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press & books

Bill is a member of the Association of British Science Writers and a regular contributor to The Guardian newspaper and website. He has also written – amongst many other newspapers and periodicals - for the Sunday Times, the Mail on Sunday, Geographical, Prospect, Society Today, Science Uncovered, BBC Focus and New Scientist. Bill's Doomwatchcolumn appears quarterly in BBC Focus magazine. 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 is a frequently invited speaker at major literary and science festivals, including Hay, Edinburgh, Oxford and Cheltenham.