A Curious Boy : The Making of a Scientist [Paperback]
'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 MAIL What 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.
- ฿464.00 Online Price
- ฿417.00 Kinokuniya Privilege Card Member Price
- Availability Status : In stock at the Fulfilment Centre.
- Usually dispatches around 3 to 5 working days.
- Retail store and online prices may vary.
- Delivery time required depends on your selected option.
domestic delivery FREE Shipping on orders over ฿800.00 (Economy Delivery) or ฿1,500.00 (Standard Delivery; normal shipment)
While every attempt has been made to ensure stock availability, occasionally we do run out of stock at our stores.
See below for nearest stores with available stock.
To confirm availability and pricing, please call the store directly.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Sapiens: a Graphi...
- ฿985.00 Online Price
- ฿886.00 KPC Member Price
- A Thousand Brains...
- ฿561.00 Online Price
- ฿561.00 KPC Member Price
- Sapiens: a Graphi...
- ฿1,007.00 Online Price
- ฿906.00 KPC Member Price
- Ocean Anatomy: th...
- ฿567.00 Online Price
- ฿536.00 KPC Member Price
- Complete Writing ...
- ฿465.00 Online Price
- ฿418.00 KPC Member Price