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Posted by Rita Dockery Nov 29, 2010

It's that time of the week again!  Here are the latest additions to the Library collection. These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room, Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles) and Tring (for all Ornithology titles).  Please let us know if you'd like to visit to see these or other titles.


Anthropology / Palaeontology


Approche taphonomique des restes humains : le cas des Mésolithiques de la grotte des Perrats et le problème du cannibalisme en préhistoire récente européenne / Bruno Boulestin.
Oxford : Archaeopress, 1999.


Comparative dental morphology : selected papers of the 14th International Symposium on Dental Morphology, August 27-30, 2008, Greifswald, Germany / volume editors, T. Koppe, G. Meyer, K.W. Alt ; co-editors, A. Brook ... [et al.].
Basel [Switzerland] ; New York : Karger, 2009.


The anatomy and biology of the human skeleton / D. Gentry Steele and Claud A. Bramblett
Texas A & M University Press, 2007.


Juvenile osteology : a laboratory and field manual / Maureen C. Schaefer, Sue Black, Louise Scheuer ; illustrations by Angela Christie.
London : Academic, 2009.


Der Keuper im Westteil des Zentraleuropäischen Beckens (Deutschland, Niederlande, England, Dänemark) : diskontinuierliche Sedimentation, Litho-, Zyklo- und Sequenzstratigraphie (Dissertation) / von Jens Barnasch
Halle (Saale) : SDGG, 2010.


Geotop 2009 : Geotope und internationale Zusammenarbeit = Geotopy i wspólpraca miedzynarodowa / Manfred Kupetz & Thomas Kockert (Hrsg.)
Halle (Saale) : SDGG, 2010.


GeoDarmstadt2010 : Geowissenschaften sichern Zukunft = Geosciences secure the future / Andreas Hoppe, Heinz-Gerd Röhling & Christoph Schüth (eds.)
Hannover : Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 2010




Guide des espèces ligneuses de la Casamance (Sénégal) / Joris De Wolf & Patrick Van Damm ; Hans Beeckman, éd.
Tervuren : Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, cop. 2010.


Lishainiki v ekologicheskom monitoringe / L. G. Biazrov
Lichens in ecological monitoring
Moskva : Nauchnyi Mir, 2002.


Indian lichens : an annotated checklist / K.P. Singh and G.P. Sinha.
Kolkata : Botanical Survey of India, 2010.


Flora of Peninsular Malaysia. Series 1 : ferns and lycophytes, Volume 1 / edited by B.S. Parris ... [et al.].
Kuala Lumpur : Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 2010.




Phylogenetic systematics and historical biogeography of Malesian Calicnemiine damselflies (Odonata, Platycnemididae) / Dirk Gassman
Leiden : [s.n.], [2005]


Damselfly genera of the New World : an illustrated and annotated key to the Zygoptera / Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder and Jerry A Louton
Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, 2010


Mantids of the Euro-Mediterranean area / Roberto Battiston ...[et al.]
Verona : World Biodiversity Association, 2010


The butterflies of Altai, Sayans and Tuva (South Siberia) / Vadim V. Tshikolovets, Roman V. Yakovlev, Oleg E. Kosterin
Kyiv ; Pardubice : V.V. Tshikolovets, 2009


The butterflies of Mongolia / Vadim V. Tshikolovets, Roman V. Yakovlev, Zsolt Bálint
Kyiv : Pardubice, 2009




Materials and medicine : trade, conquest and therapeutics in the eighteenth century / Pratik Chakrabarti.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010.


Evolutionary naturalism in Victorian Britain : the 'Darwinians' and their critics / Bernard Lightman.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Variorum, c2009.


Woodcock Bog Research Natural Area : guidebook supplement 40 / Reid Schuller, Susan J. Fritts, Mark Mousseaux.
Portland, OR : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, [2010]


Life in the Mid Atlantic : an exploration of marine life and environment in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean from the sea surface to the sea bed / Peter Boyle.
[Bergen] : Bergen Museum, University of Bergen, 2009.


L'archivio di Odoardo Beccari : indagini naturalistiche tra fine '800 e inizio '900 / a cura di Beatrice Biagioli.
Firenze, Italy : Firenze University Press, 2008.


Up to the Sky : an exhibition of Hu Yun / text, Karen Smith
Beijing : Magician Space, 2010




Cosmochemistry / Harry Y. McSween, Jr., Gary R. Huss.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Magmatic sulfide deposits : geology, geochemistry and exploration / Anthony J. Naldrett.
Berlin : Springer, 2004.


