My life has been somewhat colourful and over the years I've been an electronic engineer, lecturer in journalism and criminology, a professional yachtsman, explorer, travel writer, photographer and a cable-car operator on the Rock of Gibraltar. My present passion is the impact of humans on planetary processes. I am married to the novelist and poet Patricia Schonstein and we have two children, one an architect, the other studying genetics at the University of Cape Town.

Collections in science

Everybody collects something; photographs, souvenirs, ticket stubs, teddy bears or just junk … but some... read more