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We can be glad that Richard Fortey doesn't turn his nose up at gossip. This book is a double treat. You learn some neat facts about natural history and the history of science, and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Diane Hinckley
What a service a dear friend and librarian did when she discovered this fascinating, detailed and very humorous book and sent it to me as a gift. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bernard Ewell, author of ARTFUL DODGERS: FRAUD AND FOOLISHNESS IN THE ART MARKET
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 on June 14, 2013 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 on January 2, 2013 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