MERCER, Derrik. British, b. 1944. Genres: Travel/Exploration, History. Career: Sunday Times, London, England, worked as reporter, news editor, deputy magazine editor, and managing editor, news, 1969-82; Independent Television News, London, editor of "Channel Four News," 1982-83; free- lance author and journalist, 1983-87; Chronicle Communications Ltd., London, editor in chief and managing director, 1987-92. School governor of London Borough of Richmond, 1984-92. Publications: (ed. with O. Gillie) The Sunday Times Book of Body Maintenance, 1978, in the U.S. as The Complete Book of Body Maintenance, 1980, rev. ed. as The Sunday Times New Book of Body Maintenance, 1982; (ed. with P. Clarke and B. Jackman) The Sunday Times Book of the Countryside, 1980; (ed. with P. Clarke and B. Jackman) One Thousand Days Out, 1981; The National Trust: Exploring Unspoilt Britain, 1985; (with G. Mercer) Children First and Always: A Portrait of Great Ormond Street, 1986; The Fog of War: The Media on the Battlefield, 1987; (with D. Puttnam) Rural England: The Countryside at the Crossroads, 1988; (ed.) Chronicle of the Twentieth Century, 1988; (ed.) Chronicle of the Year 1988, 1989; (ed.) Chronicle of the Second World War, 1990; (ed.) Chronicle of the Year 1991, 1992; (ed.) Chronicle of the Royal Family, 1991. Address: c/o Vivien Cren, 43 Doughty St., London WC1, England.