Richard A Fortey Survivors

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Richard Fortey chronicles life's history not through the fossil record, but through the stories of organisms that have survived, almost unchanged, through geological time.

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Richard Fortey retired from his position as senior palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in 2006. He is the author of several books, including `Fossils: A Key to the Past', `The Hidden Landscape' which won The Natural World Book of the Year in 1993, `Life: An Unauthorised Biography', `Trilobite!' and `The Earth: An Intimate History' and Dry Store-room No. 1. He was elected President of the Geological Society of London for its bicentennial year of 2007, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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`I was thrilled by Survivors.... Reading Richard Fortey is always pure pleasure.' Bill Bryson`Fortey has a unique way with the most humble of lifeforms and an infectious curiosity that can slide into near rapture' Evening Standard`An epic, globe-circling scientific adventure story ... intriguing. Entertaining, accessible and intensely stimulating - and highly recommended' Sunday Times`A great story, and no one is better equipped than Fortey to tell it. Excellent natural history' Guardian`Unequivocally my book of the year, a happy mix of global travel, high art and very low life' Tim Radford, Books of the Year, Guardian`An elegant celebration' TLS

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