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Anthropology / Palaeontology



The Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Yaʻaqov. Volume 2, Ancient flames and controlled use of fire / Nira Alperson-Afil, Naama Goren-Inbar
Dodrecht ; London : Springer, 2010 [2012 printing].
A 6 q GOR




In pursuit of early mammals / Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska.
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2013
P 17 q KIE


Amazing amber / Andrew Ross and Alison Sheridan ; with photographs by Neil McLean and Bill Crighton.
Edinburgh : National Museums Scotland, 2013.
P 50 o ROS



Lumoava metsäpuisto : Arboretum Mustila / [projektinjohto, Kristian Theqvist ; tekstit, Marjatta Laine ... [et al.]]
[Enchanting forest park : Arboretum Mustila]
[Elimaki, Finland] : Arboretum Mustila, 2010.
B 58.006 MUS


<Jatropha> (Euphorbiaceae) / Bijan Dehgan.
Flora neotropica ; monograph no. 110.
Bronx : Published for the Organization for Flora Neotropica by the New York Botanical Garden Press, 2012.
B 581.9(7/8) OFN


Jardin d'Hiver : Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques / Ville de Genève
[S.l. : s.n.], 1998.
58.006 GEN


CITES and cacti : a user's guide / Maurizio Sajeva, H. Noel McGough ... Maurice Tse-Laurence, Catherine Rutherford ... [et al.]
Richmond : Kew, 2012.
B 582.4P78 SAT Q


Flora of Birmingham and the Black Country / Ian Trueman, Mike Poulton and Paul Reade ; with chapters edited by David Antrobus ... [et al.]
Newbury: Pisces Publications, 2013.
BRITISH HERBARIUM 581.9(410:37-39) TRU Q


Plant roots : the hidden half / edited by Amram Eshel, Tom Beeckman
4th ed.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2013.
B 581.43 ROO Q



Ladybirds / Helen E. Roy ... [et al.] ; S.A. Corbet (series ed.)
Exeter : Pelagic Publishing, 2012.
E 72a o COR


Hémiptères Pentatomoidea euro-méditerranéens. Volume 2, Systématique, deuxième partie, sous-famille Pentatominae (suite et fin) / par Jordi Ribes et Santiago Pagola-Carte.
Paris : Fédération française des sociétés de sciences naturelles, 2013
E 72G o FAU


A photographic guide to the grasshoppers & crickets of Britain & Ireland / Martin Evans, Roger Edmondson
[Great Britain] : WGUK, 2007.


The butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) of  Eastern Turan, Tarbagatai, Saur and south-Western Altai. Vol. 1, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Satyridae/ by Sergei A. Toropov & Alexander B. Zhdanko.
Bishkek, [Kyrgyz Republic : Satento], 2013.


The Parnassiinae of the world. Part 5, [Errata and Addendum] / Klaus Rose & Jean-Claude Weiss
Keltern : Verlag Goecke & Evers, 2011.



On evolution / John C. Avise.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
L 9D o AVI


Industry of nature : another approach to ecology / directed by Élodie Ternaux (matériO) ; [contributing authors, Élodie Ternaux, Michèle Ternaux, Jean-Pierre Ternaux]
Amsterdam : Frame Publishers, 2012.
L 65C q TER


African ecology : benchmarks and historical perspectives / Clive A. Spinage.
Heidelberg ; London : Springer, 2012.
L 74 o SPI


Assateague Island : a guide to Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia / produced by the Division of Publications, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Washington, D.C. : The Division : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [1985]
L 75C o ASS


Fatal revolutions : natural history, West Indian slavery, and the routes of American literature / Christopher P. Iannini.
Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, c2012.
L 75F o IAN


Digital technologies and the museum experience : handheld guides and other media / edited by Loïc Tallon and Kevin Walker.
Lanham : AltaMira Press, c2008.
L 84 o DIG


Recoding the museum : digital heritage and the technologies of change / Ross Parry.
London : Routledge, 2007.
L 84 o PAR


Theorizing digital cultural heritage : a critical discourse / edited by Fiona Cameron and Sarah Kenderdine.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2007.
L 93B o THE


Heart of the hero : the remarkable women who inspired the great polar explorers / Kari Herbert ; foreword by Jon Bowermaster

Glasgow : Saraband, [2013].

