About the Author
Andrew Haslam graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1987. He is the author of 28 non-fiction, science, history and geography books for children. In 1994 he won the American Institute of Physics Award for best science writing, and in 1997 the Geographic Society Gold medal for most significant contribution to geography. He was Head of Undergraduate Typography at the London College of Printing and then Course Director of the MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, teaching on the course for ten years. Now Programme Leader for undergraduate and postgraduate Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Brighton, he is the author of Book Design and with Phil Baines co-author of Type & Typography.