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Richard Fortey is a senior paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras por Richard Fortey

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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuidor — 803 exemplares
The English Landscape: Its Character and Diversity (1700) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Guardian science course : Part III : The earth — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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A nice survey of life at the British Museum of natural history. The author gossips a bit, explores the various kind of research that has gone on and still goes on in museums, and makes an impassioned plea for the importance of taxonomy and old fashioned experts.
 
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cspiwak | 28 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
A look at creatures who have persisted through time. Fortey makes even the plants personable and interseting, though humans do not fare so well under his microscope. A bit pessimistic, or perhaps, realistic, but full of a love for living things
 
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cspiwak | 14 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
This was a rambly (in a good way) natural history (and history history) of the author's patch of woods in the Chiltern hills of England. It cover lots of topics: trees, fungi, moths, mammals, mosses, people, and more.
[Audiobook note: As a bonus, it was read by one of my absolute favorite narrators, Michael Page. The content and his style are a perfect match.]
 
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Treebeard_404 | 4 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Quoting the author about the book: "...to explain what museum science is about, and to try to understand how the taxonomic sciences have evolved since the early days... It does not pretend to be a comprehensive account -- it's not even representative. It is just my own collection..."

And what a collection it is. Fortey makes an impassioned and entertaining defense of systematics and taxonomy in natural history, peppered with stories and remembrances of scientists living and long since passed.… (mais)
 
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Treebeard_404 | 28 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |

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91
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