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Patrick Roberts

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Dr Patrick Roberts is W2 Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany. He completed his PhD at Oxford University, has worked in jungles across the world and has received numerous prestigious awards, including a European Research Council Starter Grant (?1.5 Million). He has written or co-authored 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and his work has featured on the BBC, Channel 4 and in The Times, among others. Author of the academic book Tropical Forest Prehistory, History and Modernity, this is his first for a trade audience.

Books by Patrick Roberts


'A bold, ambitious and truly wonderful history of the world that shows the vital importance of tropical forests to life on Earth' Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

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