The Natural History Museum, London is home to one of the world's mostimportant and comprehensive collections of natural history specimens, literatureand artworks. This book is a celebration of over 200 of the Museum's most exceptionalpossessions including world-famous specimens and little-known curiosities. The treasures are selected both from objects on display and those stored behindthe scenes. Each one is chosen for its scientific importance, striking beauty orintriguing story - and sometimes all three. Among the many exceptional natural wonders featured are: a rare meteoritefrom Mars; Darwin's celebrated finch specimens; a lethal claw from the dinosaurBaryonyx; one of the first forms of life on Earth; and some immaculately dressedfleas. The book also includes the magnificent Museum building itself with itsmany architectural treasures. With intriguing stories behind each entry, Treasures of the Natural HistoryMuseum is a fascinating insight into the best of the Museum's unrivalledcollections.