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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 20.00
In Earth , the acclaimed author of Trilobite! and Life takes us on a grand tour of the earth?s physical past, showing how the history of plate tectonics is etched in the landscape around us. Beginning with Mt. Vesuvius, whose eruption in Roman times helped spark the science of geology, and ending in a lab in the West of England where mathematical... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
With Trilobite , Richard Fortey, paleontologist and author of the acclaimed Life, offers a marvelously written, smart and compelling, accessible and witty scientific narrative of the most ubiquitous of fossil creatures. Trilobites were shelled animals that lived in the oceans over five hundred million years ago. As bewilderingly diverse then as... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 28.19
'I travelled to Haverfordwest to get to the past. From Paddington Station a Great Western locomotive took me on a journey westwards from London further and further back into geological time, from the age of mammals to the age of trilobites... Under the River Severn and into Wales, I was back before the time of the dinosaurs, to a time when Wales... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 10.80
This ebook edition does not include illustrations. ?The Earth is a true delight: full of awe-inspiring details? it blends travel, history, reportage and science to creat an unforgettable picture of our ancient earth.? Sunday Times more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 9.18
This ebook edition does not include illustrations. ?In Richard Fortey?s capable hands the humble grey trilobite has been transformed into the E.T. of the Lower Palaeozoic ? a remarkable and fascinating book.? SIMON WINCHESTER more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 8.34
This edition does not include illustrations. ?Dry Store Room No. 1? is an intimate biography of the Natural History Museum, celebrating the eccentric personalities who have peopled it and capturing the wonders of scientific endeavour, academic rigour and imagination. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 8.47
This ebook edition does not include illustrations. An awe-inspiring journey through the eons and across the globe, in search of visible traces of evolution in the living creatures which have survived from earlier times and whose stories speak to us of seminal events in the history of life. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 8.34
This ebook edition does not include illustrations. A magisterial exploration of the natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on and in the earth, by one of Britain?s most dazzling science writers. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 18.37
From one of our greatest science writers, this biography of a beech-and-bluebell wood through diverse moods and changing seasons combines stunning natural history with the ancient history of the countryside to tell the full story of the British landscape. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95
From the author of Earth: An Intimate History, an exuberant "biography" of four acres of woodland, evoking a cosmos of living and inanimate things and imagining its millennia of existence A few years ago, award-winning scientist Richard Fortey purchased four acres of woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England. The Wood for the Trees... more...