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Richard Fortey is a senior paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London. (Bowker Author Biography)
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This was a rambly (in a good way) natural history (and history history) of the author's patch of woods in the Chiltern hills of England. It cover lots of topics: trees, fungi, moths, mammals, mosses, people, and more.
[Audiobook note: As a bonus, it was read by one of my absolute favorite narrators, Michael Page. The content and his style are a perfect match.]
 
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Treebeard_404 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |
Quoting the author about the book: "...to explain what museum science is about, and to try to understand how the taxonomic sciences have evolved since the early days... It does not pretend to be a comprehensive account -- it's not even representative. It is just my own collection..."

And what a collection it is. Fortey makes an impassioned and entertaining defense of systematics and taxonomy in natural history, peppered with stories and remembrances of scientists living and long since passed.… (més)
 
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Treebeard_404 | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |
Very boring book and not really a coherent, intriguing look at the behind the scenes of the museum. I was really, really disappointed.
 
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lschiff | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Sep 24, 2023 |

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