Cloudsley-Thompson, John (Leonard)

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CLOUDSLEY-THOMPSON, John (Leonard). British (born India), b. 1921. Genres: Novels, Biology, Children's non-fiction, Environmental sciences/Ecology, Natural history, Zoology. Career: Professor of Zoology Emeritus, Birkbeck College, University of London, 1986- (Reader, 1971-72; Professor of Zoology, 1972-86). Ed-in-Chief, Journal of Arid Environments, 1978-97. Lecturer in Zoology, King's College, University of London, 1950-60; Professor of Zoology, University of Khartoum, and Keeper, Sudan Natural History Museum, 1960-71; took part in Cambridge Iceland Expedition, 1947, expedition to Southern Tunisia, 1954, and univ. expeditions to various parts of Africa, 1960-73, including Trans-Sahara crossing, 1967. Vice-President, Linnean Society, 1975-76 and 1977-78; President, British Arachnological Society, 1982-85, British Society for Chronobiology, 1985-87, and British Herpetological Society, 1991-96. Publications: (ed.) Biology of Deserts, 1954; Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes and Mites, 1958; Animal Behaviour, 1960; (with J. Sankey) Land Invertebrates, 1961; Rhythmic Activity in Animal Physiology and Behaviour, 1961; (with M.J. Chadwick) Life in Deserts, 1964; Desert Life, 1965; Animal Conflict and Adaptation, 1965; Animal Twilight, 1967; Microecology, 1967; The Zoology of Tropical Africa, 1969; Animals of the Desert, 1969; (with F.T. Abushama) A Guide to the Physiology of Terrestrial Arthropods, 1970; The Temperature and Water Relations of Reptiles, 1971; Spiders and Scorpions, 1973; Bees and Wasps, 1974; The Ecology of Oases, 1974; Crocodiles and Alligators, 1975; Terrestrial Environments, 1975; Insects and History, 1976; Man and the Biology of Arid Zones, 1976; (ed. with J. Bligh and A.G. Macdonald) Environmental Physiology of Animals, 1976; The Size of Animals, 1976; Dietary Adaptations of Animals, 1976; Evolutionary Trends in the Mating of Arthropods, 1976; The Water and Temperature Relations of Woodlice, 1976; Tortoises and Turtles, 1976; The Desert, 1977; Form and Function in Animals, 1978; Animal Migration, 1978; Why the Dinosaurs Became Extinct, 1978; Wildlife of the Desert, 1979; Camels, 1980; Biological Clocks, 1980; Tooth and Claw, 1980; Seals and Sea Lions, 1981; Vultures, 1981; (with D.G. Applin) Biological Periodicities, 1982; (ed.) Sahara Desert, 1984; Guide to Woodlands, 1985; Living in the Desert, 1985; Evolution and Adaptation of Terrestrial Arthropods, 1988; Adaptations of Desert Organisms series, 1989-2000; Ecophysiology of Desert: Arthropods and Reptiles, 1991; Invertebrate Animals, 1992; The Diversity of Desert Life, 1993; The Nile Quest (novel), 1994; Predation and Defence amongst Reptiles, 1994; Biotic Interactions in Arid Lands, 1996; Teach Yourself Ecology, 1998; The Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles, 1999. Address: 10 Battishill St, London N1 1TE, England.