About

Nick Middleton is an award-winning geographer, writer, TV presenter, environmental scientist and university lecturer. His curiosity about how planet Earth works and how people interact with it was fuelled from an early age by his family’s world atlas, Herge’s Adventures of Tintin and an endless flow of Willard Price novels. Now he works and communicates on a wide variety of environmental issues and travel topics for a broad range of audiences, from government policy-makers to primary-school children. He also teaches at the University of Oxford where he is a Fellow of St Anne’s College.

Nick is the author of seven travel books, including the bestseller, Going to Extremes, which accompanied a television series he wrote and presented for Channel 4 and the National Geographic Channel on extreme environments and the people who live in them. His TV documentaries have been broadcast all over the world and his books translated into a dozen languages.

Recent works by Nick Middleton

An Atlas of Countries that Don’t Exist

Other
An Atlas of Countries that Don’t Exist

The Global Casino

Environment Writing
The Global Casino

Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Environment Writing
Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Extremes along the Silk Road

Travel Writing
Extremes along the Silk Road

'Middleton has that rare gift of taking the most ordinary object, or abominable subject, and describing it with enticing prose'

Geographical