About the Author
Derek Harvey Derek Harvey is a naturalist with particular interests in evolutionary biology. He studied Zoology at Liverpool University and then became a science teacher. He has been Head of Science at a sixth form college. He now concentrates on writing and consulting for science and natural history books.
Charlotte Pepper Charlotte is a UK based illustrator with a background in Surface Pattern Design and 17 years experience in the greeting card industry. Her work is centred around textures and layering combined with colour and strong linework, and she is inspired by nature, colour, and perspective.