Ornithology (Tring)


Bird feathers : a guide to North American species / S. David Scott and Casey McFarland.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2010.


Breeding birds of the United Arab Emirates / Simon Aspinall
Abu Dhabi: Environmental Agency, 2010.


In defence of Andries Hoogerwerf (1906-1977) / by G. F. Mees
Busselton, W. A. : G. F. Mees, 2010


Systematic notes on Asian Birds 2010: exploring the taxonomy and nomenclature of the birds of a broadly defined Oriental Realm. Numbers 68-77. (A continuation of the Leiden series) / Edited by David R. Wells
Peterborough: British Ornithologists' Club


Die Vögel des Kreises Viersen / Klaus Hubatsch, unter besonderer Mitarbeit von Helmut P. Klein ... [et al.]; mit einem Beitrag. von Herbert Hubatsch;  [Red.: Hans-Eckart Joachim].
Bergheim : Gesellschaft Rheinischer Ornithologen, 1996.





Die Haselmaus <Muscardinus avellanarius>/ Rimvydas Juškaitis ; Sven Büchner.
Hohenwarsleben Westarp 2010.


Red squirrels : naturally Scottish / by Peter Lurz
Perth : Scottish Natural Heritage, 2010.


The way of the panda : the curious history of China's political animal / Henry Nicholls.
London : Profile, 2010.


Chameleons of Africa : an atlas : including the chameleons of Europe, the Middle East and Asia / Colin R. Tilbury.
Frankfurt am Main : Edition Chimaira , 2010.


African flapshell turtles : the genera <Cyclanorbis> and <Cycloderma> / Dieter Gramentz.
Frankfurt am Main : Edition Chimaira, 2008.


The natural history of amphibians and reptiles in Sabah / Robert F. Inger, Tan Fui Lian
Kota Kinabalu : Natural History Publications (Borneo), 2010.


William Hamilton and his passion for fire.


Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) was an antiquarian, a great collector and vulcanologist. In 1761 he entered parliament as MP for Midhurst, Sussex and in August 1764 he was appointed envoy-extraordinary to the court of Ferdinand IV, in Naples. In between his formal duties Hamilton used his energies in and around Naples, collecting art, for which he had an insatiable love of.


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Shortly after his arrival Hamilton developed a great interest in volcanoes, 'earning a contemporary European reputation as the modern Pliny and the professor of earthquakes'. (DNB) At the time, volcanic activity and atmospheric electricity were thought to be connected and Hamilton owned electrical equipment as pioneered by Franklin. Mount Vesuvius erupted several times whilst he was in Italy, particularly in 1767, 1779 and 1794, and on each occasion he made careful observations. He collected rock and soil samples, sending back numerous specimens to London, a number of which survive in the collections here in the Natural History Museum. He used equipment such as a telescope and thermometer to make careful scientific field notes and would disseminate his findings to the scientific community. His work was among the earliest attempts to record systematically the changing shape of the summit of a volcano about to erupt.


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Campei Phlegræi is Hamilton's best known work and includes more than fifty spectacular hand-coloured illustrations. Pietro Fabris, an artist living in Naples was commissioned and trained by Hamilton to sketch the volcanoes of Southern Italy, eruptions, lightning and other natural phenomena. The two of them ascended Vesuvius twenty-two times in four years, often at great risk. As a result of its publication volcanoes became a popular subject in art and poetry and to warrant a visit as part of the grand tour. He would give tours round the volcanoes and at least one image depicts one such visit with royalty.


Sir William Hamilton's private life is best remembered for his second wife's (Lady Emma Hamilton) infamous affair with Lord Horatio Nelson.  Hamilton died in London on 6th April 1803, with Emma and Nelson at his side.


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New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Nov 22, 2010

New books added to the Library collection


Here are the recently arrived additions to the Library collection. These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room, Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles) and Tring (for all Ornithology titles).  Let us know if you would like to make an appointment to see any of these items.



Anthropology / Palaeontology


Paleobase [CD ROM] : macrofossils part 3.0, Cnidarians, Echinoderms, Sponges and Problematica (including early Metazoa) / edited by Norman MacLeod
West Sussex: Pulished for the Natural History Museum by Wiley-Blackwell, 2010


Pleistocene geology, palaeontology and archaeology of the Soa Basin, Central Flores, Indonesia / edited by F. Aziz, M.J. Morwood and G.D. van den Bergh.
[Bandung, Indonesia] : Pusat Survei Geologi, Badan Geologi, Departemen Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral, 2008.


