Jane's natural talent for creating patterns has led her to teaching classes in mandala-making in her native Canada. She also creates her unique hand-drawn mandalas for colouring books and online publications. Her previously published work encompasses her other great skill in fiber arts, including books of her unique designs for Aran sweaters.