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Dry Storeroom No. 1 free pdf 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 have been--the hallowed halls that hold the permanent collection of the Natural History Museum. Replete with fossils, jewels, rare plants, and exotic species, Fortey's walk through offers an intimate view of many of the premiere scientific accomplishments of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Like looking into the mind of mankind and all the fascinating discoveries, ideas, and accomplishments that reside there, Fortey's tour is utterly entertaining from first to last.

About Richard Fortey

Richard Fortey was a senior palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in London. His previous books include the critically acclaimed Life: An Unauthorized Biography, short-listed for the Rhone Poulenc Prize in 1998- Trilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution, short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2001- and The Hidden Landscape, which won the Natural World Book of the Year in 1993. He was Collier Professor for the Public Understanding of Science in 2002 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Author : Richard Fortey
Publisher : Vintage Books USA
Data Published : 01 September 2009
ISBN : 0307275523
EAN : 9780307275523
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 335 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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