Geology of Peninsular Malaysia / edited by Charles S. Hutchison and Denis N.K. Tan.
Kuala Lumpur : University of Malaya : Geological Society of Malaysia, 2009.


Bangor : Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru, 2010.




The lichen flora of Svalbard / D.O. Øvstedal, T. Tønsberg & A. Elvebakk.
Oslo : Natural History Museums, University of Oslo, 2009.


Flora of Ecuador. 225(3), Orchidaceae : Genera Cyrtochiloides - Epibator / by Calaway H. Dodson and Carlyle A. Luer
Göteborg : Göteborg University. Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, 2010.


Lichen biomonitors : factors affecting response behaviour / Rita Pinto Eliseu Mendes Godinho Velsoso.
Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2010.


Gradient analyses of forests ground vegetation and its relationships to environmental variables in five subtropical forest areas, S and SW China / H.Y. Liu ... [et al.].
Oslo : Natural History Museums, University of Oslo, 2008.


The Arabic plant names of Peter Forsskål's Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica / by Philippe Provençal.
Copenhagen : Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2010.


Flora of Baramati / R.B. Bhagat, V.B. Shimpale, R.B. Deshmukh.
Tal.-Baramati, Dist.-Pune : Rani B. Bhagat, 2008.




Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 6, Chrysomeloidea / edited by I. Löbl and A. Smetana
Stenstrup : Apollo Books, 2010


Longhorn beetles of the Amazon. Vol.2 / Hisayasu Arai000040506
[s.l.] : [s.n.], 2008


The Chrysomelidae of Taiwan. 1, 001-100 / Chi-Feng Lee, Hsing-Tzung Cheng
Taiwan : [s.n.], [2010]


The Chrysomelidae of Taiwan. 2, 101-200 / edited by Chi-Feng Lee, Hsing-Tzung Cheng ; co-written with Su Fang Yu ... [et al.]
Taiwan : [s.n.], 2010


A revision of the genus <Arbelodes Karsch> (Lepidoptera: Cossoidea: Metarbelidae) from southeast-central and southern Africa with the description of 13 new species / Ingo Lehmann
[Hamburg] : Ingo Lehmann, 2010


Ecology of butterflies in Europe / edited by Josef Settele ... [et al.]
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009




Evolution since Darwin : the first 150 years / edited by Michael A. Bell ... [et al.].
Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, c2010.


Thermal adaptation : a theoretical and empirical synthesis / Michael J. Angilletta, Jr.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


The symbiotic habit / Angela E. Douglas.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010.


Who cares about wildlife? : social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues / Michael J. Manfredo.
New York : Springer, c2008.


National protected area expansion strategy for South Africa, 2008 : priorities for expanding the protected area network for ecological sustainability and climate change adaptation / prepared by the Government of South Africa.
Pretoria : Government of South Africa, 2010.


Moments of discovery : natural history narratives from Mexico and Central America / edited by Kevin Winker.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2010.


Audience 2.0 : how technology influences arts participation / [prepared for the Office of Research & analysis by Sameer Bawa, Kevin Williams, and William Dong
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 2010.


A mechanistic approach to plankton ecology / Thomas Kiørboe.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.



Ornithology (Tring)


Checklist of the birds of Colombia = Listado de Aves de Colombia / Paul Salaman, Thomas M. Donegan, David Caro
Bogota : Fundación ProAves, 2010.


Parrots of the world : a field guide / Joseph M. Forshaw ; illustrated by Frank Knight.
London : Christopher Helm, 2010.




The beast within : animals in the Middle Ages / Joyce E. Salisbury.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2010.


Trophic cascades : predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature / edited by John Terborgh and James A. Estes.
Washington : Island Press, 2010.


The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology : Crustacean Supplement. I / S.H. Tan and Peter K.L. Ng (Eds)
Singapore : Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, 2007


The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology : Crustacean supplement. II / S.H. Tan and Martyn E.Y. Low (Eds.)
Singapore : Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, 2009.


Sexuality in fishes / T.J. Pandian.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2010.


Whaling and the Hebrides : the history of island whalers in the South Atlantic and whaling in and around the Hebrides.
Kershader : Islands Book Trust, 2008.


Moluscos de Nicaragua. I, Bivalvos / Adolfo López
Managua : Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales, 2008.


Moluscos de Nicaragua. II, Gastrópodos / Adolfo López, Janina Urcuyo
Managua : Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales, 2009.


Checklist of the nematodes in birds in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic / Jiljí Sitko and Anna Okulewicz
Prerov : Comenius Museum, 2010.


