Natural History Museum books

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

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

These 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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New releases

  • Snakes is a guide to the global diversity of snakes with insights from Natural History Museum experts.
  • Dinosaurs is the ultimate guide to these iconic creatures written by two world-leading experts.

Latest books catalogue

Find information about all of our new releases in the 2024 catalogue.


Find out about our journals - Systematics and Biodiversity and the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.


The front cover of a book showing a photo of a man and various minerals.

New from Roy Starkey, Scientific Associate

Making it Mine: Sir Arthur Russell and his Mineral Collection explores the fascinating story of Sir Arthur Russell 6th Baronet as he pursued his quest to build the finest collection of British minerals ever assembled.

Running to more than 400 large format pages and lavishly illustrated with more than 750 photographs and diagrams, including more than 400 previously unpublished images of specimens from Sir Arthur's collection, the book delves into his family history, the background to his passion for mineralogy and his single-minded determination to secure the very best specimens for his collection.