BOTTING, Douglas. British, b. 1934. Genres: History, Natural history, Travel/Exploration, Biography. Career: Freelance writer, photographer, and television film-maker, since 1958. Fellow, Royal Geographical Society, Royal Institute of International Affairs, and Society of Authors, London. Publications: Island of the Dragon's Blood (exploration), 1958; The Knights of Bornu (travel), 1961; One Chilly Siberian Morning (travel), 1965; Humboldt and the Cosmos (biography), 1973; Wilderness Europe, 1977; Rio de Janeiro (reportage), 1977; The Pirates (history), 1978; The Second Front (war), 1978; The U-Boats (war), 1979; The Great Airships (history), 1980; Aftermath Europe, 1982; Nazi Gold, 1984; In the Ruins of the Reich, 1985; Wild Britain, 1988; Hitler's Last General, 1989; America's Secret Army, 1989; Gavin Maxwell: A Life (biography), 1993; Sex Appeal: The Art and Science of Sexual Attraction, 1995; Gerald Durrell: The Authorized Biography, 1999. Address: c/o John Johnson Literary Agency, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0HT, England.