The amphibians and reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea / Malcolm Largen, Stephen Spawls.
Frankfurt am Main : Edition Chimaira, 2010.


History Of Geology Group (HOGG)


Conference on Geological Collectors and Collecting


April 4th - 5th, 2011 at the Natural History Museum


The History of Geology Group (HOGG), a group affiliated with the Geological Society of London, will be holding a conference about Geological Collectors and Collecting.  The conference is timed to coincide with the Christies sale of Travel, Science and Natural History artefacts and is open to all.


This two day event will include talks, exhibitions, workshops and behind the scenes tours on topics of interest to collectors of geological material of all kinds, including books, maps, minerals and fossils.


A full programme and a registration form are available for download from the HOGG website or from Nina Morgan on

The Conjuror's bird and the NHM Library connection
The Conjuror's Bird (2005) written by Martin Davies is a novel set both in the 18th-century and the present day. The book was researched here at the NHM Library and mixes both fact and fiction.
It follows Joseph Banks and his un-named mistress, and the hunt for a missing bird specimen originally given to Banks.

The book refers to the NHM Library because the only remaining evidence for the lost bird, Turdus ulietensis or Bay Thrush, is a painting by (Johann) Georg Adam Forster (1754-1794) made during Captain James Cook's second voyage (1772-75). Georg accompanied his father (Johann) Reinhold Forster (1729–98) on the voyage as his assistant. His father was the Naturalist on board and Georg drew from his descriptions.

This painting is held in our Zoological collections (Forster plate no. 143/ original plate no. 146) and is available to view via the NHM Picture Library.

The novel refers to the modern-day characters coming to visit the Library in order to view the plate and look at some Banks biographies (page 75).
Davies also includes some notes about the actual painting and missing bird specimen on pages 307-308.

Angela Thresher, Information Assistant

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The latest edition of Evolve, the Museum's quarterly magazine, is now on sale!


Once again we have another great show of articles relating to the Library's collections. A piece by Judith Magee, our Library Special Collections Curator, relating to the new Images of Nature Gallery opening in the New Year. (See our previous blog Images of Nature Gallery.) Alison Harding, Assistant Librarian, tells us about Frederick Du Cane Godman and his legacy to the NHM collections, whilst Karolyn Shindler, NHM Scientific Associate, continues her fasinating series on Richard Owen.


Members of the Museum receive Evolve as part of their Membership. But non-members can buy the magazine in our Museum shops (£3.50) or subscribe online.




New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Nov 15, 2010

New books added to the Library collection


Please find below a list of this week’s recently arrived additions to the Library collection. These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room, Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles) and Tring (for all Ornithology titles). Please let us know if you would like to make an appointment to see any of these items.



Anthropology / Palaeontology


Fossilien an Nord- und Ostsee : Finden und Bestimmen / Frank Rudolph, Wolfgang Bilz, Dirk Pittermann.
Wiebelsheim : Quelle & Meyer, 2010.


Geology of the Sierra Nevada / Mary Hill.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2006.


Europe's lost world : the rediscovery of Doggerland / Vincent Gaffney, Simon Fitch and David Smith ; [with a foreword by Tony Robinson].
York : Council for British Archeology, 2009.


Geology and geomorphology of Holocene coastal barriers of Brazil / Sérgio F. Dillenburg, Patrick A. Hesp.
Berlin : Springer, 2009.


Aquatic insects in Baltic Amber = Wasserinsekten im Baltischen Bernstein / Wilfried Wichard, Carsten Gröhn & Fabian Seredszus.
Remagen-Oberwinter : Kessel, 2009.




Atlas of the potential vegetation of Ethiopia / by Ib Friis, Sebsebe Demissew and Paulo van Breugel.
[Copenhagen] : Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2010.


Atlas de la flora de Veracruz : un patrimonio natural en peligro / [coordinación: Arturo Gómez-Pompa, Thorsten Krömer, Roberto Castro-Cortés].
[Veracruz, Mexico] : Veracruz, Gobierno del Estado : Universidad Veracruzana, 2010.


Ferns of central Himalayas. I, Chamoli & Rudraprayag) / P. Joshi, H.C. Pande, P.C. Pande.
Dehra Dun : Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2009.


Plantes du Bhoutan : un guide de poche / Françoise Brenckmann.
Bussigny : Rossolis ; Lausanne : Musée botanique cantonal, 2010.


13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration : 24 September to 17 December, 2010 / Lugene B. Bruno.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, 2010.





