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The other thing I’m an expert in is sex,’ Jones continues, ‘and I thought I’d like to write the Ladybird book of sex. It would be the least erotic book ever written. It would be about inbreeding and the differences between males and females – I touch on it a bit in the evolution book – but the publishers said no. It was a Ladybird book too far for them. Our shops at Laura and Burra are now closed. We are always happy to provide any required images/ information of any listed book. This book, published today, is one of the ‘Expert’ series and the three authors can rightly be classed as such (but even if they weren’t, this book has been peer-reviewed by an impressive panel of scientists). It is a clear, unstuffy treatment of a very important subject.

A Ladybird Book: Climate Change - The Prince Of Wales, HRH

Penguin was approached in spring last year and the publisher was enthusiastic. After the prince and his co-authors produced their first draft, Penguin turned to David Warrilow, chairman of the climate science special interest group at the Royal Meteorological Society, and a team of seven other climate specialists to go through the 5,000-word manuscript before publication. HRH is clearly interested in climate change and flooding but he can’t or won’t connect this with upland management. Us and them again sadly, but he could rise above it all and set an example. I wonder if he has read “Inglorious”?verifyErrors }}{{ message }}{{ /verifyErrors }}{{ Jim Al-Khalili, who wrote the guide to quantum mechanics, is a physicist, writer and broadcaster and has a PhD in theoretical nuclear physics. Tony Juniper, a campaigner and environmentalist, is a fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. Talking to Penguin you also have the strong impression that the Expert series is a broadside against growing anti-expert rhetoric (‘People in this country have had enough of experts,’ said Michael Gove during the referendum campaign). The message of the series is that experts matter, and its team of writers signifies serious intent.

Charles penned a personal afterword for the publication, A Ladybird Book: Climate Change, written last summer when he was still the Prince of Wales.

Prince Charles pens Ladybird book on climate change

Ladybird books, however, did not feature in Steve Jones’s childhood in Aberystwyth. ‘I was a Welsh speaker and couldn’t really read English, and I was also a complete nerd. Mostly I read books about geology.’ The book could easily have fallen foul of the often poisonous political wrangling over climate policies in royalist media such as the Daily Mail or Express, if the tone was not carefully chosen.His Royal Highness, Emily and I had to work very hard to make sure that each word did its job, while at the same time working with the pictures to deliver the points we needed to make. I hope we’ve managed to paint a vivid picture, and like those iconic titles from the 60s and 70s, created a title that will stand the test of time,” Juniper told the Mail on Sunday.

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