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Natural History Museum (London, England)

Works: 837 works in 1,403 publications in 5 languages and 36,217 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  History  Encyclopedias  Handbooks and manuals  Catalogs and collections  Classification  Trivia and miscellanea  Juvenile works 
Roles: Publisher, Other, Editor
Classifications: QE1, 576.8
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Most widely held works about England) Natural History Museum (London
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Most widely held works by England) Natural History Museum (London
Geometrid moths of the world : a catalogue : (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) by England) Natural History Museum (London( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Geometridae is one of the most species-rich families of Lepidoptera. This book is the first comprehensive catalogue of the 35 000 names of these insects. The primary purpose of the work is to provide a substantial body of taxonomic information, much of it previously unpublished, on the available names of the Geometridae. The catalogue is based on the most complete world classification of the geometrids, the card index to genera and species in The Natural History Museum, London. The two volumes include information on type specimens, type localities and, where possible, larval foodplants. A CD-ROM listing all species referred to in the two text volumes is included with the package and will be of great value to verify valid names and to check spelling
Systematics and biodiversity by Natural history museum (Londres)( )

in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Evolution : the story of life by Douglas Palmer( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 975 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
Journal of systematic palaeontology by British Museum (Natural History)( )

in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cambridge guide to minerals, rocks, and fossils by A. C Bishop( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 900 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
Bulletin of the Natural History Museum by Natural History Museum (London)( )

in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geological evidence of the antiquity of man by Charles Lyell( )

2 editions published between 1863 and 2003 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work includes his prediction that if our nearest relatives are great apes, then the places to look for human fossils will be central Africa and Indonesia
A history of life in 100 fossils by Paul D Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 799 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
Lichens by William Purvis( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 748 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 natural history of domesticated mammals by Juliet Clutton-Brock( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 572 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
Darwin's fossils : the collection that shaped the theory of evolution by Adrian Lister( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how Darwin's study of fossils shaped his scientific thinking and led to his development of the theory of evolution. --
Philip's minerals, rocks & fossils by A. C Bishop( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 495 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
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 435 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 412 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
Book of animal records by Mark Carwardine( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 400 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
Bats by Phil Richardson( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 395 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 )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 378 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
Stardust from space by M. M Grady( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 301 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
Voyages of discovery : three centuries of natural history exploration by A. L Rice( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Voyages of discovery is a mesmerising visual record of ten of the most significant natural history expeditions. Superb artworks and photographs spanning three centuries document advances and watersheds in the field of natural science. The stories behind these images - of explorers, naturalists, artists and photographers - entwine into a fascinating study of human achievement and natural wonder. Among the many stories of adventure and great scientific endeavour are: Sir Hans Sloane's journey to Jamaica in 1687; James Cook's perilous Pacific crossings; and Darwin's historic voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. Hand-picked from the vast Library of the Natural History Museum, London, the illustrations and artworks contained here form a rare collection, most of which are exclusively presented in this stunning book."--Provided by publisher
Bulletin of the Natural History Museum by Natural History Museum (London)( )

in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Evolution : the story of life
Cambridge guide to minerals, rocks, and fossilsThe geological evidence of the antiquity of manLichensA natural history of domesticated mammalsPhilip's minerals, rocks & fossilsFossil plantsBatsFungi
Alternative Names

controlled identityBritish Museum (Natural History)

Muséum d'histoire naturelle.

Muzeum Historii Naturalnej w Londynie.

Natural History Museum (Oslo)

Naturhistorisk museum (Oslo)


University of Oslo Natural History Museum