Curious Boy, A

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Escrito por

Richard Fortey

Narrado por

Mike Grady




10h 27m 10s

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'Truth and courage are what memoirs need and this one has them both in spades … The unforgotten boy: that is what makes this a book a revelation'ADAM NICOLSON‘Wonderful, absolutely beguiling … I learnt a lot and really loved it’RICHARD HOLMES‘Gloriously evocative’ DAILY MAILWhat makes a scientist?Charming, funny and wise, in this memoir Richard Fortey shows how restless curiosity about the natural world led him to become a leading scientist and writer, with adventures and misadventures along the way.From a garden shed laboratory where he manufactured the greatest stink in the world to a tent high in the Arctic in pursuit of fossils, this is a story of obsession and love of nature, flavoured with the peculiarities and restrictions of post-war Britain. Fortey tells the story of following his father down riverbanks to fish for trout, and also of his father's shocking death. He unfolds his early passions – fungi, ammonite hunting and eyeing up bird's eggs. He evokes with warmth and wit how the natural world started out as his playground and refuge, then became his life's work.Much more than a story about science alone, this memoir gives an unforgettable portrait of a young, curious mind, and shows how luck and enthusiasm can create a special life.In A Curious Boy, Richard Fortey takes us on a journey through his life, from his early experiments in a garden shed to his adventures in the Arctic. This best-selling autobiography is a tribute to the explorers and adventurers who have shaped our understanding of the natural world.For fans of M. J. Benton (Dinosaur Behavior), Tristan Gooley (How to Read a Tree), Ronald Turnbull (Ben Nevis and Glen Coe), Antony Beevor (Russia), and Dr Elsa Panciroli (The Earth).

Idioma: Inglés

Duración: 10h 27m 10s

Publicado por HarperCollins UK

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