Rob Atkinson is a biologist who has spent many years in academia and the charity sector. He was Head of the Animal Department at Woburn Safari Park, Head of Wildlife at the RSPCA and Chief Executive Officer at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. His work has involved long periods living and working in Africa and the USA, but his long-term home is rural Herefordshire.
He is the author of Moles, published by Whittet, numerous book chapters, scientific papers and technical reports, and has appeared in interview many times on television and radio in the UK and US.
He has a BSC from London University, MSc and doctorate from Oxford, all in zoology. His MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia was awarded a Distinction and the Lorna Sage Memorial Fund Prize for Work of Outstanding Merit.
Robert recently appeared on BBC Radio 2 on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show discussing moles in Britain.
MOLES (THE BRITISH NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTION)- Buy it here
This entirely new book takes us deep into the world of moles. In the lonely darkness of their tunnels hunger forces moles on a cycle of digging, patrolling and eating, broken in spring as males drive themselves to exhaustion on mating forays, and females raise babies in warm nests. When their time comes young moles make dangerous journeys above ground-just the start of the perils that lie ahead. Sadly, we humans add to their woes, holding moles’ representatives in literature in far more affection than we do the real animal.The book is beautifully illustrated throughout by Belinda Atkinson.
PUBLISHER: Whittet Books Ltd
PUBLICATION DATE: 7th November 2013