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  • Dry Storeroom No. 1by Richard Fortey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary people, meticulous research, and driving passions that make London?s Natural History Museum one of the world?s greatest institutions. In an elegant and illuminating narrative, Richard Fortey takes his readers to a place where only a few privileged scientists, curators, and research specialists... more...

  • Earthby Richard Fortey

    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...

  • Trilobiteby Richard Fortey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • The Hidden Landscapeby Richard Fortey

    Random House 2010; US$ 24.71

    '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...

  • Lifeby Richard Fortey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    By one of Britain's most gifted scientists: a magnificently daring and compulsively readable account of life on Earth (from the "big bang" to the advent of man), based entirely on the most original of all sources--the evidence of fossils. With excitement and driving intelligence, Richard Fortey guides us from the barren globe spinning in space, through... more...

  • Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Wormsby Richard Fortey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    From one of the world?s leading natural scientists and the acclaimed author of Trilobite!, Life: A Natural History of Four Billion Years of Life on Earth and Dry Storeroom No. 1 comes a fascinating chronicle of life?s history told not through the fossil record but through the stories of organisms that have survived, almost unchanged, throughout... more...

  • Trilobite! (Text Only)by Richard Fortey

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    ?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...

  • The Earth: An Intimate Historyby Richard Fortey

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    ?A dazzling achievement. Richard Fortey is without peer among science writers.' Bill Bryson ?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...

  • Survivors: The Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behindby Richard Fortey

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • Life: an Unauthorized Biographyby Richard Fortey

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    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...