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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The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
Tel: +44 (0)207 942 5336
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New releases

  • Extraordinary Orchids by Sandra Knapp reveals the weird and wonderful lifestyles of this diverse plant family, with illustrations from the Museum's collection.
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year Highlights Volume Six features all the winning photographs from the latest competition, showing the many different ways of portraying the beauty, drama and diversity of the natural world.

Latest books catalogue

Find information about all of our new releases in the 2021 catalogue.

2021 books catalogue PDF (12.8 MB)


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

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