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              Visions of a Vanished World: The Extraordinary Fossils of the Hunsr?ck Slate

              Visions of a Vanished World: The Extraordinary Fossils of the Hunsr?ck Slate (Hardback)

              By Kuhl, Gabriele; Bartels, Christoph; Briggs, Derek E. G.; Rust, Jes; Foreword by Fortey, Richard

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              A spectacular collectible volume, with masterful photographs and expert commentary on some of the world's most striking fossils

              ISBN 9780300184600
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2012
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Trilobite!
               

              Trilobite! (Paperback, New edition)

              By Fortey, Richard

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              This is is a trilobito-centric view of the world, unravelling the history of the crustacean-like animals which dominated the seas for three hundred million years. These arthropods witnessed continents move, they survived ice ages and volcanic eruptions, evolving and adapting to t...heir environment.
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              ISBN 9780006551386
              Released NZ 12 Apr 2001
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Hidden Landscape: A Journey into the Geological Past

              The Hidden Landscape: A Journey into the Geological Past (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fortey, Richard

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              Guides readers throughout the British Isles. This work states that Britain was once divided into two parts separated by an ocean, that Scottish malt whisky, Harris tweed, slate roofs and thatched cottages can be traced back to tumultuous events which took place many millions of y...ears ago.
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              ISBN 9781847920713
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2010
              Publisher Vintage
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              The Earth: An Intimate History
               

              The Earth: An Intimate History (Paperback, New edition)

              By Fortey, Richard

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              This paperback of the 'Sunday Times' bestseller reveals how the earth became the shape it is today.

              ISBN 9780006551379
              Released NZ 6 May 2005
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              A Curious Boy: The Making of a Scientist
               

              A Curious Boy: The Making of a Scientist (Paperback)

              By Fortey, Richard

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              'Truth and courage are what memoirs need and this one has them both in spades ... The unforgotten boy: that is what makes this a book a revelation' ADAM NICOLSON 'Wonderful, absolutely beguiling ... I learnt a lot and really loved it' RICHARD HOLMES 'Gloriously evocative' DAILY M...AIL What makes a scientist? Charming, funny and wise, in this memoir Richard Fortey shows how restless curiosity about the natural world led him to become a leading scientist and writer, with adventures and misadventures along the way. From a garden shed laboratory where he manufactured the greatest stink in the world to a tent high in the Arctic in pursuit of fossils, this is a story of obsession and love of nature, flavoured with the peculiarities and restrictions of post-war Britain. Fortey tells the story of following his father down riverbanks to fish for trout, and also of his father's shocking death. He unfolds his early passions - fungi, ammonite hunting and eyeing up bird's eggs. He evokes with warmth and wit how the natural world started out as his playground and refuge, then became his life's work. Much more than a story about science alone, this memoir gives an unforgettable portrait of a young, curious mind, and shows how luck and enthusiasm can create a special life.
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              ISBN 9780008324001
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Der Bewegte Planet: Eine Geologische Reise Um Die Erde
               

              Der Bewegte Planet: Eine Geologische Reise Um Die Erde (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2005. Unverand. Nachdruck ed.)

              By Fortey, Richard; Translated by Seeling, Jens

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              Die Oberflache der Erde hat eine bewegte Geschichte hinter sich. So stabil uns manche grossraumigen Landschaftsstrukturen wie Gebirgszuge, Tiefebenen und Ozeane auch erscheinen mogen, so sehr hat sich das Antlitz der Erde doch im Laufe von Milliarden von Jahren immer wieder veran...dert. Und uberall trifft man auf die Spuren dieser unruhigen Vergangenheit. Richard Fortey ist ihr Chronist, und indem er uns an geologisch besonders interessante Statten fuhrt und deren Eigenheiten erlautert, lehrt er uns, das Wesen der Erde besser zu verstehen. Er zeigt, dass nicht nur die Gestalt der Erdoberflache, sondern auch die menschliche Kultur, die Naturgeschichte, ja sogar die Form unserer Stadte auf tieferen geologischen Prozessen beruhen. Die Reise beginnt an den Hangen des Vesuvs, wo Fortey die Geschichte dieser von Vulkanausbruchen gekennzeichneten Landschaft durch die Augen der Italiener des 15. Jahrhunderts, der Romer und - auf der Basis einzigartiger geologischer Befunde - der Menschen der Jungsteinzeit erzahlt. Und mit jeder neuen Geschichte, die er erzahlt, treten Verbindungen von der jungeren Vergangenheit zu langst vergessenen Zeiten zutage - bis tief hinab zu fernen geologischen Epochen, wenn er Plattenverschiebungen und die Bildung von alten Kontinenten und Meeren beschreibt. Nichts in diesem Buch scheint still zu stehen. Die Erdoberflache weitet sich und zieht sich wieder zusammen, Berge und Seen entstehen und vergehen, Kontinente driften umher und kollidieren. Unter Forteys kundiger Fuhrung erklimmen wir die Alpen, baden in den heissen Quellen Islands und tauchen hinab zum Meeresgrund. Wir erkunden die kahlen Felsen von Neufundland, klettern in bohmische Silberminen hinab, spazieren durch die uppigen Okosysteme von Hawaii, durchqueren die Salzebenen von Oman und schlendern am Andreas-Graben entlang. Forteys Beschreibungen der Schonheiten der Natur sind dabei so unvergesslich wie die besten Reiseberichte, seine Prosa ist so packend wie die eines Romanciers, und seine
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              ISBN 9783827431141
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2012
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Language (German)
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              The Wood for the Trees: The Long View of Nature from a Small Wood

              The Wood for the Trees: The Long View of Nature from a Small Wood (Paperback)

              By Fortey, Richard

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              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.

              ISBN 9780008104696
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

              Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum (Paperback)

              By Fortey, Richard

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              '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.

              ISBN 9780007209897
              Released NZ 11 Nov 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Survivors: The Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind
               

              Survivors: The Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind (Paperback)

              By Fortey, Richard

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              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.

              ISBN 9780007209873
              Released NZ 19 Oct 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
               

              Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Fortey, Richard

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              From its beginnings on the still-forming planet to the recent emergence of Homo sapiens, one of the world's leading paleontologists narrates how and why life on Earth developed as it did. 110 illustrations.

              ISBN 9780375702617
              Released NZ 10 Sep 2010
              Publisher Random House
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              Series Vintage
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