Dr Daniel Allen(UK)

Daniel Allen is a British author of books about animals and nature. His first book, Otter, was released as part of Reaktion Books Animal series in September 2010. Virginia McKenna OBE described the book as "the most brilliant mix of facts ancient and modern about the otter species." A second title, Squirrel, will be published as part of the series in 2013.

Daniel is the creator and editor of Reaktion Books new Earth series. Written by experts who are passionate about their subject, it is the first of its kind to trace the historical significance of natural phenomena and the cultural history of natural resources. The series which launched in May 2012 has already had positive reviews. The Chief Executive of the Geographical Association wrote: "They keep our attention. They are great geography. These books will get us reading geography for pleasure." David Bellamy also praised the concept: "What a fantastic idea, science and culture brought down to earth. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series."

Icon Books recently commissioned Daniel to write The Nature Magpie, due for release in April 2013. "A collection of anecdotes, facts, figures, folklore and literature, The Nature Magpie is a veritable treasure trove of humanity’s thoughts and feelings about nature.”

See also Daniel's personal website.