Skip navigation
Previous Next

Library & Archives

September 2, 2013

The Library catalogue is available online at

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


Anthropology / Palaeontology



Stone age Nottinghamshire / David Budge and Chris Robinson.
Nottingham : Nottinghamshire County Council, 2011.
A 3 q BUD


The paleobiology of <Australopithecus> : contributions from the Fourth Stony Brook Human Evolution Symposium and Workshop, Diversity in <Australopithecus> : Tracking the First Bipeds, September 25-28, 2007 / edited by Kaye E. Reed, John G. Fleagle, Richard E. Leakey.
Dordrecht : Springer, c2013.
A 6 q STO




South American and Antarctic continental Cenozoic birds : paleobiogeographic affinities and disparities / Claudia P. Tambussi, Federico J. Degrange.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, c2013.
P 18 o TAM


Tyrannosaurid paleobiology / edited by J. Michael Parrish, Ralph E. Molnar, Philip J. Currie, and Eva B. Koppelhus
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013.
P 20e q TYR


Geology of the Jurassic Coast. The Red Coast revealed : Exmouth to Lyme Regis / Richard A. Edwards.
Wareham : Coastal Pub., 2008 (2013 printing)
P 72Aa/11 o EDW



A century of West Himalayan orchids / H. J. Chowdhery & D. K. Agrawala.
Dehra Dun, India : Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2013.
B 582.4P169 CHO


The Flora of Qatar. Volume 1, The Dicotyledons / Ekhlas M.M. Abde Bary
Doha : Qatar University, 2013.
B 581.9(536) BAR Q


The Flora of Qatar. Volume 2, The Monocotyledons / Ekhlas M.M. Abdel Bary
Doha : Qatar University, 2013.
B 581.9(536) BAR Q


Dinofitovye Vodorosli (Dinophyta) / G. V. Konovalova, M. S. Selina, A. V. Arianov (ed.)
Vladivostok : Dalnauka, 2010.
ALGAE 582.26(265) KON


Die Flechten Deutschlands / Volkmar Wirth, Markus Hauck & Matthias Schultz.

Stuttgart : Ulmer, 2013.


Pollen biology, biodiversity and climate change / edited by A.J. Solomon Raju
New Delhi : Today & Tomorrow's, 2013.




Conservation assessment of butterflies of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland : red list and atlas / edited by S. Mecenero ... [et al.].
Johannesburg : Saftronics (Pty) Ltd. and the Animal Demography Unit, 2013.


Functional and evolutionary ecology of fleas : a model for ecological parasitology / Boris R. Krasnov
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.


International Symposium on Zygaenidae XIII, 16-23 September 2012, 11. Innsbrucker Lepidopterologengespräch
Innsbruck, Austria : Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, 2012.




Deep history : the architecture of past and present / Andrew Shryock and Daniel Lord Smail ; with Timothy Earle ... [et. al.]
Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2011.
L 2 o SHR


Shaking the foundation : Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution / Sylvia A. Johnson
Minneapolis, Minn. : Twenty-First Century Books, c2013.
L 9E o JOH


The islands of Kagoshima : culture, society, industry and nature / edited by Kei Kawai, Ryuta Terada and Sueo Kuwahara.
Kagoshima City, Japan : Kagoshima University Research Center for the Pacific Islands, 2013.
L 73I o ISL


Areias do Albardão : um guia ecológico ilustrado do litoral no extremo sul do Brasil / Ulrich Seeliger, César Cordazzo, Lauro Barcellos
Rio Grande : Editora Ecoscientia, 2004.
L 76D o SEE


The photograph and the collection : create, preserve, analyze, present / edited by Graeme Farnell
Edinburgh : MuseumsEtc, 2013.
L 83 o PHO


New heritage : new media and cultural heritage / edited by Yehuda E. Kalay, Thomas Kvan & Janice Affleck.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
L 84 o NEW


1740, un abrégé du monde : savoirs et collections autour de Dezallier d'Argenville / sous la direction de Anne Lafont ; contributions de Nebahat Avcıoğlu [and 19 others].
Lyon : Fage éditions, 2012
L 85 o COL


Bioluminescence : living lights, lights for living / Thérèse Wilson, J. Woodland Hastings
Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2013.
L 87 o WIL


Alfred Russel Wallace : explorer, evolutionist, public intellectual : a thinker for our own times? / Ted Benton
Manchester : Siri Scientific Press, 2013
L 96A o WAL


A companion to the history of the book / edited by Simon Eliot & Jonathan Rose.
Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.


