The contributors all either work for the Museum or are closely associated with it and their choice of subjects reflects their own areas of expertise. They include Andrea Hart, Ann Datta, Blanca Huertas, Cam Sharp Jones, David Williams, Douglas Russell, Grace Touzel, Hans Walter Lack, Hellen Pethers, Judith Magee, Lisa de Tomaso, Mary Spencer Jones, Mark Carine, Max Barclay, Nicholas Hind, Paul Cooper, Simon Werrett, Sandra Knapp, Victoria Pickering and Virginia Mills.
'A luxury coffee-table book, flick through it and wonder at the sumptuous colour paintings of plants, animals, landscapes and people.' BBC Wildlife Magazine 'Ten years ago I had the pleasure of spending a little time in the library at the Natural History Museum, London. One could have spent all day perusing the collection of historic natural history texts.... Fortunately, the museum's publishing division regularly puts out books that showcase what's in their collection and beyond... Nature Explorer's, consists of chapters on 23 explorers and naturalists with full colour images of natural history illustrations, portraits, maps, or other drawings. There's plenty to explore in the folks whose work constituted what we might now look back on and recognise as a first broad survey of our planet, its life and its people ' - The Dispersal of Darwin