Earth and environment

Better understand the world around you with our books about the planet we inhabit.

Find out more about our earth and environment books below.

  • Agates front cover

    Agates: Treasures of the Earth is the first popular guide to agates. This fully illustrated book includes both a detailed introduction to the geology of agates and a comprehensive guide to agates of the world.

  • Amber book cover

    Amber gives a fascinating overview of this prehistoric substance and its fossilized inclusions, describing how amber is formed from the resin of ancient trees, and where in the world this remarkable material can be found.

  • Animal Migration book
    Animal Migration

    Explore the mysteries of animal migration over land, through oceans and by air. Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 colour photos, maps, and illustrations, the book traces the routes of 50 remarkable migrations.

  • Antarctic Peninsula: A Visitor's Guide
    Antarctic Peninsula

    This is the first comprehensive guide to the geography of the Antarctic Peninsula. Written by leading experts from British Antarctic Survey, it is fully illustrated with striking images and detailed maps throughout.

  • A Taste of the Country cover
    A Taste of the Country

    A celebration of country living and how to get involved with the land and the food that you eat, with over 80 recipes for traditional British farmhouse dishes and lots of information about gathering, growing and producing your own scrumptious food.

  • Biotic Response to Global Change cover
    Biotic Response to Global Change

    With contributions from over 40 international experts, this is an authoritative work on global environmental change and how life on earth has adapted to it.

  • Britain's Offshore Oil and Gas 2nd edn. cover
    Britain's Offshore Oil and Gas 2nd edn.

    This second edition of Britain's Offshore Oil and Gas explains how oil and gas are found and mined.

  • Deep Ocean book cover
    Deep Ocean

    Tony Rice's lively, informative book tells how oceanography has developed as a science, and summarizes what is now known about deep ocean environments and the organisms that populate them.

  • Driven to Extinction cover
    Driven to Extinction

    An absorbing and unbiased account of what may lie in store for the diversity of life on Earth.

  • Earth's Restless Surface cover
    Earth's Restless Surface

    Packed with colour photographs, maps and diagrams, this book reveals how to recognise past events recorded in rocks and considers the challenge of predicting the Earth’s future.

  • Exposing Nature cover
    Exposing Nature

    This book is for all photographers, amateur or professional, who would like to learn more about how to capture images of wildlife and the environment.

  • Extinction: Not the End of the World? book cover

    A highly readable introduction to the causes of extinction, the different types of extinction and how relevant it is to the world today.

  • Fossils - The Key to the Past cover

    Extensively illustrated in full colour throughout, with many new photographs from the collections at the Natural History Museum, Fossils: The Key to the Past will appeal to all those with an interest in the very history of life.

  • Fragile Web cover
    Fragile Web    

    In Fragile Web a team of international experts explore the biodiversity of the natural world and examine what can be done to protect nature and why it matters.

  • From the Beginning cover
    From the Beginning

    From the Beginning describes the history of Earth from its very beginnings to the planet we know today.

  • Frozen Oceans cover
    Frozen Oceans

    This is the first book to offer the general reader access to a remote frozen habitat that has for so long fascinated explorers, writers and scientists.

  • Great Caves of the World cover
    Great Caves of the World

    Visit some of the natural world’s most awe-inspiring surroundings in Great Caves of the World. This visual feast tours 28 of the most spectacular caves from across the globe, each chosen for its unique appeal.

  • Meteorites cover

    In Meteorites, leading experts from the Natural History Museum provide a compelling and up-to-date introduction to these mysterious objects.

  • Natural History Museum Desk Diary 2010
    Natural History Museum Diary 2010

    This week-to-view diary features remarkable images from past Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions.

  • Nature's Connections cover
    Nature's Connections

    Nature's Connections gives an absorbing account of the development of natural history that will enrich everyone's understanding and enjoyment of the subject.

  • Race to the End cover
    Race to the End

    A beautifully told, impeccably researched and stunningly illustrated account of the epic race to the South Pole, featuring images that have never been published before.

  • Search for Life cover
    Search for Life

    Search for Life provides a stunning, comprehensive introduction to astrobiology - the study of life in the universe.

  • Stardust from Space cover
    Stardust from Space

    A beautifully illustrated book looking at the lifecycle of stardust, the stuff that makes stars, planets , comets, meteorites and asteroids.

  • Surviving Antarctica cover
    Surviving Antarctica

    Do you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning? Imagine trying to get up during 24 hours of darkness in temperatures well below freezing, surrounded by strong winds and isolated for months at a time. Welcome to Antarctica in the winter.

  • The Great Extinctions book cover
    The Great Extinctions

    An in-depth guide to species extinctions and their many causes and impacts, by Museum expert Norman MacLeod.

  • Troubled Waters
    Troubled Waters

    This book explores the fates of whales and dolphins and how they became intertwined with human history. The story begins over 1000 years ago when hunters first took up harpoons and went to sea in search of the rich rewards of meat, oil and whalebone.

  • Volcanoes, 2nd edition

    Featuring the earth sciences at their most spectacular, this revised edition of Volcanoes has breathtaking colour photographs and new sections on Pinatubo, recent volcanic activity on Montserrat and discusses developments in volcanology.

  • Whale Watcher
    Whale Watcher

    This sumptuously illustrated book brings the exhilarating experience of whale watching to life for the whale and dolphin enthusiast.

  • Wildlife Garden at the Natural History Museum
    Wildlife Garden at the Natural History Museum

    Wildlife Garden at the Natural History Museum is an inspiration to anyone who wants to create a space for wild plants and animals.

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 20 cover image
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 20

    This is the latest memorable collection of images from the prestigious annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition featuring all winning and highly commended photographs from the 2010 competition.

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21 cover image
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 21

    Presenting the very best wildlife images of 2011, Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 21 is the latest memorable collection of photographs from this hugely popular series.

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 23 cover
    Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 23

    This beautiful portfolio captures all 100 winning and commended images from the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013 competition.

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