Nautilus represents the longest living complex life form on our planet. Since the dawn of civilization it has been, and continues to be, and inspiration for artists, designers and architects. Nautilus has survived whatever the world has thrown at it for more than 500 million years, when dinosaurs and other life forms could not. Now, some believe, it could become extinct within this generation. This book celebrates the long history of nautilus, its impact on our culture and how it still inspires collectors and scientists today.