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Forensic recovery of human remains : archaeological approaches / Tosha L. Dupras ... [et al.].

Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2012

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Curating human remains : caring for the dead in the United Kingdom / edited by Myra Giesen

Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2013

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The age of reptiles : the art and science of Rudolph Zallinger's great dinosaur mural at Yale / compiled and edited by Rosemary Volpe ; with contributions by Rudolph F. Zallinger, Vincent Scully, and the staff of the Yale Peabody Museum

New Haven, Conn. : Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, 2007.

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Art of nature [Chinese] / Judith Magee

[S.l.] : Chinese National Geography Books, 2013.

B 7.043 MAG


Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges. 2 : daisies, heaths, peas, saltbushes, sundews, wattles and other shrubby and herbaceous dicotyledons / Enid Mayfield

Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2013.

B 581.9(945) MAY


Flora del valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Fasciculo 107, Fabaceae / A. Rosa Olvera-Luna, Susana Gama- López, Alfonso Delgado-Salinas

Flora del valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Fasciculo 102, Bacillariophyta Hustedt / Eberto Novelo

Flora del valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Fasciculo 106, Hydrangeaceae Dumort. / Emmanuel Pérez- Calix

Flora del valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Fasciculo 105, Phytolaccaceae R. Br. / Lorena Villanueva Almanza

Flora del valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Fasciculo 104, Bignoniaceae Juss. / Esteban Martínez, Clara Hilda Ramos

México : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Biología, 2012.

B 581.9(79P9) SOU


Flora Zambesiaca. Volume 8, Part 5 / edited by Jonathan Timberlake & E. S. Martins

Kew : Published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for the Flora Zambesiaca Managing Committee, 2013.

B 581.9(689) EXE


Rory McEwen : colours of reality / edited by Martin Rix.

Kew : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2013.

B 7.043 MCE Q




Mutation : the history of an idea from Darwin to genomics / Elof Axel Carlson

Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, c2011

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Exploring the landscape of the National Forest : a walkers' guide to the landscape and natural environment of the National Forest / Keith Ambrose ... [et al].

Nottingham : British Geological Survey, 2012.

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Alfred Russel Wallace's 1886-1887 travel diary : the North American lecture tour / edited by Charles H. Smith and Megan Derr ; with a preface by Michael Shermer

Manchester, UK : Siri Scientific Press ; c2013.

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Practical digital preservation : a how-to guide for organizations of any size / Adrian Brown.

London : Facet, 2013



A dictionary of environment and conservation.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.



The Cambridge encyclopedia of Darwin and evolutionary thought / edited by Michael Ruse.

Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013





Peru : paradise of minerals / Jaroslav Hyršl ... et al.

Lima : Museum Andrés del Castillo, 2010.

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Minerals of the lead and zinc ore deposit Mežica / Aleksander Rečnik

Ljubljana : Jožef Stefan Institute, 2010.

M 553.8(497.12)


Amethyst : Uruguay - two centuries of amethyst mining / Reinhard Balze, Peter Masberg

München : Christian Weise, 2008.

M (899) BAL




Atlas der Brutvögel in Hamburg und Umgebung : Kartierungen im Rahmen des bundeswiten Atlasprojecktes "ADEBAR" / von Alexander Mitschke

Hamburg : Arbeitskreis an der Staatlichen Vogelschutzwarte Hamburg", 2012

ORNITHOLOGY S 1318                     


Australian bird names : a complete guide / by Ian  Fraser and Jeannie Gray.

Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2013.

ORNITHOLOGY 98 FRA                     


Catching the bug : a Sound Approach guide to the birds  of Poole Harbour / [text:] Mark Constantine, Nick Hopper & The Sound Approach ; [maps: Cecilia Bosman ;  photogr.: Nick Hopper ... et al. ; text ed.: Magnus  Robb ... et al.].

Poole : The Sound Approach, 2012.

ORNITHOLOGY 72Aa/11 CON                


Hornbills of the world : a photographic guide / Pilai Poonswad, Alan Kemp, Morten Strange, photography by Tim Laman and others.

Singapore : Draco Publishing, 2013.

ORNITHOLOGY 18(5) POO                  


Looking for the Goshawk / Conor Mark Jameson

London : Bloomsbury, 2013.

ORNITHOLOGY 18(1F) JAM                 


The man who saved the whooping crane : the Robert  Porter Allen story / Kathleen Kaska.

Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2012.

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More than birds : adventurous lives of North American  naturalists / Val Shushkewich.

Toronto : Dundurn, [2012], ©2012.

ORNITHOLOGY 96 SHU                     


Rare birds of the Canary Islands : Aves raras de las Islas Canarias / Eduardo García-del-Rey & Francisco Javier García Vargas

Barcelona : Lynx Edicions, 2013.

ORNITHOLOGY 78 GAR                     


State of Nature

[S.l. : s.n.], 2013.

ORNITHOLOGY 72A ROY                    


Understanding the role of avian vectors in the spread of <Phytophthora ramorum> / E. Coleman & J.A. Clark

Thetford, United Kingdom : British Trust for Ornithology, 2010.

ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M                    


Waterbirds on English Sites of Special Scientific  Interest : A review of the use made by non-breeding waterbirds of the English SSSI network / N.A. Calbrade, A.J. Musgrove & G.E. Austin

Thetford, United Kingdom : British Trust for Ornithology, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M                    


El mosquitero ibérico / Nacho Rodríguez Martínez, Javier García Fernández, José Luis Copete (coordinadores) [The Iberian Chiffchaff]

León : Grupo Ibérico de Anillamiento, 2013.



Eggs and physiology through the evolution of amniotes / Maximilian T. Stockdale

[Bristol :University of Bristol, 2013.]





Les Carnivora de Madagascar / Steven M. Goodman

Antananarivo, Madagascar : Association Vahatra, 2012.

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Threatened Animals of Japanese Tidal Flats : Red Data Book of Seashore Benthos / Japanese Association of Benthology

Toaki University Press, Hadano 2012

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A celebration of birds : C.G. Finch-Davies's final album of southern African birds.

Johannesburg : Natural History Books, c1990.

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The biology of squat lobsters / editors: Gary C.B. Poore, Shane T. Ahyong, Joanne Taylor

Boca Raton, Florida : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011



Decapod crustacean phylogenetics / edited by Joel W. Martin, Keith A. Crandall, Darryl L. Felder.

Boca Raton, Fla.; London : CRC Press, 2009



Les petits mammifères de Madagascar : guide de leur distribution, biologie et identification / Voahangy Soarimalala & Steven M. Goodman ; illustrations de Velizar Simeonovski.

Antananarivo, Madagascar : Association Vahatra, 2011.



Amphibians and Reptiles / Trevor J.C. Beebee

Exeter : Pelagic Publishing, 2013.



Snakes of Zimbabwe and Botswana / Donald G. Broadley, Roger Blaylock

Frankfurt am Main : Edition Chimaira, 2013.






Drawings collection of Olivia Frances Tonge (1858-1949)


by Lisa Atalla, Information Assistant


Olivia Fanny Tonge (nee Fitzmaurice) was born in Glamorganshire in 1858. Her Father, Lewis Roper Fitzmaurice (b.1816, London), a mate and assistant surveyor on the H.M.S Beagle under John Lort Stokes was a keen naturalist and painter who specialised in watercolour landscapes. Many of his watercolours were used to illustrate Captain Lort Stokes’ book ‘Discovery in Australia… Voyage of H.M.S Beagle 1837-43’ (London, 1846).



NHM Image number: 043082




It was from her father that Olivia’s interest in travel and love of nature probably stemmed- although, it has been said he did not have much confidence in her as a painter, being unaware that her inability to draw landscapes was due to being short sighted rather than lack of talent. As a consequence, Olivia’s watercolours were small scale, focussing on flowers, bird and reptiles- things that she could see in detail close up.







At the age of 19, Olivia married Dinely Fowler Tonge, with whom she had two daughters- Blanche and Ermin. At this point she gave up painting, spending time on other creative pursuits. This included writing articles for her friend the Reverend J. G. Wood’s publication ‘The Animal World’ and books such as ‘Petland Revisited’ as well as woodcarving, metalwork, singing, dress design and embroidery.

After her husband died, Olivia had to earn money to support her daughters, and became the needle work editor of ‘Hearth and Home’ for many years. She didn't begin painting again until her eldest daughter began to paint landscapes and portraits.


NHM Image number: 043080




In 1908, at the age of 50, Olivia embarked on the first of her two trips to India alone. In the preface to her sketchbooks a passage entitled ’Curious Fragment’ shows the determination and independence this would have required .Tonge3.jpg



“And it came to pass that a certain Grandmother, when that she had come to nigh on two score years and ten; and had gotten long in the tooth, spake to herself thus.- Lo, will I now paint… and verily no man mote stop her”

The 16 sketch books, donated to the Natural History Museum Library in 1952 each contain around 30 pages of annotated watercolours made in Sindh, Calcutta, Darjeeling, Mussoorie, Luknow, Karsiyang, Karachi and various other places across India and Pakistan- spanning both of Olivia’s trips in 1908-1910 and 1912-1913.


NHM Image number: 043090







Unusually, Olivia included cultural elements to her drawings, including people, local jewellery, toys, methods of transport (including working animals) and even local sweets.




The pages were crowded with annotations and intertwining paintings of differing subjects. She depicted local people alongside the local flora and fauna, perhaps showing how the culture of the area is influenced by the natural world around them - and certainly making nature and science more accessible to the non-scientific community at home, who had an interest in the exotic.

Olivia’s annotations were charming and personal- not at all scientific, such as- “ A Mussoorie Black Crested Myna, a very friendly bird with a beautiful song”. The colours she used reflected the vibrancy and richness of the country she travelled in and the experience she was documenting.




NHM Image number: 021874


In 1913, on her return from India, Olivia again stopped painting- instead, taking up gardening.  She died in Lincoln at the age of 90.



NHM Image number: 0430797