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Browse our entire range of books and use the special see inside feature to look at pages from our Museum-imprint publications. You can also download our books catalogue in a handy PDF format.

  • Eggs from the Hume collection at the Natural History Museum at Tring.
    New and forthcoming

    Find out about our latest books and see what else is coming soon in this section.

  • A sperm whale skeleton in the Museum's Hintze Hall in 1901, from Museum Through a Lens.
    About the Museum

    Find out about the history of the Museum, our unrivalled collections and the work we do with our range of Museum related books.

  • Callinectes sapidus, blue crab

    Explore the animal kingdom with our books on bats, big cats, birds and much more. Go to our Insects and Arachnids section for more animal books.

  • Roseate Spoonbill illustration from John James Audubon's Birds of America
    Art and history

    Learn about the history and development of natural science and discover arresting artworks from the Museum’s unrivalled natural history art collection.

  • Venus fly trap, Dionaea muscipula

    Explore the study of plants and some of the world’s wonderful species with our books on plant life.

  • Illustrations from Dinosaur Dot-to-Dot
    Children's books

    Fun and informative, our books for children are a great way to introduce kids to the natural world.

  • Dinosaur cast in the Museum's Dinosaur gallery

    No one knows more about dinosaurs than us. Everyone can discover these amazing creatures with our range of dinosaur books for all ages.

  • The Earth from space
    Earth and environment

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

  • An illustration of hominid evolution by Victoria Edwards

    Written by experts, these accessible books explain this fundamental yet often complex subject.

  • 150 million-year-old fossil dragonfly from the Late Jurassic.

    Whether you’re a fossil expert, budding amateur, or enthusiastic fossil hunter, this range of titles will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of life.

  • Max Barclay with gold chafer beetle
    Insects and arachnids

    Add to your book collection one of our authoritative guides on this fascinating animal group. Visit our Animals section for books on other animals.

  • A collection of brightly-coloured gems from our Gemstones book
    Rocks and minerals

    Unearth gold, crystals, amber and other intriguing things to be found in the ground – plus caves, meteorites and more.


New Books 2014 catalogue

For information on all our titles in a handy PDF format, download our new 2014 Books catalogue (PDF 6MB).

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Evolution app for iPad

Our new Evolution app for iPad

Explore more than 650 million years of Earth's extraordinary history with our first app for iPad, NHM Evolution.

Learn about more than 800 creatures and plants, examine spectacular 360° high definition fossil images and watch specially-commissioned videos of Museum experts discussing the latest evolutionary theories.

More about the NHM Evolution app

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Bats - Natural History Museum book

Visit the online shop to find all our animal titles. Explore the animal kingdom with our books on bats, big cats, birds and much more.

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