Fauna Sinica : Insecta. Vol. 51, Megaloptera / Yang Ding, Liu Xingyue
Beijing : Science Press, 2010


Insect fauna of Henan : Lepidoptera: Limacodidae, Lasiocampidae, Notodontidae, Arctiidae, Lymantriidae, Amatidae / Wu Chunsheng, Fang Chenglai
Beijing : Science Press, 2010


Pests of stored grains and their management / M.C. Bhargava and K.C. Kumawat
New Delhi : New India Publishing Agency, 2010


Melolonthinae afrotropicaux (Scarabaeoidea, Melolonthidae) : Genera et catalogue commenté / Marc Lacroix
Paris : Editions Marc Lacroix, 2010


Verbreitungsatlas der Zikaden des Großherzogtums Luxemburg. Atlasband / Rolf Niedringhaus, Robert Biedermann, Herbert Nickel
Luxembourg : Musée national d'histoire naturelle de Luxembourg, 2010


Verbreitungsatlas der Zikaden des Großherzogtums Luxemburg. Textband / Rolf Niedringhaus, Robert Biedermann, Herbert Nickel
Luxembourg : Musée national d'histoire naturelle Luxembourg, 2010




Contemporary debates in philosophy of biology / edited by Francisco J. Ayala and Robert Arp.
Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2010.


Tropical rain forest ecology, diversity, and conservation / Jaboury Ghazoul, Douglas Sheil.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.


Science into practice : solving conservation problems / Wildlife Conservation Research Unit
Tubney, Oxfordshire : Wildcru, [2010?]


A warden's work : time spent in Britain's wild places / Robert Mortley.
[S.l. : Oakdene Press, 2008]


Actas de las VII Jornadas de flora, fauna y ecología del campo de Gibraltar / Mancomunidad de Municipios del Campo de Gibraltar.
Gibraltar : Mancomunidad de Muncipios del Campo de Gibraltar, 2007.


Challenges and perspectives: new roles of the National History Museum in reponse to global changes : proceedings of the international symposium for the 100th anniversary of National Taiwan Museum / [chief ed.: Su-Fang Huang ; ed.:  Su-Fang Huang  ... et al.].
Taipei : National Taiwan Museum, [ca. 2008]


Darwin / edited by William Brown and Andrew C. Fabian.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Père David : nature explorer in China : Jean Pierre Armand David: 1826-1900 / by David Sox.
York, England : Sessions Book Trust, The Ebor Press, c2009.


Vydaiushchiesia uchenye-biogeografy : biobibliograficheskii spravochnik / A. I. Kafanov, V. A. Kudriashov ; otv. redaktor, I.A. Chereshnev.
Moskva : Nauka, 2007.




Meteorites of Alberta / Anthony J. Whyte.
Edmonton, Alta. : University of Alberta Press, 2009.


Ornithology (Tring)


Birds of Tiree and Coll / John Bowler & Janet Hunter.
Isle of Tiree : Paircwood, 2007.


Natural History Museum animal records / Mark Carwardine
London : Natural History Museum, 2010.


A photographic guide to the birds of Hawai'i : the main islands and offshore waters / Jim Denny.
Honolulu : University of Hawa'ii Press, c2010.


The private lives of birds : a scientist reveals the intricacies of avian social life / Bridget Stutchbury.
New York : Walker & Co., 2010.


Safeguarding species: a strategy for species recovery / RSPB
[S.l.] : RSPB, 2010.


Voyages of discovery : [a visual celebration of ten of the greatest natural history expeditions] / written by Tony Rice ; with an introduction by David Bellamy.
London : Natural History Museum, 2008.




Otter / Daniel Allen.
London : Reaktion Books, 2010.


Lion / Deirdre Jackson.
London : Reaktion Books, 2010.


Marine benthic fauna of Chilean Patagonia: illustrated identification guide / Vreni Haussermann & Günter Försterra
Puerto Montt : Patagonia Marina, 2010.


The European Bison pedigree book in history and today / Jan Raczynski
Bialowieza: Bialowieza Park Narodowy, 2009.


Into oblivion? : the disappearing native mammals of northern Australia / compiled by James Fitzsimons ...[et al.]
Carlton : Nature Conservancy, 2010.


Encyclopedia of Texas seashells : identification, ecology, distribution, and history / by John W. Tunnell, Jr. ... [et al.] ; in collaboration with Roe Davenport ; with contributions by David W. Hicks and Kim Withers.
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2010.


The reptile fauna of India : [a source book] / T.S.N. Murthy.
New Delhi : B.R. Pub. Corp., 2010.


