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Anthropology / Palaeontology
Palaeontology

 

The world at the time of Messel : puzzles in palaeobiology, palaeoenvironment, and the history of early primates : 22nd International Senckenberg Conference, Frankfurt am Main, 15th-19th November 2011 / Thomas Lehmann & Stephan F.K. Schaal, eds.
Frankfurt am Main : Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, c2011.
P 12U q LEH

 

Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems of the Korean Cretaceous dinosaur coast : a field guide to the excursions of the 11th Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems symposium (August 19-22, 2012) / by Martin G. Lockley & Min Huh & Jeong Yul Kim ; organized by the 11th MTE Organizing Committee ; hosted by the Geological Society of Korea ; co-hosted by Korea Dinosaur Research Center, Chonnam National University
[Gwangju, Korea : Korea Dinosaur Research Center, Chonnam National University, 2012].
P 15A o SYM

 

Program : the 11th Symposium on Mesozoic terrestrial systems : biota and ecosystem, and their global correlation : Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju City, South Korea, August 15th-18th, 2012 / organized by the 11th MTE Organizing Committee ; hosted by the Geological Society of Korea ; co-hosted by Korea Dinosaur Research Center, Chonnam National University
[Gwangju, Korea : Korea Dinosaur Research Center, Chonnam National University, 2012].
P 15A o SYM

 

History of life / Richard Cowen
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
P 15C q COW

 

Eurypterids illustrated : the search for prehistoric sea scorpions / Samuel J. Ciurca, Jr.
Rochester, New York : Paleo Research, 2008-2010.
P26 q CIU

 

Prehl'adná geologická mapa kvartéru Slovenskej Republiky = General quaternary geological map of the Slovak Republic / zostavili = compilation, Juraj Maglay, redaktor = ed.ed ; Martina Moravcová ... [et al.] ; Ministerstvo Životného Prostredia ... [et al.].
Bratislava : [s.n.], 2011.
P MAP ROOM 72S SLO

 


Botany

 

The reindeer botanist : Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977 / Wendy Dathan.
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 2012.
92 POR

 

Guide d'identification des arbres du Burkina Faso / Moctar Sacande, Lassina Sanou et Henk Beentje.
Kew : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2012.
581.9(662.5) SAC

 

Hardy cypripedium : species, hybrids and cultivation / Werner Frosch, Phillip Cribb.
Richmond : Kew Publishing, 2013.
582.4P4169 FRO Q

 

Genus Cyclamen : in science, cultivation, art and culture / edited by Brian Mathew ; watercolours by Christabel King and Pandora Sellars.
Richmond, Surrey : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2013.
582.4P99 MAT Q


Entomology


The art of embroidered butterflies / Jane E. Hall
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2012.
E 3A q HAL

 

Mariposas del Ecuador = Butterflies & moths of Ecuador / Museo de Zoologia. Vol. 14, Familia: Riodinidae / Francisco Piñas Rubio
Quito : Compañía de Jesús, 2006.
E DC RHOPALOCERA P.48 Vol. 14

 

Troficheskie sviazi gusenits sovkoobraznykh cheshuekrylykhh fauny Rossii (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea: Nolidae, Erebidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae) = Trophic connections of the larvae of noctuoidea of Russia / A. Ju. Matov, V.S. Kononenko.
Vladivostok : Dalʹnauka, 2012.
E MACROLEPIDOPTERA M.76


General


The human impact on the natural environment : past, present and future / Andrew S. Goudie
Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
L 66A q GOU

 

Ghidul speciilor comune din Parcul Naţional Munţii Rodnei = Field guide to common species from the Rodna Mountains National Park / [text Claudiu Iușan, Alina Szabó]
Bistriţa : Karuna, 2009.
L 72N o IUS

 

Tibet wild : a naturalist's journeys on the roof of the world / George B. Schaller.
Washington, DC : Island Press, 2012.
L 73F o SCH

 

Memórias do Mar : biodiversidade, conservação e cultura no litoral Brasileiro / Leopold Cavaleri Gerdhardinger, Maíra Borgonha, Áthila Andrade Bertoncicni, editores
Florianópolis : Ecomares, 2010.
L 76D q GER

 

Manguezais do Rio de Janeiro.
[Rio de Janeiro, Brazil] : Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Secretaria Municipal de Meio Ambiente, [2000?]
L 76D q SEC

 

Il Museo regionale di scienze naturali : la regione promotrice di cultura naturalistica / a cura di Elena Giacobino e Daniele Ormezzano.
Torino : Museo regionale di scienze naturali, 2011.
L 85 o TUR

 

Preserving archives / Helen Forde and Jonathan Rhys-Lewis
London : Facet Publishing, 2013.
L ARCHIVES 025.85 FOR

 


Zoology


Halocyprid ostracods of the Arabian Sea region / Inna Drapun, Sharon L. Smith.
Muscat, Oman : Sultan Qaboos University, Academic Publication Board, 2011.
Z CRUSTACEA 32U DRA

 

Calanoid copepods of the Arabian Sea region / Irina Prusova, Sharon L. Smith, Elena Popova.
Muscat, Oman : Sultan Qaboos University, Academic Publication Board, 2011.
Z CRUSTACEA 32V PRU

 

The fishes of Zimbabwe and their biology / Brian Marshall.
Grahamstown, South Africa : South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, 2011.
Z FISH 74D MAR

 

Lemurs of Madagascar / Russell A. Mittermeier ... [et al.] ; illustrated by Stephen D. Nash.
Arlington, Va. : Conservation International, 2010
Z MAMMALS 17H LEM

 

E l'uomo incontrò il lupo : Domesticazione del lupo e origine del rapporto tra uomo e cane / a cura di Luciana Trovato, Roberta Cavelli
Torino : Regione Piemonte Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali Torino, 2011.
Z MAMMALS 17L q TRO

 

Biology and conservation of tropical Asian amphibians : proceedings of the conference "Biology of the Amphibians in the Sunda Region, South-east Asia" / edited by Indraneil Das, Alexander Haas and Andrew Alek Tuen.
Sarawak, Malaysia : Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, c2011.
Z REPTILES 73 DAS

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Last week we welcomed Ana-Maria Costa, the Library & Archive's first Synthesys funded researcher. She is with us for three weeks.

 

Ana-Maria is here as part of her PhD with the University of Lisbon, entitled 'The Natural History in Art and the Art in Natural History 1770-1810'.

 

During her stay she will be using the Botanical and Zoological artwork collections from the Library and in particular those relating to:

 

Captain James Cook's two voyages

First Fleet

William Bartram

 

 

 

 

 

 

In particular the goal of her PhD is to compare and contrast the 'cultural' skills of Portuguese artists with those of other European artists during the period 1770-1810.

 

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When studying the collections, she is looking at a number of different levels:

 

Artistic - not only interested in the colours used, but form, line and composition. Also what the artist puts behind, whether the perspectives are correct and their use of light and shadow to create a 3D effect.

 

Scientific/taxonomic - has the species been identified and if so correctly.

 

 

Geographic - she is recording the geographical information of the specimen depicted in order to later plot these on a map.

 

Ana-Maria is in her third year of four and has already researched the art collections at the Libraries of the Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens, Lisbon, National Museum, Lisbon and Botanical Gardens, Madrid.

 

By the end of her research here Ana-Maria is looking to have identified approximately 40 pieces of artwork to use for her PhD, in addition to those selected from the other institutions.