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The Images of Nature art gallery has reopened with the new collection of Indian artwork for 2013.

 

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Our Item of the Month blog will focus specifically on this new display. But in the meantime come a take a look for yourself and let us know what you think. The gallery has a new theme each year and within the year artwork is changed every three months. So there is always something new to catch your eye!

 

My favourite new addition is the pangolin!

 

As well as the watercolours, there are interactive touch screens enabling you to learn more about the collections and the importance of art to science.

 

Sunoj D a contemporary artist was invited to interpret the historical collections and create his own works, these can be seen alongside the NHM Library collections in the gallery.

 

Also included in the gallery are oil paintings and a full sized reproduction of the William Smith geological map.

 

Find out more about the gallery

 

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The Library catalogue is available online at Library catalogue


If you wish to view these or any other items, please contact the library to arrange an appointment library@nhm.ac.uk or 020 7942 5460

 

 

Anthropology / Palaeontology

Anthropology

 

The human past : world prehistory & the development of human societies / edited by Chris Scarre.
London : Thames & Hudson, c2013.
A 3 q HUM

 

The archaeology of the dead : lectures in archaeothanatology / Henri Duday ; translated by Anna Maria Cipriani and John Pearce.
Oxford : Oxbow Books ; Oakville, CT : David Brown Book Co., c2009.
A 6B o DUD


Palaeontology

 

Shore processes and their palaeoenvironmental applications [electronic resource] / by Edward J. Anthony.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2009.
P 10 o ANT

 

Quaternary coral reef systems : history, development processes and controlling factors / by L.F. Montaggioni and C.J.R. Braithwaite.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2009
P 45 o MON

 

Atlas zonalʹnykh kompleksov vedushchikh grupp rannepaleontozoĭskoĭ fauny severa Rossii : graptolity, trilobity/ avtory, I. IA. Gogin ... [et al.]
Sankt-Peterburg : Izdatelʹstvo VSEGEI, 1997
P 72Z o ATL

 

Global sedimentology of the ocean : an interplay between geodynamics and paleoenvironment / Christian M. Robert.
Oxford, UK : Elsevier, 2009.
P 81 o ROB

 

 

Botany


Jiadaoli nong chang ji zhi wu yuan zhi wu dao shang tu ce / bian ji Lei Songyu ... [et al.] = Pictorial guide book of KFBG plants / editors, Joanne Loi ... [et al.].
Xianggang : Jiadaoli nong chang ji zhi wu yuan, 2005.
B 58.006 KAD LOI

 

Contesting Páramo : critical biogeography of the northern Andean Highlands / Fausto O. Sarmiento.
Charlotte, N.C. : Kona Pub. and Media Group, 2012.
B 581.9(8) SAR

 

A catalogue of Irish seaweeds / by Michael D. Guiry.
Ruggell, Liechtenstein : Gantner, 2012.
B ALGAE 582.26(261) GUI

 

50 years of mapping the British and Irish flora 1962-2012 / Michael Braithwaite & Kevin Walker ; with contributions from Ken Adams ... [et al.]
London : Botanical Society of the British Isles, 2012.
B BRITISH HERBARIUM 581.9(410) BRA

 

Flora of Taiwan, Selaginellaceae / Ho-Ming Chang, Wen-Liang Chiou, Jenn-Che Wang.
Nantou, Taiwan : Endemic Species Research Institute, 2012.
B FERNS 582.35(51) ZHA

 

Monograph of Moranopteris (Polypodiaceae) / by Regina Yoshie Hirai and Jefferson Prado.
[Washington, DC] : American Fern Society, 2012.
B FERNS 582.35P211 HIR

 


Entomology


Second supplement to A bibliography of Irish entomology / compiled by James P. O'Connor.
Dublin : Irish Biogeographical Society, 2012.
E 97 o OCO

 

A taxonomic study on the genus Asiopodabrus (Coleoptera, Cantharidae) of Japan / Kazuhiro Takahashi
Matsuyama, Japan : Japanese Society of Systematic Entomology, 2012
E DC COLEOPTERA Y.10

 

The state of Britain's larger moths 2013 / R. Fox et al
Wareham, Dorset : Butterfly Conservation and Rothamsted Research, 2013.
E DC MACROLEPIDOPTERA F.46a

 


General


Proceedings, International Symposium on Assessment and Monitoring of Forests in Tropical Dry Regions with Special Reference to Gallery Forests : held November 4-7, 1996, Brasília, Brazil.
Brasília : University of Brasilia, 1997.
L 10E o INT