Guía ilustrada de la herpetofauna de Nicaragua / Gustavo Adolfo Ruiz, Fabio Buitrago V.
[Managua : MARENA, 2003?] Impresiones Helios)


Geckos of Australia = Geckos Australiens / Friedrich Wilhelm Henkel.
Frankfurt am Main : Chimaira, 2010.


New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Nov 8, 2010

New books added to the Library collection


Please find below a list of this week’s recently arrived additions to the Library collection. These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room, Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles) and Tring (for all Ornithology titles).  Please let us know if you'd like to make an appointment to read any of them.



Anthropology / Palaeontology


The second jurassic dinosaur rush : museums and paleontology in America at the turn of the twentieth century / Paul D. Brinkman.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.


Geoecology in the Tropics : with a database on micromorphology and geomorphology / Hanna Bremer.
Stuttgart : Gebrüder Borntraeger, 2010.





Brazilian flora : Arecaceae (Palms) / Harri Lorenzi ... [et al.].
Nova Odessa, Brazil : Instituto Plantarum, 2010.


Guia de samambaias e licófitas da REBIO Uatumã, Amazônia Central = Guide to the ferns and lycophytes of REBIO Uatumã, Central Amazonia / Gabriela Zuquim ... [et al.].
Manaus : Áttema Design Editorial, 2008.


Inventarios botánicos del área de Bella Vista, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia : una base para la conservación / Luzmila Arroyo P. y Steven P. Churchill, editores.
Santa Cruz, Bolivia : Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado ; St. Louis, Mo. : Missouri Botanical Garden, 2009.


Mousses et hépatiques de Païolive (Ardèche et Gard, France) / Vincent Hugonnot ; avec la collaboration de: Jeannette Chavoutier, Luc Olivier, Thierry Vergne.
Jarnac : Siège social de la SBCO, 2010.


Libro rojo de plantas de Colombia 6. Orquídeas, primera parte / Eduardo Calderón Sáenz
Bogotá Inst. de Investigaciones de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt [u.a.] 2007.


A monograph on some British Desmids : Order Zygnematales, Suborder Zygnemoidiineae, Family Zygnemataceae, Subfamily Mesotaenioideae (Saccoderm Desmids) and Suborder Closteriineae, Family Peniaceae and Family Closteriaceae / by Alan J. Brook and David B. Williamson ; edited by James H. Price and Nicholas J. Evans.
London : Ray Society, 2010.





Phylogeny and generic classification of Tachyusini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) / Grzegorz Pasnik
Kraków : Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animalsof the Polish Academy of Science, 2010


Aphodiinae of Australia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) : iconography / Zdzislawa T. Stebnicka
Kraków : Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2009


A world catalogue of Chironomidae (Diptera). Part 1, Buchonomyiinae, Chilenomyiinae, Podonominae, Aphroteniinae, Tanypodinae, Usambaromyiinae, Diamesinae, Prodiamesinae and Telmatogetoninae / Compiled by Patrick Ashe and James P. O'Connor
Dublin : Irish Biogeographical Society ; National Museum of Ireland, 2009


Hoverflies of Northwest Europe : identification keys to the Syrphidae / M. P. van Veen
Utrecht : KNNV Publishing, 2010


The moths of the Bristol region / Ray Barnett ... [et al.]
[Bristol] : Bristol Regional Environment Record Centre, 2008


Gelechiid moths of the subfamily Dichomeridinae (Lepidoptera : Gelechiidae) of the world / M. G. Ponomarenko
Vladivostok : Dalnauka, 2009




Klimaendringer i norsk arktis : konsekvenser for livet i nord / [forfatter: Ellen Øseth].
Tromsø : Norsk polarinstitutt, 2010.


Climate and weather / John Kington.
London : Collins, 2010.


The natural history of Sherkin Island, West Cork : an introduction / John Akeroyd ; [photography by Robbie Murphy].
Sherkin Island : Sherkin Island Marine Station, 2009.


Aleppo observed : Ottoman Syria through the eyes of two Scottish doctors, Alexander and Patrick Russell / by Maurits H. van den Boogert.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.


The ecology of tropical East Asia / Richard T. Corlett.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


William Bartram, the search for nature's design : selected art, letters, & unpublished writings / edited by Thomas Hallock & Nancy E. Hoffmann ; Joel T. Fry, associate editor.
Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, c2010.


Darwin's disciple : George John Romanes : a life in letters / [edited] by Joel S. Schwartz
Philadelphia, PA : American Philosophical Society, 2010.



