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Bill is a member of the Association of British Science Writers and a regular contributor to Prospect magazine.He has also written – amongst many other newspapers and periodicals - for the Sunday Times, the Mail on Sunday, Geographical, Society Today, Science Uncovered, BBC Focus and New Scientist.  His popular science books include Apocalypse: a natural history of global disasters, Raging Planet: earthquakes, volcanoes and the tectonic threat to life on Earth, A Guide to the End of the World: everything you never wanted to know (re-issued as Global Catastrophes: a very short introduction), Surviving Armageddon: solutions for a threatened planet and, most recently, Seven Years to Save the Planet. His latest book, Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes, was published in 2012. A completely revised edition of Global Catastrophes was published in 2014. Bill's latest book is Knock Three Times: 28 Modern Folk Tales for a World in Trouble, an anthology co-edited with Andrew Simms. Bill is a frequently invited speaker at major literary and science festivals, including Hay, Edinburgh, Oxford and Cheltenham.