西蒙·里夫，SIMON REEVE is an adventurer, TV presenter and New York Times bestselling author with a passion for travel, wildlife, history, current affairs, conservation and the environment. Simon is the presenter of the BBC TV series Indian Ocean and has been around the world three times for the epic BBC series Equator, Tropic of Capricorn, and Tropic of Cancer. He has travelled extensively in more than 110 countries. In the 2008 BBC TV series Tropic of Capricorn Simon traveled around the line marking the southern border of the tropics. His accompanying book, also called Tropic of Capricorn, is published by BBC Books. In the BBC series Equator, Simon headed east around the planet, passing through troubled areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In Places That Don't Exist, Simon traveled through a group of unrecognized nations - countries so obscure they don't officially exist. And in Meet the Stans, Simon visited the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Simon's books include: Tropic of Capricorn: circling the world on a southern adventure The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden and the Future of Terrorism' - a New York Times bestseller published in 1998 One Day in September: the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and Israeli revenge operation 'Wrath of God', which accompanied an Oscar-winning documentary movie of the same name. Simon has received a One World Broadcasting Trust award for an 'outstanding contribution to greater world understanding'. Television: 2008 - Tropic of Capricorn 2006 - Equator 2005 - Places That Don't Exist 2004 - Meet the Stans Books: 2008 - Tropic of Capricorn: circling the world on a southern adventure 2001 - One Day in September: the full story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre 1998 - The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden and the future of terrorism.