Ornithology (Tring)


Auftreten und Herkunft der Wasservögel am Sempachersee : Überblick über fast 70 000 Beringungen am Sempachersee und 6000 Rückmeldungen aus Eurasien und Afrika / Josef Hofer, Pius Korner-Nievergelt und Fränzi Korner-Nievergelt.
[Rüschlikon, Switzerland] : Ala, 2010.


Bird migration and global change / George W. Cox.
Washington, DC : Island Press, c2010.


Birds of Himalaya & Kashmir / by Douglas Dewar.
Delhi, India : Asiatic Pub. House, 2006.


Kingfisher / David Chandler, Ian Llewellyn.
London : New Holland, 2010.


The nesting season : cuckoos, cuckolds, and the invention of monogamy / Bernd Heinrich.
Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.




A critical companion to zoosemiotics : people, paths, ideas / Dario Martinelli.
Dordrecht : Springer, 2010.


Estudio de la biología y ecología del camarón de río en Río San Juan (<Macrobrachium carcinus>) / Jordi Pascual Sala.
Managua : Gobierno de Nicaragua, Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales, 2005.


Estudio técnico científico del róbalo en Río San Juan y el Gran Lago de Nicaragua / Juan José Camacho, Velkiss Gadea E.
[Managua] : Gobierno de Nicaragua, Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales, 2005.


Abundancia relativa de los peces en la costa oriental del Lago de Nicaragua / Aldo Hernández Portocarrero ; Francisco Saborido Rey, consultor.
Managua : Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales : Instituto Nicaragüense de Pesca, 2008.


New Zealand freshwater fishes : an historical and ecological biogeography / R. M. McDowall.
Dordrecht : Springer, 2010.


The mind of the chimpanzee : ecological and experimental perspectives / [edited by] Elizabeth V. Lonsdorf, Stephen R. Ross, & Tetsuro Matsuzawa.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.


Los manatíes del Río San Juan y los canales de Tortuguero : ecología y conservación / Ignacio Jiménez Pérez ; [ilustraciones, Carlos Espinoza].
[Managua] : Gobierno de la República de Nicaragua, Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales, 2003.


Handbook on Indian freshwater molluscs / Ramakrishna, Anirudha Dey.
Kolkata : AICOPTAX--Mollusca, Zoological Survey of India, 2007.


Natural History Museum animal records / Mark Carwardine
London : Natural History Museum, 2010.


The Natural History Museum is about to open a new permanent art gallery where our amazing collection of Natural History related artwork will be displayed to the public for the first time.


The Images of Nature Gallery display will consist of a permanent exhibition of some of the Museum's oil paintings and themed exhibition of watercolour artwork. The theme will change on an annual basis and the collections will be rotated a number of times during this period.


The first temporary exhibition will reflect our collections of Chinese artwork.


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   Verity Clarkson (Information Assistant) measuring some of the                            

                     artwork selected for the first display                                               


A young Chinese artist, who recently won the competition to create a piece of contemporary art for the opening of the gallery, has already started getting familiar with the collections and the work of curators in the scientific departments.


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            The artist being filmed in the Botany Library researching the

                     John Reeves collection of Chinese artwork


The Images of Nature Gallery opens in the New Year. We will keep you posted!


Armando Mendez (Information Assistant)


New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Nov 2, 2010

New books added to the Library collection


These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room, Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles) and Tring (for all Ornithology titles). Please let us know if you'd like to use any of them. 


Anthropology / Palaeontology


Monograph of fossil Trichoceridae (Diptera): over 180 million years of evolution / Ewa Krzeminska,  Wieslaw Krzeminski and Christine Dahl
Kraków : Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals. Polish Academy of Sciences, 2009


Biodiversity of Polish fossil insectivores (Erinaceomorpha, Soricomorpha, Insectivora, Mammalia) compared to the European and global faunas / Barbara Rzebik-Kowalska
Kraków : Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, 2009


Prehistoric mammals of Western Australia
Welshpool : Western Australian Museum, 2010


Late Pleistocene environment of the Czestchowa Upland (Poland) reconstructed on the basis of faunistic evidence from archaeological cave sites / Adam Nadachowski
Kraków : Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, 2009


Malacofauna pliocenica toscana. Vol. 7, Ptenoglossa Gray J. E., 1847 [Texte imprimé] / Carlo Chirli ; fotografia E. Ulivi, foto S. E. M. S. Caporali.
Firenze, impr. 2009.





