Natural History Museum Publishing produces accessible, fully illustrated books about the natural world.

Delve into the Museum’s world-famous collections and the natural world with our exciting range of books.

Our high-quality publications span popular science, natural history art and award-winning nature photography, and are inspired by the Museum's scientific work, exhibitions and unrivalled collections.

All book sales support the Museum's scientific research, educational programmes and conservation.

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Tel: +44 (0)207 942 5336
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Find out about our journals - Systematics and Biodiversity and the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.

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New releases

  • The Otherworlds official exhibition book by Michael Benson captures the awe-inspiring beauty of our solar system in spectacular high-resolution detail.
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 25 features all the winning photographs from the 2015 competition and is a reminder of the splendour, drama and variety of life on Earth.

Latest books catalogue

Find information about all our books in the 2016 catalogue.

2016 books catalogue PDF (2.4MB)

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