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Richard Fortey

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Richard Fortey studied Geology at Cambridge University and had a long career as a palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum in London. Since 1997, he has been a member of the Royal Society. He has published numerous books: The Hidden Landscape won the Natural World Book of the Year (1993), Life was short-listed for the Rhône-Poulenc Prize (1998) and Trilobite! was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize (2001). Fortey was elected President of the Geological Society of London for its bicentennial year (2007).

Books by Richard Fortey

The Hidden Landscape

An updated edition of the classic book about Britain's geology, by the bestselling author of Life: An Unauthorised Biography and Dry Store Room No. 1.

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