Perspectives in pteridophytes : silver jubilee publication of Indian Fern Society (1983-2008) / edited by S.C. Verma, S.P. Khullar, H.K. Cheema.
Dehradun : Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2009.


Wildflowers of Fogo Island and Change Islands / Todd Boland.
Toronto : Key Porter Books, 2010.


H. Kobayasi's atlas of Japanese diatoms based on electron microscopy. Volume 1 / Hiromu Kobayasi ... [et al.].
Tokyo : Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., [2006].


Benthische Algen: ohne Diatomeen und Characeen ; Feldführer / Antje Gutowski, Julia Foerster.
Recklinghausen : LANUV, 2009.


Vascular flora of Ko Hong Hill, Songkla Province, Thailand / J.F. Maxwell.
Bangkok, Thailand : Biodiversity Research and Training Program (BRT), 2006.


Mrs. Delany & her circle / edited by Mark Laird & Alicia Weisberg-Roberts
New Haven : Yale Center for British Art ; London : Sir John Soane's Museum ; New Haven : In association with Yale University Press, 2009.





Festschrift zum 75. Geburtstag von Hans Malicky
Linz, Austria : Biologiezentrum des Oberosterreichischen Landesmuseums, 2010


Der Schmetterlingskoffer : Die tropischen Expeditionen von Arnold Schultze / Hanns Zischler and Arnold Schultze
Berlin : Galiani, 2010


Ant encounters : interaction networks and colony behavior / Deborah M. Gordon
Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2010


The butterfly Red List for Great Britain  / Richard Fox, Martin S. Warren & Tom M Brereton
[Peterborough] : Joint Nature Conservation Committee, 2010


Britain's butterflies : a field guide to the butterflies of Britain and Ireland / David Newland ... [et al.]
[Old Basing] : Wildguides, 2010


Butterflies of the Afrotropical region. Part 3, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae  / Bernard d'Abrera
Melbourne ; London : Hill House Publishers, 2009




Microbial mats : modern and ancient microorganisms in stratified systems / edited by Joseph Seckbach and Aharon Oren.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2010.


Wildlife records / [compiled by]Marion L. Maxwell Bryce
Long Eaton : Long Eaton Natural History Society, 2009.


Science and empire in the Atlantic world / edited by James Delbourgo and Nicholas Dew.
London : Routledge, 2008.


Archipelago : portraits of life in the world's most remote island sanctuary / David Liittschwager and Susan Middleton
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, c2005


I musei delle Scienze Agrarie : l'evoluzione delle Wunderkammern / a cura di Stefano Mazzoleni e Sabrina Pignattelli
Napoli : Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico, 2007


Roznorodnosc biotyczna Wielkopolski : bibliografia prac Instytutu Biologii Srodowiska opublikowanych w latach 2000-2005 / Zbigniew Celka.
Poznan : Wydawn. Kontekst, 2008.




Russian alexandrites / Karl Schmetzer
Stuttgart E. Schweizerbart Science Publishers, 2010


Ornithology (Tring)


Facing extinction : the world's rarest birds and the race to save them / by Paul Donald, Nigel J. Collar, Stuart J. Marsden &  Deborah J. Pain
London : T. & A. D. Poyser, 2010.


South Pacific birds / by John E. duPont ; illustrations by George Sandstrom and Evan Barbour.
Ottawa, Ill. : Jameson Books, 2010.


Systematics and biogeography of core Corvoidea (Aves: Passeriformes) / Knud Andreas Jønsson
Copenhagen : Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark; Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, 2009.




Animal homosexuality : a biosocial perspective / Aldo Poiani ; with a chapter by Alan Dixson.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


The birds & bats of Palau / by H. Douglas Pratt and Mandy T. Etpison.
Honolulu : Mutual Pub., 2008.


Re-introduction of the European beaver to Scotland : a public consultation / [Scottish Natural Heritage]
Edinburgh : Scottish Natural Heritage, 1998.


Decline and recovery of the island fox : a case study for population recovery / Timothy J. Coonan, Catherin A. Schwemm, David K. Garcelon ; with Linda Munson and Cheri Asa.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


European ungulates and their management in the 21st century / edited by Marco Apollonio, Reidar Andersen, Rory Putman.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Amphibians and reptiles of Similipal Biosphere Reserve / S.K. Dutta ... [et al.].
Bhubaneswar : Regional Plant Resource Centre, 2009.


Amphibians and reptiles of Nebraska / Royce E. Ballinger, John D. Lynch and Geoffrey R. Smith.
Oro Valley : Rusty Lizard Press, 2010.