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This is an auction for LIFE: AN UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY by Richard Fortey.

This is a Folio Society book in its original slip case.

Subtitled "A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth".

"Ever since Darwin shocked the world with his theories of evolution and natural selection, scientists and thinkers have continued to probe the mystery of life on earth. One of the most influential among them is Richard Fortey, leading paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London, who spent decades travelling the world uncovering traces of prehistoric life for his compelling and critically acclaimed 'unauthorised biography'. Life is a fascinating odyssey through the first four billion years of life on earth, from the big bang to the first humans and in this Folio Society edition 120 stunning photographs provide an unforgettable visual companion to Fortey's inspirational narrative. Award-winning scientist Richard Fortey is a master storyteller, full of passion and enthusiasm. His groundbreaking book reveals four billion years of life itself in all its glorious diversity. Leading us across poisonous atmospheres, hot seas and stews of bacterial slime, Fortey reveals an earth 'greened' by the 'swampy exodus' of plants from the sea, then inhabited by the strangest creatures: giant hedgehogs and scaly worms, one-eyed elephants, whales with legs, and dinosaurs. Our journey encompasses titanic miliestones such as the separation of the continents and the first womb births . . . "

Folio Society hardback 2008.

379 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is:

* North Island: $8.95 (tracked mail); $11.95 for Rural Delivery

* South Island: $13.95 (tracked mail); $16.95 for Rural Delivery

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • NI: tracked mail$8.95
  • NI: tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$11.95
  • SI: tracked mail$13.95
  • SI: tracked mail for Rural Delivery (US)$16.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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