NEEDHAM, Kate. British, b. 1962. Genres: Crafts, Language/Linguistics, Children's non-fiction. Career: Specialist Publications, editor of trade newspapers and magazines, 1986-87; Bright Williamson Public Relations, account executive, 1987-88; Adventurers Ltd. (travel magazine), editor, 1988-90; Usborne Publishing Ltd., London, England, editor and writer, 1990-91; freelance writer, 1991-93; Usborne Publishing Ltd., editor and writer, 1993-96; freelance writer, Paris, France, 1996-. Publications: (with E. O'Brien) The Usborne Book of Origami, 1991; (with P. Holland) The Us- borne Book of Paper Superplanes, 1992; Why Do People Eat?, 1992; (with S. Meredith and M. Unwin) You and Your Body, 1993; Essential French Dictionary, 1994; Essential German Dictionary, 1994; Collecting Things, 1995; The Great Undersea Search, 1995; Time Trekkers Visit the Dinosaurs, 1995, in US as The Dinosaurs; Time Trekkers Visit the Middle Ages, 1996, in US as The Middle Ages; First Pony, 1996; Jumping, 1996. Address: 17 ave. Emile Deschanel, 75007 Paris, France.