Ross Piper

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Ross Piper
Nationality British
  • Zoologist
  • author

Ross Piper is a British zoologist and author of a number of books.[1]


Having been interested in animals from childhood, he gained a first class degree in zoology from the University of Wales in Bangor[2] in 1998, followed by a PhD from the University of Leeds in 2002.[3] Since 2006 he has written books for children and for adults on zoology and related subjects. His latest book is on animal diversity and will be published by Thames and Hudson in 2013.


  • Extraordinary Animals: An Encyclopedia of Curious and Unusual Animals. Greenwood Publishing Group. 30 August 2007. ISBN 978-0-313-33922-6. 
  • Death Zone!: Can Humans Survive at 26,000 Feet?. Heinemann-Raintree Classroom. 1 January 2009. ISBN 978-1-4296-3128-0. 
  • Extinct animals: an encyclopedia of species that have disappeared during human history. Greenwood Press. 20 March 2009. ISBN 978-0-313-34987-4. 
  • Fingerprint Wizards: The Secrets of Forensic Science. Coughlan Publishing. 1 April 2009. ISBN 978-1-4296-3117-4. 
  • Surviving in the World's Most Extreme Places. Capstone Press. 1 January 2010. ISBN 978-1-4296-4560-7. 
  • Survival!: Staying Alive in the Wild. A & C Black. 5 March 2010. ISBN 978-1-4081-0091-2. 
  • Extreme Lunch: Life and Death in a Food Chain. A & C Black. 30 March 2010. ISBN 978-1-4081-0101-8. 
  • Pests: A Guide to the World's Most Maligned, Yet Misunderstood Creatures. ABC-CLIO. 3 March 2011. ISBN 978-0-313-38426-4. [2]
  • Animal Earth. Thames and Hudson. 2015. 


  1. ^ "Ross Piper". Amazon. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ross Piper (3 March 2011). Pests: A Guide to the World's Most Maligned, Yet Misunderstood Creatures. ABC-CLIO. pp. 283–. ISBN 978-0-313-38426-4. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ross Piper, PhD". LinkedIn Corporation. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

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