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.
- Interesting Shells by Andreia Salvador presents striking portraits of specimens from the Museum’s shell collections, one of the largest resources of its kind in the world.
- The NHM Book of Gemstones by Robin Hansen is a comprehensive introduction to gemstones with stunning colour photographs throughout
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format pages and lavishly illustrated with more than 750 photographs and diagrams, including more than 400 previously unpublished images of specimens from Sir Arthur's collection, the book delves into his family history, the background to his passion for mineralogy and his single-minded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.