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Michael Allaby

Michael Allaby is an enthusiastic, prolific, award-winning science writer who has written, edited, or co-authored over 100 books on environmental science. Of these, 17 were about atmospheric science. His 2-volume Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate and Dangerous Weather: Hurricanes won awards and DK Guide to Weather won the 2001 Junior Prize of the Aventis Prizes for Science Books. His Plants and Plant Life won Booklist Editor’s Choice for 2001. He is editor of four science dictionaries for Oxford University Press.

Before becoming a full-time writer in 1973 he worked in the police force, the RAF, and as an actor.

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