L 96 o HER




Metasomatism and the chemical transformation of rock : the role of fluids in terrestrial and extraterrestrial processes / Daniel E. Harlov, Håkon Austrheim [editors]
Berlin : Springer, [2012], c2013.
M 553.22 MET



Chordata : manual para um curso pratico / Elizabeth Hofling ... [et al.].
São Paulo : EDUSP, 1995.
Z 16 q CHO


Gidroakusticheskiĭ uchet resursov baĭkalʹskogo omulia / otvetstvennye redaktory, V.I. Kudriavtsev, E. V. Dziuba ;[avtory, N.G. Melʹnik ...[et al.]
Novosibirsk : Nauka, 2009.
Z 73A q GID


Peixes da água doce : (vida e costumes dos peixes do Brasil) / Eurico Santos ; [desenhos, Ruth Doris Secchin ... [et al.]].
Belo Horizonte : Editora Itatiaia, 1981.
Z 76D o SAN


Guía de invertebrados marinos del litoral Valdiviano = Guide to marine invertebrates of Valdivia / Carolina Zagal R., Consuelo Hermosilla C. ; fotografías de Alejandro Riedemann H.
Santiago de Chile : [s.n.], 2001.
Z 76G o ZAG


Sharks of the world : a fully illustrated guide / David A. Ebert, Sarah Fowler and Leonard Compagno
Plymouth : Wild Nature Press, 2013.


Guia para identificação de tubarões e raias do Rio de Janeiro / Ulisses Leite Gomes ... [et al.].
Rio de Janeiro : Technical Books Editora, 2010.


The mammals of Derbyshire / David Mallon, Debbie Alston, Derek Whiteley
[Chesterfield] : Derbyshire Mammal Group ; Sorby Natural History Society, 2013.


Santuário de Baleias No Sul do Brasil = Wales Sanctuary in Southern Brazil / José Truda Palazzo Jr., Paulo André Flores, Carlito Ferreira
Letras Brasileiras, 2001


Fauna of India and the adjacent countries. Acanthocephala / K. Vanamala Naidu.
Kolkata : Publication Division, Zoological Survey of India, 2012.


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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?


Our version of a British institution with a natural history twist - what would you pick?


Edd Bagenal: Internet Archive Digitisation Technician


You are marooned on a desert island and are allowed to take 8 flora and fauna with you. Which ones would you select and why?




Chickens- for roasting and egg laying.

Humming birds- they are probably the best animal.

Seahorses- because they are so relaxed.

Bees- to sweeten my time there.




Tobacco- because what else are you gonna put in your pipe whilst contemplating your existence?

Jasmine- to go with the bees.

Spinach- to keep me strong.

Bamboo- nature's gift to human ingenuity.


You are rescued, but can only take one back with you. Which one would it be and why?


Humming birds. They have a lot to offer aesthetically.


You can take one item from the L&A collections with you, what would it be and why?


Audubon's The Birds of America. I don't think I could ever get bored of them.


You can have one luxury with you on the island what would it be?


A pencil and endless paper. I would never be bored with those.


Anthracothorax nigricollis, black-throated mango Plate 184 from John James Audubon's Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1831-34), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London. NHM Image Ref: 003184


Tina Konstantinidou in her studio.JPG





Konstantina (Tina) Konstantinidou joined us as Paper Conservator on 5th August and has well and truly hit the ground running.




As well as getting to grips with all the projects that are in the pipeline for her, she has been working hard to become familar with some of the collections that she will be working with and meeting her colleagues in the Library & Archives team.



Tina joins us from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) where she worked on various short projects covering a period of three years. Previous to this she worked at a facinating variety of other organisations such as The National Trust, All Souls College, Oxford and Regent's Park College, Oxford.



When I caught up with her she was working on a enchanting volume of 19th Century chinese watercolours from our Reeve's collection, that had become weakened and fragile. Using japanese tissue Tina is repairing each individual piece in a non invasive way, ensuring that any work done can be reversed at a later date, if required.








Tina Konstantinidou changing Audubon display.jpg

Originally Tina studied English Literature and Humanities at Birkbeck, during which time she used the collections at the British Library a great deal. It was during this time that she became fascinated by their special collections and particularly old books. Here began her interest in, and subsequently her career in Paper Conservation, where she has found her interest in art, science and her craft skills, to be the perfect receipe for success!


Like many, prior to joining our team, Tina admits to not realising the extent of the art collections held by the NHM Library & Archives. Now that she has had a chance to see for herself the full extent of what we do hold, she is keen to get involved!


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Anthropology / Palaeontology



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




The earth through time / Harold L. Levin
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2013
P 15 q LEV


Fossil collector's guide to the North Sulphur River / authors, Mark G. McKinzie, Ron Morin, Ed Swiatovy
[Dallas] : Dallas Paleontological Society, c2001.
P 75C/43 q MCK


Late Cretaceous/Paleogene West Antarctica terrestrial biota and its intercontinental affinities / Marcelo Reguero ... [et al.].
New York ; London : Springer, c2013.
P 80 o LAT


Sarraceniaceae of North America / Stewart McPherson, Donald Schnell.
Poole, Dorset, England : Redfern Natural History Productions, 2011.
B 582.4P136 MCP


Sarraceniaceae of South America / Stewart McPherson … [et al.]
Poole, Dorset, England : Redfern Natural History Productions, 2011.
B 582.4P136 MCP


Flora of Mizoram. Vol. II, (Campanulaceae-Salicaceae) / editors, G. P. Sinha, D. K. Singh, K. P. Singh; with contributions from K.P. Singh... [et al.]
Kolkata : Botanical Survey of India, 2012.
B 581.9(54) FLO


Flora Iranica. Papilionaceae. VII, Astragalae. 24, Astragalus L. V / D. Podlech, A. A. Maassoumi, Sh. Zarre ; herausgegeben Wilhelmina Rechinger ; von Karl Heinz Rechinger
Wien : Naturhistorischen Museums, 2012.
B 581.9(55) REC


Flore photographique du Cambodge / Mathieu Leti ... [et al.].
Toulouse, France : Éditions Privat, 2013.
B 581.9(596) LET


Medicinal plants in Australia. Volume 3, Plants, potions and poisons / Cheryll J. Williams.
Dural, N.S.W. : Rosenberg, 2012.
B 615.10(94) WIL



The management of insects in recreation and tourism / edited by Raynald Harvey Lemelin
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
E 10C o LEM


Insect pests of crops / S. Pradhan ; revised by M.G. Jotwani
New Delhi : National Book Trust, India, 2011.
E 73F o PRA


Tanzania : An exceptional biodiversity in Africa. Vol.1, An illustrated catalogue of the Hawkmoths of Tanzania (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) / Philippe Darge
[S.l. : s.n.], 2012.


Dongbei cao di de huang chong / Ren Bingzhong, Wang Xiwei, Wang Guiqiang, Wang Liming, Lu Ying bian zhu
Haerbin Shi : Heilongjiang da xue chu ban she, 2012.


Dipterous insects / Louis J. Walker
New Delhi : Random Publications, 2013.


Metabolism and disease / meeting organized by Terri Grodzicker, David Stewart, and Bruce Stillman
Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2011.
L 7 o LON


The biology of plants / meeting arranged by Terri Grodzicker, Robert Martienssen, David Stewart, and Bruce Stillmann
[Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.] : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2012.
L 7 o LON


Relentless evolution / John N. Thompson
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
L 9D o THO


The access to the countryside (maps) (England) regulations 2013 / Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
[London] : Stationery Office, 2013.
L 72Ac q GRE


Results of a monitoring survey of yew woodland / John Cross and Deidre Lynn
[Dublin] : National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2013.
L 72Ac q NAT


Guia ilustrado : biodiversidade do litoral do Piauí / Ana Cecília Giacometti Mai e Daniel Loebmann (organizadores)
Sorocaba : Paratodos Sorocaba, 2010
L 76D o MAI


Museums in a digital age / edited by Ross Parry.
London : Routledge, 2010.
L 83 o MUS


Museum informatics : people, information, and technology in museums / [edited by] Paul F. Marty and Katherine Burton Jones.
New York : Routledge, c2008.
L 84 o MUS


Cabinets of wonder / Christine Davenne, transl. Nicholas Elliott
New York : Abrams, 2012.
L 84 q DAV


Global catastrophic risks / edited by Nick Bostrom, Milan M. Ćirković.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
L 86 o BOS


New media : a critical introduction / Martin Lister ... [et al.].
London : Routledge, c2003 (2007 printing)
L 93B o NEW


Darwin : for the love of science / edited by Andrew Kelly and Melanie Kelly
Bristol : Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, 2009.
L 96A q DAR. C DAR


Painters and paintings in the early American South / Carolyn J. Weekley
Williamsburg, Virginia : Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in association with Yale University Press, [2013].
L 96 q WEE



Kola Peninsula / Igor V. Pekov .. et al
Moscow : Mineral-Almanac Ltd., 2013
M (1-924.16) PEK


Minerali a Torino : le collezioni del Museo di Mineralogia dell'Università e del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino / Emanuele Costa, Lorenzo Mariano Gallo
Torino, Italy : Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, 2010
M 549(450) MUS



Ornithology (Tring)

Chamberlain's LBJs : [the definitive guide to Southern Africa's Little Brown Jobs] / written and illustrated by Faansie Peacock
Pretoria : Mirafra Publishing, c2012.


A colour guide to familiar garden and field birds, eggs, and nests / by Ji?í Felix ; illustrated by Kv?toslav Hísek ; [translated from the Czech by Olga Kuthanová]
London : Octopus Books, 1974.


A colour guide to familiar woodland and hill birds, eggs and nests / by Ji?í Felix ; [translated from the Czech by Olga Kuthanová] ; illustrated by Kv?toslav Hísek
London : Octopus Books, 1975.
ORNITHOLOGY 72 FEL                     



Le monde des vertébrés des Seychelles / par Guy Lionnet ; édité par A. W. Owadally
Port-Louis, Ile Maurice : ENDA-Océan Indien, 1984.
Z 79 o LIO


Plano de ação nacional para a conservação dos cervídeos ameaçados de extinção / Organizadores: José Maurício Barbanti Duarte, Marcelo Lima Reis ; autores dos textos: José Maurício Barbanti Duarte ... [et al.]
Basília : Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade, 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.


Herpetology : an introductory biology of amphibians and reptiles / by Laurie Vitt, Janalee Caldwell.
Amsterdam ; London : Academic Press, 2014.


The Library catalogue is available online at

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Anthropology / Palaeontology



Zooarchaeology and modern human origins : human hunting behavior during the later Pleistocene / edited by Jamie L. Clark, John D. Speth
Dordrecht; London: Springer, 2013
A 3 q ZOO


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, 2013.
A 6 q STO




Morphology and evolution of turtles : proceedings of the Gaffney Turtle Symposium (2009) in honor of Eugene S. Gaffney / edited by Donald B. Brinkman, Patricia Holroyd, James D. Gardner.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, [2012], 2013.
P 20a q GAF


Landesaufnahme mit Geologenhammer und Bohrer : Moderne Geologie in Hessen / Sabine Steghaus-Kovač
Wiesbaden : Hessisches Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie, 2013.
P 72L q STE


Geology of Newfoundland : touring through time at 48 scenic sites / Martha Hickman Hild ; ed. Stephanie Porter
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, N.L. : Boulder Publications, 2012.
P 75B/6 o HIL


Old poisons, new problems : a museum resource for managing contaminated cultural materials / Nancy Odegaard and Alyce Sadongei
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, 2005.
P 82 q ODE



Flora of Australia. Vol. 26, Meliaceae, Rutaceae, Zygophyllaceae / [editor, Annette Wilson].
Canberra : Australian Biological Resources Study, 2013.
B 581.9(94) FLO


A systematic study of the subtribe Espeletiinae (Heliantheae, Asteraceae) / José Cuatrecasas
Bronx : New York Botanical Garden, 2013.
B 582.4P88 CUA


Flora's empire : British gardens in India / Eugenia W. Herbert.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
B 635.90 HER


Flore rare et menacée de Bourgogne : distribution, écologie, conservation / Patryck Vaucoulon
Mèze, France : Biotope, 2013.


Piante Esotiche Nell'Orto Botanico di Catania / a cura di Pietro Pavone

Catania : Giuseppe Maimone Editore, 2010.
B 58.006 CAT MAI Q




Haplogynae Spiders in Hainan, China / [Yanfeng Tong]
[Beijing] : s.n., 2013.


Zhong hua zang jia / Ji Yun zhu = The carrion beetles of China (Coleoptera : Silphidae) / Ji Yun
Beijing Shi : Zhongguo lin ye chu ban she, 2012.


The cicadas (Hemiptera, Cicadoidea, Cicadidae) of North America north of Mexico / Allen F. Sanborn, Maxine S. Heath
Lanham, MD : Entomological Society of America, 2012.


Aspilota-Group in natural parks of Valencia and European Dinotrema Revision / Francisco Javier Peris Felipo
Valencia : Universitat do València, 2013.



Letters from abroad : the grand tour correspondence of Richard Pococke  & Jeremiah Milles. Volume 3, Letters from the East (1737-41) / edited by Rachel Finnegan.
Piltown, County Kilkenny, Ireland : Pococke Press, 2013.
L 70 o FIN


Taxidermy / Alexis Turner
Farnborough : Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2013.
L 82 o TUR


Museum educator's handbook / by Graeme K. Talboys.
Burlington : Ashgate, 2011.
L 84 o TAL


RDA : strategies for implementation / Magda El-Sherbini.
Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2013.


RDA and serials cataloguing / Ed Jones, National University, San Diego, USA.
London : Facet Publishing, 2013.


Catalogue 2.0 : The future of the library catalogue / Sally Chambers (ed.)
London : Facet Publishing, 2013.


Ornithology (Tring)

Cambridgeshire Bird Atlas 2007-2011 / Louise Bacon, Alison Cooper, Hugh Venables
Cambridge : Cambridgeshire Bird Club, 2013.


Contributions to the history of Australasian Ornithology. Vol. II / edited by William E. Davis, Jr.  ...[].
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Nuttall Ornithological Club, 2012.


Feasting, fowling and feathers : a history of the exploitation of wild birds / by Michael Shrubb.
London : T. & A. D. Poyser, 2013.


Imperial dreams : tracking the imperial woodpecker  through the wild Sierra Madre / Tim Gallagher.
New York : Atria Books, 2013.


The life of David Lack : father of evolutionary ecology / Ted R. Anderson.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]


Multimedia identification guide to North Atlantic seabirds: Pterodroma Petrels. / Bob Flood & Ashley Fisher. Illustrations by Martin Elliott.
[S.l.] : Pelagic Birds & Birding Multimedia  Identification Guides, : Scilly Pelagics, 2013.


Naturalist's guide to the birds of Singapore. / Text Yong Dong Li and Lim Kim Chuah, photography Lee Tiah Khee.
[S.l.] : John Beaufoy Publishing L, 2013


A saga of sea eagles / John A. Love.
Dunbeath : Whittles, 2013.


The warbler guide / Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle ; drawings by Catherine Hamilton.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2013
ORNITHOLOGY 18(14) STE                 



Starfish : biology and ecology of the Asteroidea / edited by John M. Lawrence
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.


Britain's freshwater fishes / Mark Everard
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2013


Ações para a conservação de tubaroes e raias no sul do Brasil / Carolus Maria Vooren, Sandro Klippel (eds.)
Porto Alegre : Igaré, 2005.


Status of decline of amphibians : Eastern hemisphere. Issue no. 3, Western Europe / edited by Harold Heatwole and John W. Wilkinson
Exeter : Pelagic, 2013


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.


Our version of a British institution with a natural history twist - what would you pick?


Chris Booth: Digitiser, L&A Collection


You are marooned on a desert island and are allowed to take 8 flora and fauna with you. Which ones would you select and why?


Assuming I knew I was going to be marooned for a very long time I’d bring a very focussed selection of: hops, barley, sugar cane, banana, butternut squash, bamboo, aloe, and a dog.


Beer creation being the objective of the first three choices but hops can also alleviate inflammation, and sugar would be a good chewy mood-lifter. Bananas for their deliciousness and the leaves making excellent crockery. Butternut squash (or any gourd) left to dry out would make a superb container for the aforementioned beer and they taste good if I absolutely had to do something besides drinking my despair away. Bamboo because it’s a wonderful construction material and I would need to craft a shelter quickly otherwise my fair skin would be burned all the time. Hence the aloe until my shelter is up and running… I suppose I could also wile away the long weeks and months by becoming adept at basketry as well? The dog is for company and amusement. I don’t have a dog at the moment but I know my cats would disappear as soon as they noticed that they could. A dog probably wouldn’t. I’d hope.


You are rescued, but can only take one back with you. Which one would it be and why?


Well it would be very cruel if I decided to rescue my collection of dried gourds so I suppose I would have to rescue my hops. Only kidding, the dog would come home with me and we could bore bus stop strangers to death with our tales of sand getting stuck to the aloe and teeth rotting away from excessive sugar consumption.




You can take one item from the L&A collections with you, what would it be and why?


Alfred Russel Wallace’s ‘The Malay Archipelago’ would be my choice. It sounds like an excellent read but I’ve not tried it yet, despite having wanted to for a number of years. If I was lucky enough to be marooned in the Malay Archipelago I could at least hope to identify something familiar in the book. Hopefully it describes some poisonous endemic beasties for me to avoid too.


'Ejecting an intruder' taken fron The Malay Archipleago by Alfred Russel Wallace (1874) NHM image: 033800



You can have one luxury with you on the island what would it be?


My Kindle. It’s got so many books on it already that I believe I would be supplied for about a year as it is, without re-reading. I could also cheat the system by quickly loading pictures of my loved ones onto it before I go - sneaky, eh! Though that would suggest I had prior knowledge of my marooning, so why would I put myself in that situation in the first place?


Sharon Touzel: Bibliographic Librarian






How long have you worked at the NHM?


I began in 2007, so 6 years.


What were you doing before you came here?


I was studying, and volunteering as an Assistant Archivist at LAARC (the archaeological archives of the Museum of London). The volunteering was great – in one box, a Roman shoe; in the next, a medieval horse skull.


What does your average day look like?


I might spend time buying books for the Entomology Library, or working on projects with external academic visitors.

Mainly though, I spend a lot of time cataloguing our collections. It’s not a dull job here - today I’ve catalogued an 1870s Austrian sales catalogue, advertising plaster heads & preserved frogs; 1930s newspaper cuttings on a secret journey through Forbidden Arabia; and 1970s reports on the Loch Morar monster. Finding items like these means I always have something to put on our Twitter feed!

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


The flea etching from Robert Hooke’s Microscopy, or some of our relatively unknown 17th century Dutch art.






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


I love the piece of the moon in the Earth Galleries. Walking past it every morning gives me a real kick.


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


As an Entomology librarian, it’s tempting to say I’d like to be one of those brain eating parasites which make zombies out of ants ( . However, I’d probably go for something much more boring, like a domestic cat!


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



Wadi Hammeh 27, an early Natufian settlement at Pella in Jordan / edited by Phillip C. Edwards
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
A 2 q CUL


South-eastern Mediterranean peoples between 130,000 and 10,000 years ago / edited by Elena A.A. Garcea ; contributing authors, Nick Barton [and others].
Oxford ; Oakville, CT : Oxbow Books, 2010
A 3 q GAR



The asteroid impact connection of planetary evolution : with special reference to large Precambrian and Australian impacts / Andrew Y. Glikson
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2013.
P 15D o GLI


Atlas of benthic foraminifera / Ann Holbourn, Andrew S. Henderson, and Norman MacLeod
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell ; [London] : Natural History Museum, 2013.




Discovering Dorset's wild flowers / Peter Cramb
Bridport : P. & M. Cramb, 2013.


Vegetation of Britain and Ireland / Michael Proctor
London : Collins, 2013.


Ferns and fern allies of Taiwan : supplement / Ralf Knapp.
Gaoshu Township, Pingtung County : Dr. Cecilia Koo Botanic Conservation Centre (KBCC Press), 2013.
FERNS 582.35(51) KNA


Flore de Gironde / Jean-Claude Aniotsbehere
Bordeaux : Société Linnéenne de Bordeaux, 2012.


Zarys struktury i fizjologii drzew leśnych / Jan Kopcewicz, Adriana Szmidt-Jaworska, Krystyna Kannenberg.
Tuchola : Wydawnictwo Wyższej Szkoły Zarządzania Środowiskiem ; Toruń : Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, 2012.
B 635.97 KOP


Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Volume 5, Dicotyledoneae: Oleaceae - Zygophyllaceae / Alain Dobignard et Cyrille Chatelainn ; avec la collaboration de Markus Fischer, Joëlle Orso et Daniel Jeanmonod
Genève : Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques, 2013.
B 581.9(61) DOB Q


Collecting ladies : Ferdinand von Mueller and women botanical artists / Penny Olsen.
Canberra, ACT : NLA Publishing, 2013.
B 7.043 OLS



The insects : structure and function / R.F. Chapman
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
E 11 o CHA


Synopsis of adventive species of Coleoptera (Insecta) recorded from Canada. Part 1, Carabidae / by Jan Klimaszewski ... [et al.].
Sofia : Pensoft, 2012.


Revideret fortegnelse over Danmarks sommerfugle = Revised checklist of the Lepidoptera of Denmark / Ole Karsholt og Per Stadel Nielsen
København : Lepidopterologisk Forening, 2013




Food webs and biodiversity : foundations, models, data / Axel G. Rossberg
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2013.
L 10E o ROS


Il fenomeno carsico delle Prealpi Giulie settentrionali (Friuli) / a cura di Giuseppe Muscio
Udine : Istituto Italiano di Speleoligia, 2008.
L 72I q MUS


Baía de Todos os Santos : diagnóstico socio-ambiental e Subsídios para a Gestão
Salvador, Brazil : Germen, 1997
L 76D o BAI


Natural history and travel : old and rare Books. Catalogue 291 / Allard Schierenberg
Amsterdam : Antiquariaat Junk, 2013.
L 95E o ANT


Ornithology (Tring)

Las aves de Canarias
Santa Cruz de Tenerife : Turquesa Pubs, 2013.


Aves do estuário da Baía da Babitonga e litoral de São Francisco do Sul/ Marta Jussara Cremer, Alexandre Venson Grose.
Joinville [SC]: Ed. Univille, 2010.


The birds of Africa. Volume VIII, The Malagasy Region / Roger Safford and Frank Hawkins ; plumage descriptions by David J. Pearson ; colour plates by John Gale and Brian Small.
London : Christopher Helm, 2013.


Causal analysis of spatio-temporal patterns of passerine migration along the Eastern flyway : dissertation / vorgelegt von Elizabeth Yohannes
Innsbruck : Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, 2003.


Darwin has come : new legend of the creature : working English translation from Japanese / NHK ; [translated by Fumio Taguchi]


Da-uin ga kitta / NHK
[Darwin has come : new legend of the creature]
Japan : Asahi Shimbun, 2011.


