The chambered nautilus is one of the oldest living things on our planet. Since the dawn of civilisation its form has inspired artists, designers and architects. The nautilus has survived whatever the world has thrown at it for more than 500 million years, persisting even as dinosaurs and many other life forms vanished. Now, however, some believe it could become extinct within a generation. Nautilus: Beautiful Survivor celebrates the long history of the nautilus, its role in human culture and the realities of its life today.