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The rest of us will get along just fine here.
Fortey has this ability as well; he is a guide who takes us behind the scenes of the Natural History Museum with a convincing demeanor of excitement and wonder.
As he himself writes in the book's forward, this is not a book to be read as a novel but to read portions as one's interest perks.
Fascinating look into a world we don't get to see.
Our guide is a charming scientist who loves his world and helps us enjoy his world.
fortey has a wonderful grasp of the English language & can explain the complexities of geology etc in terms that ordinary folk can understand. Read morePublished 16 months ago by David Le Bas
So fun to read. This book totally reignites my childhood dream of being in a museum. Lots of good information too.Published 22 months ago by Alyssa
I like Richard Fortey's books. I haven't found a one that I have not enjoyed. This is because he is a good writer. Read morePublished on July 16, 2012 by J. Hundley
It is remarkable that a paleontologist who spent a career in The British Museum assured his readers that the most famous fossil of all, with type material in that very museum, was... Read morePublished on October 1, 2011 by Nom de plume
Having only been able to make one short visit to this wonderful museum I was extremely happy to get a guided tour in book form, one that takes me through both the current museum... Read morePublished on November 15, 2009 by Terry Sofian
"Dry Storeroom No. 1" is a lively, gossipy memoir of the author's lifetime working at the British Museum. Read morePublished on January 6, 2009 by Patricia A. Folley
I noticed this book at our local library and decided to research it. After reading the first chapter online, I decided the book was perfect for my Paleontologist daughter. Read morePublished on January 6, 2009 by Paulette
London's Natural History Museum, a place of many treasures, offers many surprises - and natural scientist Richard Fortey provides tour of the museum unlocking not only its... Read morePublished on December 15, 2008 by Midwest Book Review