|Editura:||Editura HarperCollins ELT Publishers|
|Nr. pagini:||352 pagini|
|Categorii:||Carti in Limbi Straine, Language, Literature and Biography, Biography & Autobiography, Biography & autobiography: science, technology & engineering, Carti in Limba Engleza, Carti|
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.