The coming of the book : the impact of printing, 1450-1800 / Lucien Febvre, Henri-Jean Martin ; translated [from the French] by David Gerard ; edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and David Wootton.
London : Verso, 2010.


Encyclopedia of the book / by Geoffrey Ashall Glaister.
New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library, 1996 (2001 printing)





What's Hot in Munich 2012 : African secrets [DVD] / Blue Cap Productions.
Marina Del Ray : BlueCap Productions, 2013.
M CD-ROM 061.3 MUN




Ornithology (Tring)


Birds and people / Mark Cocker ; illustrated by David Tipling.
London : Jonathan Cape, 2013.


Federleicht und Daunenweich : die Vogelfeder im Spiegel von Wissenschaft und Kultur / Text und wissenschaftl. Zeichnungen von Toni Bürgin ; Fotogr. von Jonas Kuhn. [Lightweight and soft down : the bird's feather in the mirror of science and culture.]
St. Gallen : Kommissionsverlag der VGS, Verlagsgemeinschaft St. Gallen ; [Affoltern a.A.] : [Auslfg. durch AVA], 2006.


Penguins : their world, their ways / Tui de Roy.
London : Christopher Helm, 2013.
ORNITHOLOGY 18(1) ROY                  




Crocodile / Dan Wylie.
London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Z 20A o WYL


Spuren entdecken : Säugetiere in Norddeutschland / Stephan Janzen
Neumünster : Wachholtz, 2009.


European bison: the nature monograph / Małgorzata Krasińska, Zbigniew A. Krasiński
Heidelberg ; London : Springer, 2013.


Guide to marine mammals of Alaska / by Kate Wynne ; illustrated by Pieter Folkens.
Fairbanks, Alaska : Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2012.


Handbook of the birds of the world. Special volume: New species and global index / edited by Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, Jordi Sargatal, David A. Christie.
Barcelona : Lynx Edicions, 2013.


Reptiles and amphibians of the Pacific Islands : a comprehensive guide / George R. Zug.
Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, 2013


James Hodgkin: Library Services Manager

James and Megatherium.jpg


How long have you worked at the NHM?

8 years

What were you doing before you came here?

My first library job was at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) which was a fascinating mix of nationalities and subjects. That persuaded me to be a librarian so I got a qualification from Loughborough University. My job before NHM was at Oxford University, English Faculty Library. Oxford was a wonderful place to work and live, but I don’t remember getting paid very much. I guess you were privileged to work there and competition for jobs was huge.

What does your average day look like?

I don’t have average days anymore. Since I became a “manager”, anything can be thrown at me and the day job will be working on various projects. This is really interesting and pushes me to keep learning. It is not the usual museum library because of the quantity and quality of the NHM’s scientific research. We are undoubtedly playing catch up but the areas we are developing have far more in common with the university sector. I look after customer services and this also means our external users. We have been getting busier over the last 5 years which is great and it is fascinating to see the variety of visitors from all over the world coming to use our unique collections. We are regarded as a national collection as well as a local library supporting NHM research – this can be a tricky balance to maintain!



If you had to pick one favourite from the L&A collections what would it be?

I don’t really have much to do with the collections anymore which is a shame so all my favourites will come from my time as an Earth Sciences Librarian. I have a soft spot for William Buckland: a fascinating and slightly bonkers contradiction of a man whose work supported the theory of a biblical flood but was also quite ground breaking in hinting at modern developments in geology and palaeontology. Check out the background image on our twitter page – a beautiful fold-out from Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology (1836).

Do you have a favourite place or object on display in the Museum?

Place = Top of the main staircase next to the Giant Sequoia. Object = I love some of the retro galleries like Human Biology. It was a totally different way of designing museum galleries (no specimens!). I think we are moving towards more science and collections on public display which is great. The Polar Bear is my favourite object – huge paws.

If you had to spend the rest of your life as an animal, what would it be and why?

A duck. I love being on or around rivers and canals, they can walk, swim and fly plus they are smart enough to be tame and get fed by humans. Am I also allowed to say they taste good?