 

Wildlife & climate change : towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna / edited by Daniel Lunney and Pat Hutchings
Mosman, N.S.W. : Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 2012.
L 65B q LUN

 

Ecological biomarkers : indicators of ecotoxicological effects / edited by Claude Amiard-Triquet, Jean-Claude Amiard, Philip S. Rainbow.
L 66C q ECO

 

The discoverers of the Fiji Islands: Tasman, Cook, Bligh, Wilson, Bellinghausen/ by G. C. Henderson.
London: J. Murray, [1933]
L 70 o HEN

 

Museum revolutions : how museums change and are changed / edited by Simon J. Knell, Suzanne MacLeod and Sheila Watson.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
L 84 o KNE

 

Museums in the material world / edited by Simon J. Knell
London : Routledge, 2007.
L 84 o KNE

 

Museum management and marketing / edited by Richard Sandell and Robert R. Janes
London : Routledge, 2007.
L 84 o SAN

 

Official guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Books, c2004.
L 85 o SMI

 

 

Mineralogy


Diversity of hydrothermal systems on slow spreading ocean ridges / Peter A. Rona ... [et al.], editors.
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, c2010.
M 551.242.2 RON

 

The subseafloor biosphere at mid-ocean ridges / William S.D. Wilcock ... [et al.], editors.
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2004.
M 551.242.2 WIL

 


Ornithology (Tring)


The birds of Durham / edited by Keith Bowey and Mark Newsome ; species texts by Paul Anderson ... [et al.] ; with the editorial assistance of Tony Armstrong ... [et al.].
[Durham] : Durham Bird Club, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 72Aa/1 BOW      

          

Encyclopedia of pigeon breeds, by Wendell M. Levi.
Jersey City, T. F. H. Publications [c1965]
ORNITHOLOGY 86A LEV   

                

Māori bird lore : an introduction / Murdoch Riley.
Paraparaumu, N.Z. : Viking Sevenseas, 2001.
ORNITHOLOGY 3A RIL                     

 

 

Zoology


Investigating animal burials : ritual, mundane and beyond / James Morris
Oxford : British Archaeological Reports, 2011.
Z 3A q MOR

 

Ecologia de pescadores artesanais da Baía de Ilha Grande/ Alpina Bogossi ...[et al.]
São Carlos: RiMA Editora, 2010
Z 76D o ECO

 

Shells of Antarctica / Winfried Engl
Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks, 2012.
Z MOLLUSCA 80 q ENG

 

A monograph on the Phyllobothriidae (Platyhelminthes, Cestoda) : tapeworms of elasmobranchs. Part III / by Timothy R. Ruhnke
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska State Museum, 2011
Z PARASITIC WORMS 41B RUH

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CARE AND DISPLAY OF BOOKS WORKSHOP - Monday 15th April 2013. The Natural History Museum, London. *LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE*

 

This workshop introduces the key elements of good practice for the care and display of books through a series of presentations, videos and practical sessions.  This introductory course, led by NHM  Library staff, is suitable for Library staff and Archivists and all those with responsibility for book collections.

 

 

Subjects included in the workshop:

 

•         Threats to Library collections

•         The structure of books

•         Book curation

•         Basic book repair

•         Bindings: materials and spine structures

•         Temporary book display

 

 

Venue: Natural History Museum

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm.

 

The course fee of £175 includes tea, coffee and lunch. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements.

 

 

Please contact us for a booking form:

 

Kouroush Sharifi

Library & Archives

The Natural History Museum

lis-admin@nhm.ac.uk

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Audit closure March 2013: The Library & Archives will be closed to visitors from 18th – 22nd March 2013. We will re-open to external visitors on Tuesday 26th March.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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It is your last chance to see the First Fleet artwork currently on display in our Images of Nature gallery. The gallery closes from Monday 25th February and reopens on Wednesday 27th February with a brand NEW theme.

 

Indian artwork will be the theme for the next year, and every three months the artwork on display will be changed. This enables visitors to see other examples from our sizeable collection and allows us to protect our collections from any potential environmental damage such as light or temperature.

 

There will be a blog in March all about the forthcoming theme and examples of the items to be displayed, but in the meantime here is an taster to wet your appetite!

 

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Amorphophallus bulbifer, voodoo lily

NHM Picture Library image reference: 040242

 

Plate 1109 from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, c. 1795-1805.

