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Natural History Museum (London, England)

Works: 676 works in 1,166 publications in 5 languages and 31,686 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Periodicals  Encyclopedias  Classification  Miscellanea  Juvenile works  Biography  Guidebooks  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: SF41, 636.009
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Most widely held works by Natural History Museum (London, England)
Evolution : the story of life by Douglas Palmer( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution" recreates the 3.5 billion-year story of life on Earth in stunning detail through vivid full-color illustrations and graphics, the latest scientific information, and hundreds of photographs--a beautifully detailed panorama of communities from microbes to humankind that have lived on the planet's continents and in its oceans
Cambridge guide to minerals, rocks, and fossils by A. C Bishop( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on how rocks and fossils are formed and where they can be found and offers advice on which ones to collect and how to display them
Lichens by William Purvis( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book starts by looking at how lichens have been used throughout history in medicines, dyes, food and perfumes. It then goes on to describe what lichens are, and how they grow and reproduce. A detailed survey is then given of the range of habitats in which lichens can be found: on trees, rocks, heaths and moors, chalk and limestone, mountains, rivers, lakes, the coast, walls and buildings, most famously on churches and in churchyards. Drawing on his broad experience in this field, Gilbert also discusses the susceptibility of lichens to air pollution, and how they can be used to detect levels of environmental pollution."--Jacket
A history of life in 100 fossils by Paul D Taylor( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of all living things can be found in the ground. Epic tales of survival and migration, evolution, and destruction are hidden in the buried remains of animals and plants that lived long ago. This book brings together the most remarkable fossil discoveries to illustrate how life on Earth evolved. Paleontologists Paul Taylor and Aaron O'Dea explain the importance of each fossil and tell the stories of the sharp-eyed and sharp-witted people who discovered them. Discover Cambrian worms from China that provide a window on early animal life in the sea, ancient insects encapsulated by amber, the first fossil bird Archaeopteryx and the last ancestor of humankind. The fossils have been selected from the renowned collections of the two premier natural history museums in the world, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, and the Natural History Museum, London.--Adapted from book jacket
Systematics and biodiversity by Natural history museum (Londres)( )

in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Book of animal records by Mark Carwardine( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers thousands of animal facts and records that identify animals in such categories as fastest, oldest, and most colorful, as well as smelliest, longest gestation period, and most bossy
Domesticated animals from early times by Juliet Clutton-Brock( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Humans have manipulated and changed the ways of life of other mammals for thousands of years. This new edition of A Natural History of Domesticated Mammals explores the progress that has been made in understanding the origins of domestication and its spread, both biologically and culturally, across the world. The archaeological evidence for the earliest dating of domestication of each species is included, reflecting the recent expansion in such studies."--Jacket
Journal of systematic palaeontology by Natural history museum (Londres)( )

in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bulletin of the Natural History Museum( )

in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great extinctions : what causes them and how they shape life by Norman MacLeod( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating history of species extinctions, their causes and the looming "sixth extinction". Explores the history of this search, its subjects, its controversies, its current conclusions, and their implications for our efforts to preserve Earth's biodiversity. It explains what extinction is, what causes it and whether it is preventable, and by comparing past geological extinction events, it aims to predict what will happen in the future--Paragraph [4] of cover
Fossil plants by Paul Kenrick( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors trace the origins of today's plants, comparing ancient forms with their modern counterparts. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs of contemporary and ancient plant specimens
Bats by Phil Richardson( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of the world's over 5,000 species of mammals, more than 1,000 -- one in five -- are bats. Across eastern North America, however, many bat populations are at risk of extinction, possibly within the next two decades. As this book reveals, it would be a tragic loss. Bats describes the amazing, fascinating, and bizarre world of bats. Bat expert Phil Richardson gives you a guided tour of the nocturnal world of bats: where they live, how they feed, and how they survive in almost every habitat on the planet. Some are tiny, barely the size of a butterfly, while others have wingspans as wide as some humans are tall, more than six feet. Some eat insects and fruit while others have more unusual tastes in food, such as the fisherman bat, which uses its claws to catch fish, or the unjustly demonized blood-eating vampire bats. Bats also dispels common myths -- bats will not fly into your hair and they are not blind -- while it describes bats' complex life cycles and the important role they play in the natural world. The fruit-eating species disperse seed, while the nectar feeders pollinate trees and plants and help to regenerate cleared tropical forest. The insect eaters prey on huge numbers of flying insects every night, some of which are serious pests of our crops, farm animals, buildings and humans. The bats that swoop in and out of our gardens at dusk, for example, help to keep mosquitoes away, without the use of pesticides and without harm to us. The truth about bats is that these amazing creatures have a complex lifestyle, a rich social life, and senses that are almost beyond our comprehension. Wherever you live, these are likely to be bats near you, so discover more with the help of this highly readable and beautifully illustrated book"--Page 4 of cover
Fungi by Roy Watling( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a wonderful resource for botanists and all those interested in fungi, suitable for the general reader or a student looking for background reading. The focus is on the larger fungi, those which have an obvious fruiting body. Roy Watling MBE, a respected mycologist who has written widely on the subject of fungi, sheds light on these organisms in a clear, accessible text illustrated with colour photographs on every page."--Jacket
Bulletin of the Natural History Museum by England) Natural History Museum (London( )

in English and No Linguistic content and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stardust from space by M. M Grady( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple text explains what stardust is; describes how it turned into the stars, planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors; and discusses the interactions between these bodies
The book of dinosaurs : the Natural History Museum guide by Tim Gardom( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative reference covers all the latest discoveries. This stunning, colour illustrated book will keep the incredible age of dinosaurs alive. Ages 7+
Voyages of discovery : a visual celebration of ten of the greatest natural history expeditions by A. L Rice( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recalls three centuries of natural history exploration, and includes maps and rare drawings, as well as the stories of Captain Cook, Charles Darwin, and other explorers
Minerals, rocks and fossils by A. C Bishop( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative and practical identification guide to minerals, rocks and fossils of the world. Published in association with The Natural History Museum, this is an invaluable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike
Geometrid moths of the world : a catalogue : (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) by Malcolm J Scoble( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of benthic foraminifera by Ann E. L Holbourn( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep-sea benthic foraminifera have played a central role in biostratigraphic, paleoecological, and paleoceanographical research for over a century. These single-celled marine protists are important because of their geographic ubiquity, distinction morphologies and rapid evolutionary rates, their abundance and diversity deep-sea sediments, and because of their utility as indicators of environmental conditions both at and below the sediment-water interface. In addition, stable isotopic data obtained from deep-sea benthic foraminiferal tests provide paleoceanographers with environmental inform
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Evolution : the story of life
Cambridge guide to minerals, rocks, and fossilsLichensBook of animal recordsDomesticated animals from early timesFossil plantsBatsFungiStardust from space