Dougal Dixon

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Dougal Dixon
Born (1947-05-09) May 9, 1947 (age 71)
Dumfries, Scotland
ResidenceWareham, Dorset, England
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom?
Alma materUniversity of St Andrews
Known forAfter Man books, founder of speculative evolution genre
Spouse(s)Jean Dixon (m. 1971)
ChildrenGavin (b. 1975) Lindsay (b. 1980)
AwardsDistinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism (1993)

Helen Roney Sattler Award (1993) The Children's Book Council (1994) Outstanding Trade Science Book Award (1996)

Times Educational Supplement Primary Schoolbook Award (1996)
Scientific career
FieldsSpeculative evolution, palaeontology

Dougal Dixon (born Dumfries, May 9, 1947[1]) is a Scottish palaeontologist, geologist and author.


Dixon studied geology and palaeontology at the University of St. Andrews and is best known for his illustrated works of speculative fiction, which largely concern "zoologies of the future": his own visions of how human beings and animals might evolve in millions of years' time. He is considered the founder of the genre of speculative evolution.[2]




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  1. ^ web page・Biography[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Naish, Darren. "Of After Man, The New Dinosaurs and Greenworld: an interview with Dougal Dixon". Retrieved 2015-06-16.

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