Nick Middleton

Nick Middleton

Nick Middleton (born 1960) is a physical geographer and supernumerary fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He specialises in desertification.

Nick Middleton was born in London, England. As a geographer he has travelled to more than 50 countries. Going to Extremes is a television programme for Channel 4 about extreme lifestyles, in which Middleton experiences life in the hostile conditions other cultures must endure. He has appeared on BBC 2's Through the Keyhole.



  • Nick Middleton, The Geography of Dust Storms (University of Oxford DPhil thesis, 1986)

Books as sole author

  • Nick Middleton, Atlas of Environmental Issues (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988)
  • Nick Middleton, Atlas of World Issues (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988)
  • Nick Middleton, Desertification (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • Nick Middleton, Desertification and Wind Erosion in the Western Sahel: the Example of Mauritania (Research Papers 40, Oxford: School of Geography University of Oxford, 1987)
  • Nick Middleton, Extremes Along the Silk Road: Adventures off the World's Oldest Superhighway (London: John Murray, 2005; London: John Murray, 2006)
  • Nick Middleton, Extremes: Surviving the World's Harshest Environments (New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St Martin's Press, 2005)
  • Nick Middleton, The Global Casino: an Introduction to Environmental Issues (London: Arnold, 1995; 2nd edn 1999; 3rd edn 2003)
  • Nick Middleton, Going to Extremes: Mud, Sweat and Frozen Tears (London: Channel 4, 2001; London: Pan, 2003)
  • Nick Middleton, Ice Tea and Elvis: a Saunter Through the Southern States (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999; London: Phoenix, 2000)
  • Nick Middleton, Intellectual Property Rights: a Battleground for Trade and Biodiversity (Gland, Switzerland: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1999)
  • Nick Middleton, Kalashnikovs and Zombie Cucumbers: Travels in Mozambique (London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994; London: Phoenix, 1995)
  • Nick Middleton, The Last Disco in Outer Mongolia (London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992; London: Phoenix, 1993; London: Phoenix, 1995)
  • Nick Middleton, Southern Africa (Hove: Macdonald Young Books, 1999)
  • Nick Middleton, Surviving Extremes: Ice, Jungle, Sand and Swamp (London: Channel 4, 2003; London: Pan, 2004)
  • Nick Middleton, Travels as a Brussels Scout (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997; London: Phoenix, 1998)

Co-authored books

  • Andrew Goudie and Nick Middleton, Bibliography of Desert Dust Storms and Their Consequences (Oxford Environmental Change Unit Bibliography No. 1, 1990)
  • Nick Middleton, The Bloody Baron: Wicked Dictator of the East (London: Short, 2001)
  • Neil Grant and Nick Middleton, The Daily Telegraph Atlas of the World Today (London: Telegraph, 1987)
  • Andrew Goudie and Nick Middleton, Desert Dust in the Global System (Heidelberg: Springer, 2006)
  • D.S.G. Thomas and Nick Middleton, Desertification: Exploding the Myth (Chichester: Wiley, 1994)
  • Nick Middleton and D.S.G. Thomas, eds, World Atlas of Desertification (London: Arnold, 1992; 2nd edn 1997)..

Co-authored articles

  • Andrew Goudie and Nick Middleton, 'The Changing Frequency of Dust Storms Through Time', Climatic Change 20 (1992), 197-225
  • Andrew Goudie and Nick Middleton, 'Dust Storms in the Middle East', Bulletin de la Classe des sciences 6:13:7-12 (Brussels: Académie royale des sciences, 2002), 379-99

See also

  • Extreme

External links