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The Library catalogue is available online at Library catalogue


If you wish to view these or any other items, please contact the library to arrange an appointment library@nhm.ac.uk or 020 7942 5460

 

Anthropology / Palaeontology

Anthropology

 

Piltdown : 100 years on : abstract book / convenor : Richard T.J. Moody
Geological Society of London 2012.
A 1A q MOO

 

Atlas of developmental field anomalies of the human skeleton : a paleopathology perspective / Ethne Barnes.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
A 7A q BAR

 

DNA for archaeologists / Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith and K. Ann Horsburgh.
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2012.
A 8 o MAT

 

Nonmetric Traits and the Detection of Family Groups in Archaeological Remains
[S.l.] : Arizona State University, 2006
A THESES KUB

 

 

Palaeontology


Rytu̧ Europos platformos pietvakarinio pakraščio Ordoviko Baseino sedimentacinės sa̧lygos ir nuosedu̧ litogenezė = The sedimentation environments of the Ordovician basin in the south-western margin of the East European Platform and lithogenesis of deposits / Jevlampijus Laškovas.
Vilnius : Geologijos institutas, 2000.
P 11 o LAS

 

Ordovician : biostratigraphic chart and explanatory notes / compiled by B.D. Webby & Robert S. Nicoll ; with contributions by J.R. Laurie ... [et al.].
[Canberra] : Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, [1989]
P 12J q ORD

 

Biological and geological processes of the Cambrian explosion / Maoyan Zhu, Michael Steiner, guest editors.
Beijing ; London ; Philadelphia : Science in China Press : Taylor & Francis, 2004.
P 12K q BIO

 

New aspects of Mesozoic biodiversity / Saswati Bandyopadhyay, editor.
Heidelberg ; London : Springer, 2010.
P 15P o BAN

 

Third international conference on trilobites and their relatives : abstracts of oral presentations and posters : 2 - 6 April, 2001, University of Oxford, UK
[S.l. : s.n., 2001]
P 30A o INT

 

Zhongguo de san ye chong. [vol. 2]/ Lu Yanhao [deng bian zhu].

Trilobites of China
Peking, Ke xue chu ban she, 1965.
P 73L q ZHO

 


Botany

 

Flora of China. Vol 19, Cucurbitaceae through Valerianaceae with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae / Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven, Hong Deyuan
Beijing : Science Press ; St Louis, Miss. : Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2011.
B 581.9(51) FLO Q

 

Flórula da Fazenda São Maximiana, Guaíba, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil / Nelson Ivo Matzenbacher ... [et al.]
Bagé, Brazil : EDIURCAMP, 2011.
B 581.9(81) MAT

 

The vegetation of Georgia (South Caucasus) / George Nakhutsrishvili.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2013.
B 581.9(580P1) NAK

 

Genomic insights into the biology of algae / volume editor: Gwenaël Piganeau
London : Academic Press, 2012.
B ALGAE 582.26 PIG

 

 

Entomology

 

Insect photography : art and techniques / John Bebbington.
Ramsbury : Crowood, 2012.
E 83 o BEB

 

A world catalogue of Chironomidae (Diptera). Part 2, Orthocladiinae / compiled by Patrick Ashe, James P. O'Connor.
Dublin : Irish Biogeographical Society in association with the National Museum of Ireland, 2012.
E DIPTERA A.51 Sect. A.
E DIPTERA A.51 Sect. B.

 


General

 

Plant desiccation tolerance / Ulrich Lüttge, Erwin Beck, Dorothea Bartels, editors.
Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, 2011.
L 10E o ECO

 

Forensic ecology handbook : from crime scene to court / edited by Nicholas Márquez-Grant and Julie Roberts.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
L 65C o FOR

 

Marine pharmacognosy : trends and applications / Se-Kwon Kim.
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2012.
L 69 q KIM

 

An assessment of the use of conifer plantations by the Kerry slug <Geomalacus maculosus> with reference to the potential impacts of forestry operations / Inga Reich, Kim O'Meara, Rory Mc Donnell and Mike Gormally
Dublin : National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2012.
L 72Ac q NAT

 

Adhesives and consolidants in painting conservation / editors, Angelina Barros D'Sa ... [et al.].
London : Archetype, 2012
L 81 o BAR

 

The museum experience revisited / John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking.
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2012.
L 84 o FAL

 

Climate dynamics : why does climate vary? / De-Zheng Sun, Frank Bryan, editors.
Washington, D.C. : American Geophysical Union, 2010.
L 86 q SUN

 

Encyclopedia of modern coral reefs : structure, form and process / edited by David Hopley.
Dordrecht : Springer, 2011
L REFERENCE B 551.438.23 ENC

