Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of over 150 books for children and adults including The Atlas of Oddities (Egmont), This Is Not A Science Book (Ivy Press), Around The World In Numbers (Egmont) and Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing - winner of the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.
Clive's other books range from the serious (Refugees, Robots, Planet Under Pressure: Pollution, Spies and Spying) and sporty (with books on the Olympics, football and tennis) to the downright silly (Pants Attack, Kelly's Smelly Wellies, The Huge Rude Duke).
Clive has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee (he was top scorer at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg back in the nineties).
His books have been shortlisted for the TES Information Book of the Year and the British Book Awards as well as winning Smithsonian, Children's Choice, NAPPA and PBS awards. Sir Ranulph Fiennes called his latest book on Explorers, "An inspiration to all adventurers." whilst The Guardian declared that his Kingfisher Book Of Football "was worth a season's training" and the Manchester Evening News labelled it "The classiest football book around."
Clive's official website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk