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During the past two weeks, a seven strong group of Harvard undergraduate students have had their heads down in the Library working hard to transcribe letters as part of the Wallace Correspondence Project.



Back row L to R (from the viewer's perspective): Eric Chen, Michael Truong, Antone Martinho, Will Murphy

Front row L to R (viewer's perspective): Mary Griffin, Alyssa Botelho, Alex Bradbury


The students are in the UK for a total of eight weeks and are funded by the David Rockefeller International Experience Grants Program (DRIEG). After they finish at the NHM this week they are attending the Harvard Summer Program course called "An exploration of evolutionary biology" at Oxford University.




The students learning first hand about Wallace from Dr George Beccaloni Curator of orthopteroid insects
at the Natural History Museum & Director of the A. R. Wallace Correspondence Project


The Wallace Correspondence Project commenced in October 2010 and aims to finish in October 2013.  For more information about this exciting project visit the Wallace Correspondence Project official website.


Below is an example of one of the letters that Antone had to tackle; it is a good example of some of the problems encountered when transcribing old documents. Not only do you need to get to get to know an individual's handwriting, but you also have to contend with the condition a document may be in. In this case, the letter has been partially burned at some point.



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Letter from Alfred Russel Wallace to Fred Birch October 9th (WCP700 /L872) page one and page four.




[[p. 1]]      
Brow[MS burned]

Oct. 9th [MS burned]

My dear Fred

I was very plea<sed> to receive yesterday the enclosed letter from the Controller of Customs, in reply to mine of Aug. 17th.  The “conditions specified” were, that about half your time would be free for collecting and I mentioned your el[MS burned] qualifications & that I woul<d> guarantee your integrity, sobriety &c. in any position <of> trust.  His mail goes n[MS burned] [[p. 2]] [MS burned]s [1 word illeg.] next Wednesday so you had perhaps better write to Mr. De Jouge yourself asking him to be so kind as to let you know what the work would be &c.

But as I wrote to the Commissioner of Mines about the Post of Sun-warden, by the next mail (Sept. 2nd.)  I may have a reply from him in a fortnight, & you can very well wait for that, as he [following parenthetical note added above line] (Mr. De Jouge) suggests your  waiting two months, which I suppose [[p. 3]] will suit you very we<ll as> it will give you more time to prepare.  The salary Mr. De Jouge offers is small, but having your board is a great thing, & I presume it includes lodging.

I have just written to the Controller of Customs thanking him for the trouble he has taken, & saying you will write to Mr. [name inserted above line] De Jouge.

I think now, your chance of going out looks very promising and I think you may tell any persons to whom you writ[e] for information, that you rea[MS burned] [[p. 4]] [MS burned] decided to go in a month or two.

Let me know the result of your interview with Mr. Schill as soon as it has taken place.

[1 word illeg.] is up the Esseguibo a little below the Potaro river, & seems to be in a hilly country. I long for you to be there almost as much as if I were going myself!

Yours very sincerely | Alfred R. Wallace [signature]


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Anthropology & Palaeontology


"Hud" : the life and work of Robert George Spencer Hudson, FRS / by William Hudson

San Antonio, Texas : [privately published], 2008

P 96A o HUD


Beiträge zur Geologie und Archäologie des Niederrheins : Festschrift für Prof. Dr. Josef Klostermann zum 60. Geburtstag / Stefan Kronsbein ... [et al.], (Hrsg.)

Hannover : Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften ; Krefeld : Natur am Niederrhein, 2010

P 72L q BEI


Geotop 2011 - Quo vadis Geotopentwicklung? : 15. Internationale Jahrestagung der Fachsektion GeoTop der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 1.-4. Juni 2011, Nördlingen im GeoPark Ries / Heike Burkhardt ...{et al.](Hrsg.)

Hannover : Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 2011

P 72L q GEO


Elwyn Simons : a search for origins / John G. Fleagle, Christopher C. Gilbert, editors.

New York : Springer, c2008

A 96 o SIM





Flore de Dordogne : clé des genres et epèces des plantes vasculaires / Bernard Bédé.

Périgueux [France] : Societé Botanique du Pérígord, 2010.



Crassulaceae of India / N. B. Singh, U. C. Bhattacharyya & B. P. Uniyal.

Dehra Dun, India : Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2011.

582.4P60 SIN


La biodiversità vegetale in Italia : aggiornamenti sui gruppi critici della flora vascolare : comunicazioni : dipartimento di biologia ambientale, La Sapienza Università di Roma, 22-23 ottobre 2010 / Società botanica italiana, gruppi per la floristica e la biosistematica vegetale ; [editori, Simonetta Peccenini, Gianniantonio Domina, Cristina Salmeri].

Firenze : Società botanica italiana, 2010.



Encyclopaedia of Australian plants suitable for cultivation. Volume 9, Sp - Z / W. Rodger Elliot, David L. Jones ; line drawings by Trevor L. Blake.

Melbourne ; Sydney [etc.] : Lothian, 2010.



A brilliant touch : Adam Forster's wildflower paintings / Christobel Mattingley.

Canberra, A.C.T. : National Library of Australia, 2011.

7.043 FOR


Lithops : treasures of the veld (observations on the genus Lithops N.E.Br.) / Steven A. Hammer ; photographs by Christopher Barnhill.

2nd edition

[England] : British Cactus and Succulent Society, 2010.

582.4P79 HAM


Mistletoes of Southern Australia / by David M Watson ; illustrations by Robyn Hulley.

Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2011.

582.4P148 WAT





[Symbiosis between butterfly and ant] / Hirukawa, Norio

Hoozuki Shoseki ; 2008

13 o HIR


Network construction for the establishment of insect inventory in Tropic Asia (TAIIV) / Yata, Osamu

[Fukuoka] : [Kyushu University] ; 2005

73G o NET


The second report on Insect Inventory Project in Tropical Asia (TAIIV) : The development of Insect Inventory Project in Tropical Asia (TAIIV) / Yata, Osamu

[Fukuoka] : [Kyushu University] ; 2008

73G o NET


The first instar of European Miltogramminae (Diptera : Sarcophagidae) / Szpila, K Toruń : Nicolaus Copernicus University Press, 2010



Phylogeography of the Old World Screwworm Fly, <Chrysomya bezziana>, and its implications for myiasis control / Wardhana, A.H.

London : London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2010




General Natural History


Área de Proteção Ambiental Lagoa de Iriry / [Olga Maria Esteves Campista, Maria Helena Rohe Salomon, editors]

Rio das Ostras, Rio de Janeiro : Prefeitura de Rio das Ostras, 2002

L 76D o ARE


Remote sensing and global environmental change / Samuel Purkis and Victor Klemas.

Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

L 90 o PUR


Survey of library & museum digitization projects.

New York : Primary Research Group, c2010.

L 93B q INT


Collecting and interpreting qualitative materials / Norman K. Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln [editors].

Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2008.

L 98 o COL


Doing a literature review : releasing the social science research imagination / Chris Hart.

London : Sage Publications, 1998.

L 98 o HAR


European atlas of soil biodiversity, 2010 / [principal editors, Simon Jeffery ... et al.].

Luxembourg : European Commission, Publications Office of the European Union, c2010.






ÄŒeské stÅ™edohoÅ™í Mts and ambient young alkaline volcanic complexes in the OhÅ™e Rift, Czech Republic : volcanology, petrology and rift evolution / Lubomír Kopecký.

Prague : Czech Geological Survey Publishing House, 2010

552.333 KOP


The Koh-i-noor diamond / Iradj Amini.

New Delhi : Roli Books, 2001.

553.81 KOH


Topaz : perfect cleavage / Dudley Blauwet ... [et al.] ; editors Janet Clifford ... [et al.] ; translators Mariya Alferova and Günther Neumeier ; illustrators Dan Behnke ... [et al.].

Denver, CO : Lithographie, c2011.

553.84 TOP



Ornithology (Tring)


The owls of Bulgaria : our companions in the night / Konstantin Nyagolov ; illustrated by Assen Ignatov, [English translation by Vladimir Pomakov].

Sofia, Bulgaria : Borina, 2003






Cetáceos / Ana Paula Madeira Di Beneditto, Salvatore Siciliano, Renata Maria Arruda Ramos

Rio de Janeiro: Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, 2010.



The IZES guide to British zoos & aquariums / Tim Brown

Todmorden : AAOS for IZES, 2009.



Atlas dos anfíbios e répteis de Portugal / Armando Loureiro ... [et al.] (eds)

[S.l.] : Instituto da Conservacao da Natureza e da Biodiversidade, 2008.



Claudia Cardillo has been volunteering in the Library for one day a week since February 2011. During the rest of the week she works as a member of the  Museum's Visitor Services team and she has worked here for the past two years.


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Claudia is working on the Hodgson collection, which consists of about 1,400 pieces of art. She is unlocking the collection by examining each of the individual items and recording all the information about the specimen (if given). She also notes down any issues with its condition (tears, etc.) and any other useful information, such as the artistic techniques used.


"I have a degree in the History of Art, from the University of Naples, Italy, where I am originally from. I love art, and the collection that I am working on is wonderful! I wanted to develop my cataloguing and research skills, as I thought these would be particularly good skills for the future. The Hodgson collection is amazing, and I am really enjoying working in the Library."


Who was Brian Houghton Hodgson (c.1800-1894)


Born in Cheshire in about 1800, Brian Houghton Hodgson studied at the East India Company’s Haileybury College from 1816 –17, before sailing to Calcutta to take up an administrative position with the Company. Unfortunately he suffered from ill-health, and was transferred to Kumaon in the foothills of the western Himalayas to recover. In 1820, he was promoted to the position of Assistant Resident to the Court of Nepal, but finding little to do in Kathmandu, he returned to the bustle of Calcutta. There he was again taken ill, and moved back to Kathmandu, becoming acting Resident and finally Resident of Nepal in 1829 and 1833 respectively. After 23 years of service in Nepal, Hodgson resigned in 1843. Following a short sojourn in England, he returned to India in 1844 and lived in Darjeeling, a town close to the Nepalese border, until 1858 when he returned to England.


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Brian Houghton Hodgson

(NHM image reference 037022)


Hodgson’s role as Resident of Nepal was not a demanding one, and so he had plenty of time and the financial resources to undertake a thorough study of the natural history of Nepal. He became fascinated with the culture of Nepal, Himalayan Buddhism, architecture, ethnography and linguistics. He is also considered responsible for the introduction of the Gurkhas into the British Indian Army.


Hodgson had a special interest in the birds and mammals of Nepal and the surrounding Himalayan region. He discovered many new species and wrote more than 140 scientific papers. Hodgson’s zoological papers are particularly interesting as he described the animals’ habits and habitat in great detail. As he was unable to travel freely around Nepal, he relied heavily on the knowledge of local people to provide him with these observations. He also kept a number of wild animals in captivity. Hodgson made vast collections of specimens; over 10,500 specimens were donated to the British Museum.



   Ketupa flavipes (tawny fish owl)

(NHM image reference 037033)

What is the Hodgson Drawings Collection?


Hodgson commissioned thousands of drawings of birds and mammals from Nepalese artists. These artists were trained by Hodgson to paint in the style required for scientific illustration. The drawings accurately depict the natural colours and external anatomy required for scientific identification. Hodgson frequently dissected his specimens to show the skeletal and other anatomical features, and encouraged artists to sketch these extra details on the drawings. He would also frequently add his own detailed comments on the side. Unusually, the names of some of Hodgson’s Nepalese artists are known. Rajman Singh was a Nepalese draughtsman who worked for Hodgson for many years. Some of his drawings were published in articles written by Hodgson in the Calcutta Journal of Natural History and Asiatic Researches. There is one signed bird painting by him in the collection. Another artist who worked for Hodgson was Tursmoney Chitterkar of Nepal, but currently nothing is known about his life.


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          Leiothrix argentauris (silver-eared mesia)

(NHM image reference 037039)


Hodgson intended to publish a lavish book on the mammals and birds of Nepal, illustrated with hand-coloured plates. As part of this project he arranged for his collection of drawings to be duplicated, to produce a set suitable for reproduction. Despite Hodgson’s strenuous efforts, the book was never published. A deeply disappointed man, Hodgson disposed of his drawings and specimens to several institutions in England, including the British Museum. In recognition of the size and importance of Hodgson’s collections, the Keeper of Zoology at the British Museum, J. E. Gray, published catalogues of Hodgson’s collections in 1846 and 1863. The British Museum was also the recipient of over 1,400 paintings of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish. These were later transferred to the Natural History Museum.


Petaurista magnificus (Hodgson's giant flying squirrel)

(NHM image reference: 025019)

References and further reading

Cocker, M. & Inskipp, C. (1988) A Himalayan ornithologist: the life and work of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Oxford University Press: Oxford. 89pp.


Hunter, W.W. (1896) Life of Brian Houghton Hodgson. John Murray: London. 390pp.


Gray, J.E. (1846) Catalogue of the specimens and drawings of Mammalia and birds of Nepal and Thibet presented by B.H. Hodgson Esq. to the British Museum. British Museum: London. 156pp.


Gray, J.E. (1863) Catalogue of the specimens and drawings of Mammalia and birds of Nepal and Tibet presented by B.H. Hodgson Esq. to the British Museum. 2nd ed. London. 90pp.


Waterhouse, D. (2004) The origins of Himalayan studies: Brian Houghton Hodgson in Nepal and Darjeeling. RoutledgeCurzon: London.


These books can be found on the Library catalogue.



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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


Dinosaurs in Asia / Dong Zhiming

Kunming, Yunnan : Yunnan Publishing Group Corporation, 2009

P 20e q DON




The drawings of Antoine Nicolas Duchesne for his Natural history of the gourds = Les dessins d'Antoine Nicolas Duchesne pour son Histoire naturelle des courges / Harry S. Paris ; [Christian Érard, Antoine Jacobsohn and Michel Chauvet translated text into French].

Paris : MNHN, 2007.

7.043 DUC F


Carnivorous plants and their habitats / Stewart McPherson ; edited by Andreas Fleischmann, Alastair Robinson.

Dorset : Redfern Natural History Productions Ltd., 2010.

581.137 MCP


Plant galls / by Margaret Redfern.

London : Collins, 2011.

632.2 RED


Systematics and phylogeny of Siphanthera (Melastomataceae) / Frank Almeda, Orbélia R. Robinson.

Ann Arbor, MI : American Society of Plant Taxonomists, 2011.

582.4P68 ALM


Evolution of succulent plant families = Evolution sukkulenter Pflanzenfamilien / edited by/herausgegeben von Detlev Metzing & Norbert Jürgens.

[Oldenburg] : Isensee, 2010.

582.4PS MET Q


Las orquídeas de Extremadura / Francisco María Vázquez Pardo.

Mérida : Editora regional de Extremadura, 2010.

582.4P169 VAZ Q


August Rudolf Henry Grisebach and 170 years of discovering Macedonian Pine - Molika (Pinus peuce Grisebach, 1844) on Pellister / Nikola Hristovski ... et [al.]

Bitola : Fakultet na Biotehni*ckli Nauki, 2011.

92 GRI



General History


What on Earth happened? : the complete story of the planet, life and people from the Big Bang to the present day / Christopher Lloyd.

London : Bloomsbury, 2008.

L 3 o LLO


What on Earth evolved? : 100 species that changed the world / Christopher Lloyd.

London : Bloomsbury, 2009.

L 9A o LLO


Nucleic acids isolation methods / edited by Botho Bowien, Peter Durre.

Stevenson Ranch, Calif. : American Scientific Publishers, c2003.

L 10C q NUC



Ornithology (Tring)


Field guide to the birds of Macaronesia : Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde / Eduardo Garcia del Rey

Barcelona : Lynx, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY 78 GAR                        


Lady of the Loch: the incredible story of Britain's oldest osprey / Helen Armitage

London : Constable, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY 72Ab ARM                      


Mid-Winter numbers of waterbirds in Bulgaria (1977-2001) : results from 25 years of mid-winter counts carried out at the most important Bulgarian wetlands / Tanyo Michev & Lyubomir Profirov

Sofia : Pensoft, 2003.

ORNITHOLOGY 72N MIC            


Proceedings of the Fifth International Hornbill Conference, Singapore, 22-25 March 2009 / editor: Geoffrey W. H. Davison, assistant editor: Cheryl S. W. Chia

Singapore : Department of Biological Sciences, National Univerisity of Singapore, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY 18(5) DAV                     


Spravochnyi katalog zoologicheskikh kollektsii Uzbekistana : Ptits. Mlekopitaiushchie / sostavitel' = compiler R. D. Kashkarov (Reference catalogue of zoological collections of Uzbekistan : Birds. Mammalians)

Tashkent : Izd-vo FAN Akademii Nauk Respubliki Uzbekistan, 2009.





On the nature of limbs : a discourse / Richard Owen ; with a preface by Brian K. Hall ; with introductory essays by Ron Amundson ... [et al.].

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Z 11 o OWE


The blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) of Brazil / by Anthony J. Shelley ... [et al.] ; series editors: Jorge Arias ... [et al.]

Sofia : Pensoft, 2010.

Z 76 o AQU


Mamíferos de restingas e manguezais do Brasil / organizadores Leila Maria Pessôa, William Corrêa Tavares, Salvatore Siciliano.

Rio de Janeiro : Sociedade Brasileira de Mastozoologia, 2010.



Os golfinhos : origem, classificação, captura acidental, hábito alimentar / Ana Paula Madeira Di Beneditto, Renata Maria Arruda Ramos, Neusa Rejane Wille Lima.

Porto Alegre : Cinco Continentes, 2001.



Plano de acao nacional para a conservacao do pequeno cetáceo toninha <Pontoporia blainvillei>

Brasília : ICMBio, 2010





Due to a staff training event on Tuesday 5th July 2011, the Library will close to visitors earlier than usual, at 15.00.


We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience that this may cause.


Thank you


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





Vegetação e plantas do Cristalino : um manual / Denise Sasaki, Daniela Zappi, William Milliken, Gracieli da Silva Henicka, José H. Piva.

Alta Floresta, Brazil : Fundação Ecológica Cristalino : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2010.

581.9(81) SAS


Field guide Afghanistan : flora and vegetation / S.-W. Breckle & M. D. Rafiqpoor

Bonn : Scientia Bonnensis, 2010.

581.9(581) BRE


Fifty plants that changed the course of history / written by Bill Laws.

Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles, 2010.

93 LAW


Guide des plantes protégées de Midi-Pyrénées / Conservatoire botanique national des Pyrénées et de Midi-Pyrénées ; [coordination générale de l'ouvrage: Nadine Lavaupot ; sous la direction de Gérard Largier, avec les contributions et le soutien de l'ensemble de l'équipe du Conservatoire].

Mèze : Biotope, 2010.



Biogeography, species diversity and stress tolerance of aquatic and terrestrial diatoms / Caroline Souffreau

Gent : Universiteit Gent, 2011.



Lietuvos raudonoji Knyga : Augalu bendrijos = Red data book of Lithuania : plant communities / Jurate Baleviciene ... [et al.]

Vilnius : Botanikos instituto leidykla, 2000.



Ilustre Cerrado : Anais do 3o. encontro nacional de ilustradores científicos e catálogo da 3a. exposição nacional de ilustração científica / Organizado por M Zenilton de Jesus Gayoso Miranda, Álvaro Evandro Xavier Nunes, Marcos Antonio dos Santos-Silva.

Brasília, DF : Associação dos Ilustradores Científicos do Centro-Oeste Brasileiro, 2010.

7.043 ZEN Q





Provisional atlas of the UK's larger moths / Hill, L

Wareham, Dorset : Butterfly Conservation ; 2011

72A o HIL


Porritt's lists : George T Porritt's 1883, 1904, 1907 & 1922 published lists of Yorkshire butterfly and moth records, reinterpreted for the 21st century / Porritt, George Taylor

[Wareham, Dorset] : Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire ; Yorkshire Naturalists' Union; 2011

72A o POR


A guide to the Lepidoptera of Japan / Furumi, Komai

Kanagawa, Japan : Tokai University Press, 2011

73I o FUR


Gardening for butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects : a how-to guide / Miller-Klein, Jan

Treffynnon : Saith Ffynnon Boks, 2010

81A o MIL



General Natural History


Island environments in a changing world / Lawrence R. Walker, Peter Bellingham.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

L 10E o WAL


Marine macroecology / [edited by] Jon D. Witman and Kaustuv Roy.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

L 87 o WIT



Ornithology (Tring)


Analyses to assess the effectiveness of modifications to the BBS sampling design / authors: S.N. Freeman and Noble, D. G.

Thetford : British Trust for Ornithology, 2006.

ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M                     


Assessing potential disturbance events, activity patterns and reproductive success on territory placement in Stone Curlews at Porton Down / authors Ian Henderson and Mark Hulme

Thetford : British Trust for Ornithology, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M                     


Bird survey assessment for Bayer CropScience, Great Chishill / Authors: Gavin M. Siriwardena and Mark F. Hulme

Thetford, Norfolk : British Trust for Ornithology, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M                     


The BTO Barn Owl Monitoring Programme: final report 2000-2009 / authors: D. Dadam ... [et al.]

Thetford : British Trust for Ornithology, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M                     


A checklist of the birds of Norfolk / Keith Dye and Mick Fiszer

Norwich : Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, 2010.

ORNITHOLOGY 72Aa/9 DYE                  


An evaluation of bird populations on pea growers farms between 2007 and 2010 and relative to neighbouring farmland / author Ian Henderson

Thetford : British Trust for Ornithology, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M                     


The National Sea-watching Workshop, 11 November 2010: conclusions and recommendations / authors Chris B. Thaxter ... [et al.]

Thetford : British Trust for Ornithology, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M                       


Seeking refuge : birds and landscapes of the Pacific flyway / Robert M. Wilson ; foreword by William Cronon.

Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2010.

ORNITHOLOGY 75 WIL                      


Type specimens of birds in the American Museum of Natural History. Part 9, Passeriformes : Zosteropidae and Meliphagidae / Mary LeCroy.

[New York] : American Museum of Natural History, c2011.






We went to the zoo today-- : the golden age of zoo postcards / by Alan Ashby.

Todmorden: Independent Zoo Enthusiasts Society, 2009.

Z 85B o ASH


The IZES guide to British zoos & aquariums.

[S.l.] : IZES, 2009.

Z 85B o BRO


An illustrated history of Bristol Zoo Gardens / by Tim Brown, Alan Ashby, Christoph Schwitzer

Todmorden : IZES, 2011

Z 85B o BRO


Historical biogeography of neotropical freshwater fishes / edited by James S. Albert, Roberto E. Reis.

Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.



LIFE and European mammals : improving their conservation status / [authors João Pedro Silva ... [et al.]].

Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2011.

Z MAM 72 q LIF


Human impacts on seals, sea lions, and sea otters : integrating archaeology and ecology in the northeast Pacific / edited by Todd J. Braje and Torben C. Rick.

Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.



Guide to Monogenoidea of freshwater fish of Palaeartic and Amur Regions / Paolo Galli, O.N. Pugachev, D. Kristy

Milano : Ledizioni-Ledipublishing, 2010

Z P.W. 41A GUI


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The personal scientific library of Charles Darwin has been made available online for the first time via the Biodiversity Heritage Library – including notes and comments scribbled him on the pages and margins.


The digitisation of Darwin’s Library is a collaborative effort involving the NHM Library, the Darwin Manuscripts Project at the American Museum of Natural History, Cambridge University Library, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library.


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View of Darwin's Library on the shelves at Downe House about 1876-77

(Image from Cambridge University Library)


These annotated books are now in the process of being digitized. The first phase of this project has just been completed, with 330 of the most heavily annotated books launched online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library for all to read.


Charles Darwin’s Library is a digital edition and virtual reconstruction of the surviving books owned by Charles Darwin. This BHL special collection draws on original copies and surrogates from other libraries. It also provides full transcriptions of his annotations and marks. In total, Darwin’s library amounted to 1480 books, of which 730 contain abundant research notes in their margins. In this first release (2011) 330 of the most heavily annotated books have been made available.  To support the project BHL has developed a new facility on the BHL website to feature special collections.


Because Darwin’s evolutionary theory covered so many aspects of nature, reading served him as a primary source of evidence and ideas.  Darwin once complained that he had become a ‘machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts’.


The pages of Darwin’s Library, smothered as they are in his tantalising scrawl, give us a direct view of the great Darwinian intellectual machine in action. With the Charles Darwin Library online, now everyone can retrace how Darwin systematically used reading to advance his science.

Most of Darwin’s personal library rests at Cambridge University Library and at Down House.  Although the majority of the books are scientific, some are humanities texts on subjects that Darwin transformed into scientific topics.


The series of transcriptions accompanying each page allows everyone to see which passages Darwin found relevant to his work, stimulated his thinking, or just annoyed him as he read the work of others.


For example, his friend Charles Lyell wrote in his famous Principles of Geology that there were definite limits to the variation of species. Darwin wrote alongside this: “If this were true adios theory”.  See the image below.




Final page of Volume 2 of
Lyell’s Principles of Geology (5th edition, 1837).
Note the annotation on the left page
“If this were true adios theory”
(Image from Cambridge University Library)



The online transcribed marginalia relies on the work of two scholars, Mario A. Di Gregorio and Nick Gill, published in the 1990s and now greatly enhanced by Gill. Finally, in addition to images of the books and transcribed jots, the information is fully indexed so that people can search for topics and ideas relevant to their interests or work.


The digitisation project was jointly sponsored by the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) and National Endowment of the Humanities through a Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grant.

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                                            The NHM Library Specialist Digitisation Unit scanning NHM volumes for the project



An 11 month project has started to unlock an incredible artwork collection originally commissioned by Thomas Hardwicke. Each piece within the collection will be listed, described, measured and a reference image taken. The images are of interest as much for their subject matter as for the art techniques used, including the use of gum arabic on some of the more polished drawings. Many of the species are unidentifed, or the original name has changed since the piece was produced. It is hoped that future research will be facilitated by unlocking this collection in this way; for example, identifying all the species depicted, and looking at whether the collection includes species which have since become extinct. It is hoped that future funding can be obtained to enable the collection to be digitised.


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                                                 Using a lightbox to see watermarks                       Measuring each piece   




Who was Thomas Hardwicke?



Thomas Hardwicke (1755-1835) was born in England circa 1755. At the age of 22, he joined the Honourable East India Company. Hardwicke rose through the army ranks to become Major-General in 1819, retiring from the army in 1823 and then returning to England.


Hardwicke had a distinguished career in India, during which time he was engaged in military action and travelled extensively over the subcontinent. Early in his career he formed a special curiosity about the Indian wildlife. He started a collection of zoological specimens and amassed a large collection of paintings of animals, insects and birds. By the time Hardwicke left India, he possessed the largest collection of drawings of Indian animals ever formed by a single individual. The subjects covered nearly every group of the animal kingdom.


Hardwicke’s enthusiasm in India was matched by the leading naturalists in England, with whom he corresponded. He also communicated with Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, and other scientific luminaries. Hardwicke was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1813. Although Hardwicke did not publish many zoological papers himself it was the opportunities that he provided for others that are significant.


Once back in England, Hardwicke collaborated with J. E. Gray, who would shortly afterwards become the Keeper of Zoology at the British Museum. The result was a major folio work, Illustrations of Indian Zoology (1830-35). Gray took the lead, and was responsible for most of the scientific work which was based on Hardwicke’s drawings. Hardwicke provided the finance for the expensive book which had 202 large, hand-coloured plates, but he died before any text was issued.


What does the collection consist of?


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                                       Philippine/Sunda/Malayan flying lemur or gliding lemur?                     Helmeted hornbill?                      

                                               (Cynocephalus volans or  Galeopterus variegatus)                                 (Rhinoplax vigil?)



The Hardwicke collection of drawings has a fascinating history. Part of the collection consists of drawings produced by local artists working in India. In his senior military position, Hardwicke was able to employ artists to produce work that met his specific requirements. Much of what was illustrated was based on dead specimens brought to Hardwicke by collectors from far away. There is plenty of evidence that they also drew living animals. For example the drawing of the chameleon was made from a specimen found in a garden and was observed to change its colour to match its background. Other animals were kept in menageries. The drawing of the tapir, a native of South East Asia and South America was possibly made from a specimen in a zoo. Alternatively it may have been exchanged with another collector or copied from another drawing. In this period natural history enthusiasts would often exchange drawings of animals and plants from other parts of the world to complement their collections. The Hardwicke collection is typical of this practice and therefore includes some surprising images such as an Australian koala and birds from China!


The painting of the Fishing Cat, (Felis viverrina) see below, has the John Russell Reeves crest stamped in the lower right hand corner – a clear indication that it was once in the possession of this famous collector of illustrations of Chinese wildlife.



                                                                                           Fishing Cat (Felis viverrina)


The names of the Indian artists employed by Hardwicke are unknown but undoubtedly most were well trained local artists. They adapted their styles and techniques to the European demands for accuracy in natural history illustration to produce a collection of stunning watercolours. A small proportion of the artwork, including the drawing of the chameleon, is signed 'JH' or 'J Hayes'. Nothing is known about Hayes, possibly he was a European working in India. He had a talent for drawing which Hardwicke undoubtedly appreciated.



                                        Red giant flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista)                   Asian or Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus)


Hardwicke bequeathed his zoological specimens and drawings to the British Museum in 1835. His magnificent collection of natural history drawings and paintings were later divided between the British Museum and the Natural History Museum. The Natural History Museum library holds approximately 4,500 zoological drawings and also houses an oil-painting portrait of Hardwicke by the artist John Lucas (1807-1844).


Some of the drawings from this collection were used on posters for the Natural History Museum in the 1970s.


In 2013 there will be an exhibition of some of the Hardwicke Collection in the Images of Nature art gallery here at the Natural History Museum. The theme for that year is India. To learn more about this gallery and this year's theme visit our website




                                                         Blood pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus)                          Purple heron  (Ardea purpurea)



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A lichen red data list for Wales = Rhestr o Gen Data Coch ar gyfer Cymru / Ray G. Woods

Salisbury : Plantlife, 2010.



Flora of Guangdong. Volume IX / chief editor, Wu Telin ; vice chief editors, Hu Qiming, Chen Zhongyi.

Guangzhou, China : Guangdong Science and Technology Press, 2009.

581.9(51) GUA


Flora of Guangdong. Volume VIII / chief editor : Wu Telin ; vice chief editors, Hu Qiming, Chen Zhongyi.

Guangzhou, China : Guangdong Science and Technology Press, 2007.

581.9(51) GUA


Marianne North : a very intrepid painter / Michelle Payne.

Richmond, Surrey : Kew Publishing, 2011.



Flora of Bangladesh. No.60, Lecythidaceae / editors: Hosne Ara and Bushra Khan

Dacca : Bangladesh National Herbarium, 2009.

581.9(549.3) FLO


Flora of Bangladesh. No.59, Sapindaceae / editors: Hosne Ara and Bushra Khan

Dacca : Bangladesh National Herbarium, 2009.

581.9(549.3) FLO


Tekhnika i tekhnologiia dobychi i pererabotki morskikh burykh vodoroslei : Metodicheskie rekomendatsii po sboru, obrabotke, konservirovaniiu i proizvodstvu produktov iz pishchevykh burykh vodoroslei / A. V. Podkorytova ... [et al.]

The technique and technology of harvesting and preparing brown seaweed. Issue 1 : Recommendations for the method of collection, preparation, preservation and production of food products from edible brwon seaweed.

Moskva : Izd-vo VNIRO, 2008.



Eunotia Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyta) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA / Paula C. Furey, Rex L. Lowe, Jeffrey R. Johansen.

Stuttgart, Germany : J. Cramer, 2011.

DIATOMS 582.261(7) FUR


Atlas morfológico de semillas en especies del género Passiflora L. presentes en Venuzuela / Silvia Pérez-Cortéz.

Caracas [Venezuela] : Fundación Instituto Bótanico de Venezuela, 2007.

582.4P74 PER


Guía de jardines históricos y parques urbanos de la ciudad de Valencia / [direccion y coordinacion, Amparo Medina Piles].

Guide to historic gardens and parks of the city of Valencia

Valencia, Spain : Ajuntament de Valencia, [2010]?

58.006 VAL MED Q




Longhorn beetles in Sweden : Changes in distribution and abundance over the last two hundred years / Lindhe, Anders

ES 502


Moon-Related Population Dynamics and Ecology of the Stag Beetle Lucanus Cervus, Other Beetles, Butterflies, Dragonflies and Other Insects/ Mader, Detlef

Ubstadt : Verlag Regionalkultur, 2011

10C o MAD


Phenotypic plascticity of insects : mechanisms and consequences / Whitman, Douglas W

Enfield (United States) : Science Publishers, 2009

17 o WHI


Protection of Coleoptera in the Baltic Sea region  / Symposium of Baltic Sea Coleopterologists (5th : 2004 : Poland)

Warsaw : Warsaw Agricultural University Press, 2005



Bird-dropping Tortrix moths of the British Isles : a field guide to the bird-dropping mimics / Clifton, Jon

[Dorset] : Clifton & Wheeler; 2011




General Natural History


Aboveground-belowground linkages : biotic interactions, ecosystem processes, and global change / Richard D. Bardgett, David A. Wardle.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

L 10E o BAR


Here on Earth : a new beginning / Tim Flannery.

London : Allen Lane, 2011, c2010.

L 10E o FLA


Natural history drawings : the complete William Farquhar collection : Malay Peninsula, 1803-1818 / with essays by John Bastin and Kwa Chong Guan ; and captions by Hassan Ibrahim and Morten Strange.

Singapore : Editions Didier Millet : National Museum of Singapore, c2010.

L 83 o NAT


Museums in a troubled world : renewal, irrelevance or collapse? / Robert R. Janes.

London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.

L 84 o JAN


Kingdom of ants : José Celestino Mutis and the dawn of natural history in the New World / Edward O. Wilson and José M. Gómez Durán.

Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.




Ornithology (Tring)


As aves da Região de Guamaré, RN: Guia de identificação / Luciano Moreira Lima, Salvatore Siciliano

Rio de Janeiro: ENSP/FIOCRUZ, 2007.



Aves marinhas costeiras do Brasil : identificação e biologia / Ronaldo Novelli.

Porto Alegre: Cinco Continentes, 1997.



Aves marinhas na Bacia de Campos / Jorge Bruno Nacinovic.

Rio de Janeiro : GEMM Lagos : FIOCRUZ, 2005.

ORNITHOLOGY 76D NAC                  


Projeto Nacional de Monitoramento do Pinguim-de-Magalhaes: <Spehniscus magellanicus> / Centro Nacional de Pesquisa para Conservação das Aves Silvestres

Brasilia: ICMBio, 2010.

ORNITHOLOGY 18(1) PRO             


Thomas Littleton Powys, Fourth Baron Lilford 1833-96: an appreciation / Ioan Thomas

Oundle : Ioan Thomas, 2006.

ORNITHOLOGY 96A LIL             


Voo Pela Fiocruz: guia de aves / Davi Castro Tavares e Salvatore Siciliano, [coordenção do projeto Luisa Massarani e Rosicler Neves]

Rio de Janeiro: Museu da Vida / Casa de Oswald Cruz / FICRUZ, 2011.





