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September 2, 2013
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The Library catalogue is available online at www.nhm.ac.uk/library


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

 

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

 

Palaeontology

 

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


Botany

 

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.
LICHEN 582.29 WIR

 

Pollen biology, biodiversity and climate change / edited by A.J. Solomon Raju
New Delhi : Today & Tomorrow's, 2013.
POLLEN S 4

 


Entomology

 

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.
DC RHOPALOCERA M.74

 

Functional and evolutionary ecology of fleas : a model for ecological parasitology / Boris R. Krasnov
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
FLEAS K.8

 

International Symposium on Zygaenidae XIII, 16-23 September 2012, 11. Innsbrucker Lepidopterologengespräch
Innsbruck, Austria : Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, 2012.
MACROLEPIDOPTERA I.8

 

General

 

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.
LIBRARIANSHIP 655 COM

 

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.
LIBRARIANSHIP 655 FEB

 

Encyclopedia of the book / by Geoffrey Ashall Glaister.
New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press ; London : British Library, 1996 (2001 printing)
LIBRARIANSHIP 655 GLA

 

 

Mineralogy

 

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.
ORNITHOLOGY 3A COC  

                  

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.
ORNITHOLOGY 11 BUR

                    

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

 


Zoology

 

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

 

Spuren entdecken : Säugetiere in Norddeutschland / Stephan Janzen
Neumünster : Wachholtz, 2009.
Z MAMMALS 72L JAN

 

European bison: the nature monograph / Małgorzata Krasińska, Zbigniew A. Krasiński
Heidelberg ; London : Springer, 2013.
Z MAMMALS 72Q KRA

 

Guide to marine mammals of Alaska / by Kate Wynne ; illustrated by Pieter Folkens.
Fairbanks, Alaska : Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2012.
Z MARINE MAMMALS 17 WYN

 

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.
Z REFERENCE 18 DEL

 

Reptiles and amphibians of the Pacific Islands : a comprehensive guide / George R. Zug.
Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, 2013
Z REPTILES 77 o ZUG

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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?