 

 

Ornithology (Tring)

 

The dodo and the solitaire : a natural history / Jolyon C. Parish.
Indiana University Press, [2012], 2013.
ORNITHOLOGY 88 PAR                     

 

Von Berlepsch, zwei Ornithologen aus Hessen und Thüringen : Hans Hermann Graf v. Berlepsch (1850-1915) und Dr. Sittich Hans Freiherr v. Berlepsch (1857-1933) ; ihr Einfluss auf die Ornithologie von heute ; Arbeit und Wirken der beiden Ornithologen mit kritischen Anmerkungen aus heutiger Sicht ; dazu eine Darstellung der Geschichte der Familie / Wolfram Brauneis.
[Biography of two ornithologists names von Berlepsch, and their influence on ornithological work today]
Waldkappel-Bischhausen : Historische Gesellschaft des Werralandes, 2007.
ORNITHOLOGY 96A BER                    

 


Zoology

 

New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Vol. 3, Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi / edited by Dennis P. Gordon.
Christchurch, N.Z. : Canterbury University Press, 2012.
Z 77D q NEW vol. 3

 

Otters / Paul Chanin ; illustrations by Guy Troughton.
Stansted, Essex : Whittet, 2013
Z MAMMALS 17L CHA

 

<Succinea> of Poland
Bursztynki Polski : (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Succineidae) / Maria Jackiewicz.
Poznań : Kontekst, 2003.
Z MOLLUSCA 72Q o JAC

 

Qi cai hai kuo yu : tai wan de luo sai dong wu = Taiwan nudibranchs / Jie Weibang, Zhan Jingyao zuo ; Wu Xigui shen gao.
Ping dong xian che cheng xiang : Hai sheng guan, 2009[Minguo 98].
Z MOLLUSCA 73I o JIE

 

Shells of Antarctica / Winfried Engl
Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks, 2012.
Z MOLLUSCA 80 q ENG

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The Library catalogue is available online at Library catalogue


If you wish to view these or any other items, please contact the library to arrange an appointment library@nhm.ac.uk or 020 7942 5460

 

Anthropology / Palaeontology

 

Palaeontology


Ordovician of the world / Gutierrez-Marco, Juan Carlos
Madrid: Instituto Geológico y Minero de Espana, 2011
P 15K o GUT

 

The Trilobite Affair / McBirney, Alexander R.
Eugene, Or.: Bostok Press, 2005
P 73L o MCB

 

Venezuela paleontológica : evolución de la biodiversidad en el pasado geológico / Sánchez-Villagra, Marcelo R.
[Zürich]: M. R. Sánchez-Villagra, 2012
P 76C o VEN

 

Geology at the University of Kansas: the first century (1866-1966) and a bit beyond / Merriam, Daniel Francis
[Lawrence, Kan.]: University of Kansas, Dept. of Geology and Paleontological Institute ; Distributed by the Paleonotological Institute, University of Kansas, 2009
P 85 o KAN

 

Paläontologie: 100 Jahre Paläontologische Gesellschaft / Martin, Thomas
München: Pfeil, 2012
P 3 q PAL

 

 

Botany

 

Conservation of plant diversity, international scientific symposium, 16-19 May 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova = Conservarea diversității plantelor, simpozion științific international, 16-19 mai 2012, Chișinau, Republica Moldova.
Chișinău : Academia de Științe a Moldovei, Grădina Botanică (Institut) ; Iași, România : Universitatea,,Al. I. Cuza" Gradina Botanica, A. Fatu", 2012.
B 502.7 CON

 

The Cape orchids : a regional monograph of the orchids of the Cape Floristic Region / William R. Liltved, Steven D. Johnson.
Cape Town : Sandstone Editions, 2012.
B 582.4P169 LIL F

 

Rare, relict and endangered plants and fungi in Poland / edited by Zbigniew Mirek & Agnieszka Nikel [eds.].
Kraków : W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2009.
EURO HERBARIUM 581.9(438) MIR

 

The evolution of plant form / edited by Barbara A. Ambrose, Michael D. Purugganan.
Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
B 576.1 AMB

 

A glance at the wild flowers of Iranian Mountains / Jalil Noroozi.
[S. l.] : Karim Khan Zand Publication, 2010.
B 581.9(55) NOR

 

Ausbrietung klimasensitiver ergasiophygophytischer Gehölzsippen in urbanen Wäldern im Ruhrgebiet / Ingo Hetzel
[Climate-sensitive woody plant propagation in urban forests in the Ruhr]
Berlin : J. Cramer, 2012.
B 634.9 HET