Leviathan, or, The whale / Philip Hoare.

London : Fourth Estate, 2009.

Z 3A o HOA


Parasite fauna of fishes from freshwater water bodies of Yakutia / Odnokurtsev, V. A

Novosibirsk : Nauka, 2010

Z 24 o ODN


Field guide to the hard corals of the southern coast of Yemen / Michel Pichon ... [et al.].

Mèze : Biotope , 2010.



Bears : a brief history / Bernd Brunner ; translated from the German by Lori Lantz.

New Haven : Yale University Press, 2007.



Elephants in Thailand / Joachim Schliesinger.

Bangkok : White Lotus Press, c2010-



Cephalorhyncha of the world ocean : keys to the identification of marine fauna / Adrianov, A. V

Moskva : KMK Scientific Press, 1999



Boas and pythons of the world / Mark O'Shea.

London : New Holland, 2011.



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Anthropology / Palaeontology


The Neolithic demographic transition and consequences / Jean-Pierre Bocquet-Appel et al

Springer, 2008

A 5 o NEO


A study through skull morphology on the diversity of Holocene African populations in a historical perspective / Isabelle Ribot

Oxford, 2011

A 7A q RIB


The Routledge handbook of archaeological human remains and legislation / Nicholas Marquez-Grant & Linda Fibiger (eds.)

London, Routledge, 2011

A 6 q ROU


Human bioarchaeology of the transition to agriculture / Ron Pinhasi & Jay T. Stock

Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011

A 3 q HUM





In the footsteps of Augustine Henry and his Chinese plant collectors / Seamus O'Brien ; foreword by Roy Lancaster

Woodbridge, Suffolk : Garden Art Press, 2011.

92 HEN Q


Flora Bashchelakskogo khrebta / T. O. Strel'nikova

Flora of the Bashchelak mountain range

Novosibirsk : Akademicheskoe Izd-vo "Geo", 2010.

581.9(57) STR


Mkhi i pechenochniki lesov Sibiri / L. V. Bardunov and A. N. Vasil'ev

Mosses and liverworts of the forests of Siberia

vosibirsk : Akademicheskoe Izd-vo "Geo", 2010.



Seaweeds : a colour guide to common benthic green, brown and red algae of the world's oceans / Wolfram Braune, Michael D. Guiry. Translated and revised for the English language edition by Michael D. Guiry.

Koenigstein : Koeltz Scientific, 2011.

ALGAE 582.26 BRA


Biomonitoring, ecology and systematics of lichens : recognizing the lichenological legacy of Thomas H. Nash III on his 65th Birthday / editors : Scott T. Bates ... [et al.]

Stuttgart : Borntraeger, 2011.



The restless plant / Dov Koller ; edited by Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh.

Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2011.

581.18 KOL





Chinese terms in entomology: 2000 supplement

Beijing : Ke xue chu ban she, 2001



Catalogue of the insect type specimens deposited in China, Vol 1/ Cui jun zhi

Bei jing : Zhong guo lin ye chu ban she, 2007

73H o CAT


Lepidoptera of Guisandao Islet / Wang, H. Y.

Ilan : Ilan County Museum of Natural History ; 1999

73H o WAN


The insects of Kinmen / Xu, Yufeng

Nei zheng bu ying jian shu Jin men guo jia gong yuan guan li chu, min 93

73H o XU


Prof K. T. Park with insects/ Park, Kyu-Tek


96 o PAR

Cicadas of Taiwan / Chen, Zhen xiang

Tai bei shi : Da shu wen hua, 2004




General Natural History


A country diary for North Wales / Jan Miller.

Leicester : Matador, 2005.

L 72Aa o MIL


Measuring the new world : enlightenment science and South America / Neil Safier.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.

L 76K o SAF


The National Science Museum [Japan]

[Tokyo : National Science Museum, 2005]

L 85 o NAT


Frogs and toads / Chris Mattison

London: Natural History Museum, 2011



Age of the dinosaur / Steve Parker

London: Natural History Museum, 2011.



In from the cold : an assessment of the scope of 'Orphan Works' and its impact on the delivery of services to the public / Naomi Korn

[Cambridge : Collections Trust], 2009

L LIB 347.78 KOR





Incoming! Or, why we should stop worrying and learn to love the meteorite / Ted Nield

London: Granta Publications, 2011

M 523.68 NIE





Bird watch : a survey of planet Earth's changing ecosystems / Martin Walters ; consultant: BirdLife International, Jonathan Elphick.

Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY 10 WAL                     


The birds of Panama : a field guide / George R. Angehr, Robert Dean.

Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates, 2010.

ORNITHOLOGY 75E ANG                    


The Crossley ID guide / by Richard Crossley.

[West Cape May, NJ] : Crossley Books ; Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford, UK : Princeton University Press, c2011.

ORNITHOLOGY 75 CRO                     


Life with birds: a story of mutual exploitation / Malcolm Smith

Dunbeath : Whittles, 2011.

ORNITHOLOGY 3A SMI                     


Oiseaux de Mauritanie = Birds of Mauritania / Paul Isenmann ... [et al.]

Paris : Société d'études ornithologiques de France, 2010.

ORNITHOLOGY 74K ISE                    


Raptor survey and monitoring : a field guide for African birds of prey / Gerard Malan, editor/author.

Arcadia, Pretoria : Briza Publications, 2009.



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Aloes : the definitive guide / S. Carter ... [et al.].

Richmond : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2011.

582.4P178 CAR Q


Flowering plants : a concise pictorial guide / Leon Gray, V.H. Heywood ... [et al.]

Richmond : Kew Publishing, 2011.

582.4 GRA


Champion trees of Britain and Ireland : the Tree Register Handbook / Owen Johnson

Richmond : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2011.

635.97 JOH


Flora of Peninsular Malaysia. Series 2, Seed plants, Volume 2 / edited by R. Kiew, R. C. K. Chung, L. G. Saw, E. Soepadmo and P. C. Boyce ; [series editor: S.S. Lee].

Kuala Lumpur : Forest Research Institute, Malaysia, 2011.

581.9(595) FLO


O gênero Aspilia Thou. (Asteraceae-Heliantheae) no Brasil / João Ubiratan Moreira dos Santos.

Belém, Pará : FUNTEC : Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, 2001.

582.4P88 SAN



General Natural History


China on paper : European and Chinese works from the late sixteenth to early nineteenth century / edited by Marcia Reed and Paola Demattè.

Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, 2011.

L 83 o CHI


Carl Linnaeus : father of classification / Margaret J. Anderson.

Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2009.

L 96A o LIN





Rock fractures in geological processes / Agust Gudmundsson

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2011






Five weeks with Lapland birds : an account of the Cambridge Lapland Expedition 1955 / editors: S.J.J.F Davies, [J.D. Majer and L.E. Koch].

[Perth, W.A.] : Curtin University, Dept. of Environment and Agriculture, 2010.



Taiwan niao lei zhi = The avifauna of Taiwan / zuo zhe Liu Xiaoru ... [et al.].

Taibei Shi : Xing zheng yuan nong ye wei yuan hui lin wu ju, 2010.








Kangaroo : portrait of an extraordinary marsupial / Stephen Jackson and Karl Vernes.

Crows Nest : Allen & Unwin, 2010.



Catalogue of the mammals collections of the Zoological Museum of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

L'viv : VydavnychyÄ­ tsentr LNU imeni Ivana Franka, 2010



Frogs and toads / Chris Mattison

London: Natural History Museum, 2011



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Palaeontology / Anthropology


The Jurassic System of Northern Xinjiang, China / Shenghui Deng ... [et al.]

[S.l.] : University of Science & Technology of China Press, 2010

P 73L o JIN





Phytoplankton of Andean lakes in northern Southamerica (Colombia) composition and environment distribution factors / by John Charles Donato Rondón.

Ruggell Gantner, 2010.


Ein Garten Eden : Meisterwerke der botanischen Illustration = Garden of Eden : masterpieces of botanical illustration = Un jardin d'Eden : chefs-d'oeuvre de l'illustration botanique / H. Walter Lack ; [English translation Martin Walters ; French translation Thérèse Chatelain-Südkamp & Michèle Schreyer].

Rev. ed.

Köln : Taschen, 2008.

7.043 LAC Q


Beyond cladistics : the branching of a paradigm / edited by David M. Williams and Sandra Knapp.

Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010.

582.4 WIL


The plants of Mefou proposed national park, Yaoundé, Cameroon : a conservation checklist / compiled and edited by Martin Cheek, Yvette Harvey and Jean Michael Onana

Kew, Richmond, Surrey : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2011.

581.9(671.1) CHE Q





The standard of moths in Japan. 1/ Kishida, Yasunori

[Tokyo] : Gakken Kyoiku Shuppan ; 2011

73I q KIS (VOL.1)


The standard of moths in Japan. 1/ Kishida, Yasunori

[Tokyo] : Gakken Kyoiku Shuppan ; 2011

73I q KIS (VOL.2)


Mirovaia bibliografiia po afidologii (Homoptera, Aphidinea) 1712-2007

Vol. 1: Systematics / Fol’kina, M.

Almaty : [TSNB MON RK], 2009



Mirovaia bibliografiia po afidologii (Homoptera, Aphidinea) 1712-2007

Vol. 2 : Aphid fauna and food plants of aphids / Fol’kina, M.

Almaty : [TSNB MON RK], 2009



Mirovaia bibliografiia po afidologii (Homoptera, Aphidinea) 1712-2007

Vol. 3 : Methods of investigating aphids / Fol’kina, M.

Almaty : [TSNB MON RK], 2009



Mirovaia bibliografiia po afidologii (Homoptera, Aphidinea) 1712-2007

Vol. 4 : Morphology / Fol’kina, M.

Almaty : [TSNB MON RK], 2009



Parnassius : The Parnassiology. The Parnassius butterflies, a study in evolution / Sakai, Seiji

[Kodansha] : [s.n.] 2002




General Natural History


Für eine Philosophie der Biologie = For a philosophy of biology : festschrift to [sic] the 75th birthday of Rolf Löther / Ilse Jahn & Andreas Wessel (Herausgeber/editors).

München : Kleine Verlag, c2010.

L 7 o FUR


Conservation at the crossroads : science, society, and the future of India's wildlife / Ghazala Shahabuddin.

Ranikhet : Permanent Black, in association with the New India Foundation ; Bangalore : Distributed by Orient Blackswan, 2010.

L 73F o SHA


Museum studies : an anthology of contexts / edited by Bettina Messias Carbonell.

Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.

L 84 o MUS


National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences / A. Popov, P. Stoev, T. Valkova

Sofia : National Msueum of Natural History, BAS, 2008

L 85 q BUL


E-only scholarly journals : overcoming the barriers / John Cox Associates and Frontline GMS for JISC ; RIN ; PRC ; RLUK

S.l. : s.n.], 2010.

L L.C. 681.3 EON





Fisheries acoustics / David N. MacLennan and E. John Simmonds

London  : Chapman & Hall, 1992

Z 67 o MAC


Annelids in modern biology / edited by Daniel H. Shain.

Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.



Rodentologiia / P.A. Panteleyev

Moskva : Tovarishchestvo nauchnykh izdaniÄ­, 2010.



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Anthropology / Palaeontology


The Jurassic System of Thailand / A. Meesook & Sha Jingeng

[S.l.] : University of Science & Technology of China Press, 2010

P 73Gb o JIN


Fossil Ostracoda of China/ Hou Youtang; Gou Yunxian. 2, Cytheracea and cytherellidae.

Beijing : Ke xue chu ban she, 2007.

P 30B o HOU


Fossil Ostracoda of China/ Hou Youtang; Gou Yunxian. 3, Entomozoacea and Leperditicopida / Wang Shangyan.

[s.l.], 2009.

P 30B o SHA


Outline of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Systems in Western Liaoning, NE China / Baoyu Jiang ... [et al.]

[S.l.] : University of Science & Technology of China Press, 2010

P 73L o JIN


The terrestrial Triassic and Jurassic systems in the Sichuan Basin, China / Yongdong Wang ... [et al.] ; chief editor: Sha Jingeng ... [et al.]

[S.l.] : University of Science & Technology, 2010

P 73L o JIN


La física de l'estany de Banyoles / X. Casamitjana ... [et al.]

Barcelona : Institut d'Estudis Catalans 2009

P 72H o CAS





Tianmu Shan zhi wu zhi = Flora of Tianmushan / zong zhu bian Ding Bingyang ... [et al.].

Hangzhou : Zhejiang Da Xue chu ban she, 2010.

581.9(51) DIN Q


Coastal phytoplankton : photo guide for Northern European seas / Alexandra Kraberg, Marcus Baumann & Claus-Dieter Dürselen

München : Pfeil, 2010.

ALGAE 582.25 KRA


Atlas de la flore du Morbihan : flore vasculaire / Gabriel Rivière.

Nantes ; Laval : Éd. Siloë, 2007.



Atlas de la flore du Finistère : flore vasculaire / Emmanuel Quéré... [et al.] ; avec la collaboration de Nicole Annézo... [et al.] et du réseau de correspondants du Conservatoire botanique national de Brest.

Nantes ; Laval : Ed. Siloë, 2008.






Aphids - Aphidinae (Macrosiphini) / Blackman, R. L.

St Albans : Royal Entomological Society, 2010

72Aa o HAN


Catalogue et atlas des coléoptères d'Alsace / Callot, Henry J

Strasbourg : Musee Zoologique de l'Universite et de la Ville de Strasbourg, 2011


Entomophages and their role in preserving the natural equilibrium / Mustată, Gheorghe

Iaşi, Universitâea Alexandru Ioan Cuza, 2008



Butterflies Fauna of Jinggangshan / Chen, Chunquan





General natural history


Islands and evolution / editors, Valentín Pérez-Mellado, Cori Ramon.

Maó : Institut d'Estudis Menorquí, 2010.

L 9E o ISL


The Country Life book of Britain's offshore islands / Michael Shea.

Richmond upon Thames, Surrey : Country Life Books, 1981.

L 72A o SHE





The understanding of animals / edited by Georgina Ferry.

Oxford : Blackwell, 1984.

