15 January, 2017

British Antarctic Survey scientist Dr Emily Shuckburgh OBE has co-authored a book on climate change as part of the new Ladybird Expert series, it was announced today. Her co-authors are His Royal Highness Prince of Wales and Tony Juniper.

Launching with three initial titles, the Ladybird Expert series will feature twenty-four pages of specially commissioned art – the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years. In a first for a Ladybird book, the climate change book has been extensively peer reviewed by figures within the environmental community, and depicts a drawing on the front cover taken from a photograph of the flooding in Uckfield which occurred in October 2000.

The series – written for an adult readership and produced in the iconic style of the original Ladybird books – are penned by leading lights and outstanding communicators in their fields. They provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions, informed by expert opinion, to subjects from the world of science, history and culture.

British Antarctic Survey oceanographer Dr Emily Shuckburgh
British Antarctic Survey oceanographer Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist based at the British Antarctic Survey. There she is deputy-head of the Polar Oceans Team, which is focused on understanding the role of the polar oceans in the global climate system. Polar science is crucial to us all, as what takes place in the highly-sensitive polar regions can tell us what is likely to happen to the air, water and biodiversity on the rest of the planet.

In 2014 Emily was awarded the prestigious Rosenstiel Award in recognition of her work as a climate scientist http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/about-rsmas/rosenstiel-award/. She holds a number of positions at the University of Cambridge and has worked at Ecole Normal Superieure in Paris and at MIT. She is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and co-chair of their Climate Science Communications Group. She has also acted as an advisor to the UK Government on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council.

The first three titles in the Ladybird Expert series are:

Climate Change by HRH The Prince of Wales, Tony Juniper and Emily Shuckburgh

Quantum Mechanics by Jim Al-Khalili

Evolution by Steve Jones

The books will be published in hardback on 26th January.

For more information on the Ladybird Expert series please contact Ellie Hughes: EHughes@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk / 020 7139 3382 Clare Parker: CParker1@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk / 020 7139 3354

For further information on the British Antarctic Survey please contact Sarah Vincent: sarnce@bas.ac.uk / 01223 221445 or 07850 541910