 

A manual of aquatic fungi (Chytridiomycetes & Oomycetes) / R.D. Khulbe.
Delhi : Daya Pub. House, 2001.
FUNGI 582.281 KHU

 


Entomology


Advances in Hymenoptera research: Formicidae
China Scientific Book Services, 2012
E DC HYMENOPTERA A.40

 

Saturniidae mundi = Saturniid moths of the world : based on the collections of the Natural History Museum in London / D'Abrera, Bernard.
Melbourne: Hill House, 2012
E DC MACROLEPIDOPTERA D.32b (OUTSIZE)

 

 

General


In the light of evolution : essays from the laboratory and field / Losos, Jonathan B.
Greenwood Village, Colo.: Roberts and Co., 2011
L 9D q LOS

 

Conference abstracts : Second International Barcode of Life Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 18-20 September 2007 / International Barcode of Life Conference (2nd : 2007 : Taipei, Taiwan)
L 15 q BAR

 

Amazonian floodplain forests : ecophysiology, biodiversity and sustainable management / Junk, Wolfgang J.
Dordrecht [Netherlands]; New York: Springer, 2010
L 76D o AMA

 

Mangroves of the South China Sea : ecology and human impacts on Indonesia's forests / Alongi, Daniel M.
Hauppauge, N.Y.: Nova Science, 2012
L 77A o ALO

 

Galápagos : guía de los animales y las plantas en español = a guide to the animals and plants in English = ein Tier-und Pflanzenführer auf Deutsch / Sitwell, Nigel
Chichester: Wilmot Books, 2011
L 77G o SIT

 

Origins and evolution of life : an astrobiological perspective / Gargaud, Muriel.
Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011
L 88 o ORI

 

The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820. Vol. 5, Letters 1798-1801 / Chambers, Neil
London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012
L 96A o BAN

 

Rossetti's wombat : Pre-Raphaelites and Australian animals in Victorian London / Simons, John
[London]: Middlesex University Press, 2008
L 96A o ROS

 


Mineralogy

 

The Earth : its birth and growth / Ojima, Minoru
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012
M 523.31 OZI

 

Biogeokhimiia uranovykh mestorozhdeniĭ i metodicheskie osnovy ikh poiskov = Biogeochemistry of uranium deposits and methodological fundamentals of their prospecting / Kovalevsky, A. L.
Novosibirsk: Academic Publishing House "Geo", 2010
M 553.495 KOV

 


Zoology

 

Coastal Marine Biodiversity and Bioresources of Vietnam and Adjacent Areas to the South China Sea / Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
Vladivostok, Nha Trang, Vietnam: Dalnauka, 2011
Z 73G o COA

 

Botniarki Europy : (Gastropoda : Pulmonata : Lymnaeidae) / Maria Jackiewicz.
Poznań : Kontekst, 2000
Z MOLLUSCA 72 o JAC

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Monsters in the Library

 

by Lisa Di Tommaso (Special Collections Librarian)

 

 

Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605) was a true Renaissance man who studied law, philosophy, logic and mathematics at the universities of Bologna and Padua. He was one of the great innovators of the study of nature during this period.

 

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Aldrovandi established one of the most acclaimed curiosity cabinets in European history, containing more than 18,000 specimens, according to his written description from 1595. He was a believer in observing the species of study and he was an advocate for accurate illustrations in natural history books. His aim was to accurately identify and describe as large an amount of animals, plants and minerals that was possible and with the advancement of travel, new plant species and animals were being discovered all the time.

 

 

He travelled as much as he could in order that he could observe species for himself. He had his own museum which was a centre of study and research for him and his students. His watercolour and tempera collection totalled 8,000. He would commission artists and hire painters, and he also received many drawings as gifts.

 

 

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Aldrovandi wrote roughly 400 volumes on natural history. Getting the work published was tougher though, and only a handful of his books were printed during his lifetime. One of the few was Monstrorum Historia: cum paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium, 1642 ("A history of monsters with the addition of the history of all animals"), a compendium of reported human and animal abnormalities.

 

 

The book includes accounts not only of malformed natural births but also of entirely imaginary monsters. Despite his dedication to scientific accuracy, this sort of juxtaposition was common at the time, since there was not as yet a distinction between the literary and the scientific. If a given monster had been described by previous authors it was considered proper and erudite to mention it, whether or not it was actually real.

 

Upon his death Aldrovandi’s museum was bequeathed to the city of Bologna and became the city’s first public museum.

 

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