Z 10 o UND


The taxonomy and distribution of lanternfishes (family Myctophidae) of the eastern Pacific Ocean / Robert L. Wisner.

Bay St. Louis : Navy Ocean Research and Development Activity ; [1974]



Feral wild boar in England; status, impact and management : a report on behalf of Defra European Wildlife Division / Charles J. Wilson.

Exeter : DEFRA, 2005.



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Turtle symposium,  October 17-18, 2009 : abstracts and program, Special publication of Royal Tyrrell Museum

Drumheller( Alberta, Canada) : Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, 2009

P 20e q BRA


Turtle symposium : field trip October 19, 2009 : field guide

Drumheller( Alberta, Canada) : Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, 2009

P 20e q BRA


Hydrogeologische Modelle Bedeutung des Hydrogeologischen a priori-Wissens

Stuttgart : Deutsche Hesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 2010

P 7 q HYD


Geology of the Faroe-Shetland Basin and adjacent areas / editors: J.D. Ritchie ... [et al.]

Keyworth, Nottingham : British Geological Survey, 2008.

P 72Ab/1 q RIT





Bryophyte systematics, phytodiversity, phytosociology and ecology : Festschrift in honour of Professor Dr. Harald Kürschner / edited by Wolfgang Frey.

Berlin : J. Cramer, 2010.



Chrysophytes, from fossil perspectives to molecular characterizations : proceedings of the Seventh International Chrysophyte Symposium, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, U.S.A., June 22-27, 2008 / ed. by James L. Wee, Peter A. Siver and Anne-Marie Lott.

Stuttgart : J. Cramer, 2010.



The Xerula/Oudemanseilla complex (Agaricales) / Ronald H. Petersen and Karen W. Hughes.

Stuttgart : J. Cramer in der Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2010.



Combretaceae / Clive A. Stace ; Terminalia and Buchenavia with Abdul-Ridha Alwan.

Bronx, NY : Published for the Organization for Flora Neotropica by the New York Botanical Garden Press, 2010.

581.9(7/8) OFN


Disterigma (Ericaceae:Vaccinieae) / Paola Pedraza-Peñalosa.

Bronx, NY : Published for the Organization for Flora Neotropica by the New York Botanical Garden Press, 2010.

581.9(7/8) OFN


Flora Yunnanica. Tomus 22, Indeces generales nominum sinensium, latinorum et plantarum utilium / Chen Shukun ... [et al.] ; Institutum Botanicum Kunmingense Academia Sinicae edita

Beijing : Science Press, 2010.

581.9(51) YUN Q


The hornwort and liverwort atlas of Romania / Sorin Stefanu*t

Bucuresti : Ars Docendi, 2008.




General Natural History


"RSPB reserves" for year 2010, compiled by Jo Gilbert and Malcolm Ausden

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

L 72A q RSP


Manual de bioespeleología : (con nuevas aportaciones de Morelos y Guerrero, Méx.) / A. Hoffmann, J. G. Palacios-Vargas, J. B. Morales-Malacara.

México : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1986.

L 75D q HOF





Identifying land snails and slugs in Canada : introduced species and native genera / by F. Wayne Grimm, [et al.] ..

Ottawa : Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 2009.



Cuba, the landshells paradise / Tom Rice

Lleida : Greta Editores, 2008.



Morfologiia, sistematika, ekologiia shchetinkocheliustnykh Iaponskogo moria i sopredel'nykh akvatoriÄ­ (Morphology, taxonomy, ecology of Chaetognatha of the Japan Sea and adjacent water areas)

Vladivostok : Dalʹnauka, 2010



Katalog kollektsiĭ Zoologicheskogo muzeia NNPM NAN Ukrainy : Ptitsy Vyp. 4. Vorobʹinoobraznye - Passeriformes (Alaudidae, Motacillodae, Prunellidae, Sylviidae, Regulidae, Paridae, Remizidae, Sittidae, Tichodromadidae, Certhiidae, Aegithalidae, Passeridae, Emberizidae)

Kiev : ZoomuzeÄ­ NNPM NAN Ukrainy, 2008

Z 85A o PEK


New books added to the Library collection

18 April 2011




Staropaleozoický bázický vulkanizmus Západných Karpát : geochémia a geodynamická pozícia

Bratislava : Univerzita Komenského, 2009

P 72S q IVA


Fossil flora of China. Volume 1, Fossil plants from coal balls in China / Shijun Wang ... [et al.], Jinzhong Cui [editor?]

[Beijing] : Higher Education Press, 2009

P 50 q FOS


Fossil flora of China. Volume 2, Fossil Pteridophytes in China / Sun Keqin, Jinzhong Cui, Shijun Wang

Beijing : Higher Education Press, 2010

P 50 q FOS


Catálogo de fósseis Coleção Paleontológica do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi Maria Inês Feijó Ramos... [et al.].

Belém; MPEG, 2009.

GM 069.5:56(81) MUS





Flora Armenii. 11, Poaceae / Akad. Nauk Armjan. SSR, Inst. Botaniki. Pod red. A. L. Tachtad*zjana.

Erevan : Izdat. Akad. Nauk Armjan. SSR, 2010.

581.9(580P4) BI


Flora of Maharashtra. Vol. 5 / by M.R. Almeida.

Mumbai : Publ. by Thomas Paul Almeida for Blatter Herbarium, 2009.

581.9(54) ALM Q


Plant diversity and conservation of the woodlots of Ifugao / Domingo A. Madulid.

Pasay City, Philippines : UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, 2010.

502.7 MAD Q


Evaluation of native plant seeds and seeding in the east-side central Cascades ponderosa pine zone / Nan C. Vance.

Portland, OR : U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Pacific Northwest Research Station, [2010]

581.48 VAN Q


Evolution and biodiversity of the Ixoroideae (Rubiaceae) / Kent Kainulainen.

Stockholm : Department of Botany, Stockholm University, 2010.

582.4P84 KAI





Reti ir Saugomi / [Tekstas Eugenijaus Drobelio ir Mindaugo LapelÄ—s]

[Vilnius : Gamtos pasaulis], 2002

L 72Q o RET


The engaging museum : developing museums for visitor involvement / Graham Black.

London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.

L 84 o BLA


P.W. Lund og knokkelhulerne i Lagoa Santa / Birgitte Holten og Michael Sterll.

København : Statens Naturhistoriske Museum, Københavns Universitet, 2010.

L 96A o LUN





Interstratified clay minerals : origin, characterization and geochemical significance / S. Fiore, J. Cuadros, F. J. Huertas

Digilabs Publishers, 2010

553.61 INT





Crayfish conservation / D.M. Holdich,W.D. Rogers & J.P. Reader

Nottingham : University of Nottingham , 1995



European bison in Belarus / P.G. Kozlo, A.N. Bunevich

Minsk : Belaruskaia navuka, 2009



Letuchuie myshi Urala / V.N. Bol'shakov, V. P. Orlov, V. P. Snitko

Ekaterinburg : Izd-vo Akademkniga, 2005.



Ekologiia kustarnikovoÄ­ ulitki <Fruticicola fruticum> / D. V. ZeÄ­fert, I. M. Khokhutkin

Moskva : Tovarishchestvo nauchnykh izdaniÄ­ KMK , 2010.


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