On the rocks. / Text and photographs by Bryan Nelson artwork by John Busby
Peterborough : Langford Press, 2013
ORNITHOLOGY 96A NEL                    



Monkey / Desmond Morris.
London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Z 17A o MOR


Fauna Cantabrigiensis : the vertebrate and molluscan fauna of Cambridgeshire by the Rev. Leonard Jenyns (1800-1893) : transcript and commentaries / edited by Richard C. Preece and Tim H. Sparks.
London : Ray Society, 2012.
Z 72Aa q JEN


Livro vermelho da fauna ameaçada de extinção no Rio Grande do Sul / Carla S. Fontana, Glayson A. Bencke, Roberto E. Reis [organizadores].
Porto Alegre EDIPUCRS 2003
Z 76D q LIV


Mamíferos aquaticos do Brasil : plano de ação. Versão II
Brasília : Edições IBAMA, 2001


Frogs of the United States and Canada / C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Z REPTILES 70 DOD Volume 1
Z REPTILES 70 DOD Volume 2


Las tortugas y los cocodrilianos de los países andinos de trópico / autores, José Vicente Rued-Almonacid ... [et al.] ; illustrationes, Stephen Nash, César Landazábal Mendoza, Marco Antonio Rada
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia : Conservación Internacional, 2007.




Missionary Needlework etc.  Collected by the Rev. G. E. Smith (1805-1881)]

by Sarah Vincent (Electronic Resources Librarian)


Recently unearthed from the collections by a slightly bemused librarian, Missionary Needlework etc., illustrates the importance of not judging a book by its cover, or indeed its title. There is a singular lack of needlepoint contained within the marbled covers of this 18th century scrapbook; it has instead been repurposed to hold a lovingly compiled collection of natural history drawings, cuttings, notes and photographs collected by the Reverend Gerard Edward Smith.


Smith was born in Camberwell in 1805. He studied at Oxford and, after being ordained in 1829, became Vicar of Sellinge, Kent. After marrying Isabella March Clark in 1935, Reverend Smith moved  to the North of England and spent the next 40-ish years as the Vicar of Cantley, Ashton Hayes and Osmaston, respectively, before retiring to Ockbrock.


Throughout his career, Smith enthusiastically pursued a side-line interest in the study of the natural world. He was a keen amateur botanist and, alongside his wife, spent time collecting, drawing and painting examples of local flora. He even found time to author several books on British botany, which are also held in the NHM Library.






Smith’s interest in the world around him did not end with plants, as demonstrated by Missionary Needlework, etc., which is a highly personal scrapbook composed of a brilliantly diverse and eclectic range of zoological articles, paintings, prints and illustrations (many of which were apparently drawn by Smith himself). These items have been meticulously pasted in place and arranged systematically in rough order of biological complexity. It begins with a rather charming human skeleton and finishes with some less charming parasitic worms, taking in such marvels as creepily smug dolphins and beautifully painted beetles along the way.








We received Missionary Needlework etc., as a donation from Aimee Clark in 1933. Aimee’s aunt, May Senior Clark, was presumably a relative of Isabella’s  and received Smith’s natural history collections following his death in 1881. From Aimee’s introductory letter, we can gain some insight into Smith’s character: apparently he was very popular with younger members of the family and was regarded as ‘a real playfellow’.
This description is backed up by one of the most charming items contained in the scrapbook, an inserted miniature pamphlet about bats, which was illustrated and written by a 21-year old Smith and dedicated to ‘the amusement of my little friends’.







This pamphlet covers a range of fascinating bat-themed topics and provides valuable advice to those travelling in areas inhabited by the vampire flitter mouse, namely to sleep with your feet covered up in order to avoid being bitten and ‘passing from a state of sound sleep to that of death’.


Fittingly, the pamphlet closes with a poetic description of the incident that inspired its creation, a home invasion by a rather confused long-eared bat: 

‘Prithee look dear Papa! What a wonder is here!
A winged little mouse, it would seem, I declare!
Where the door was wide opened, I saw it fly in,
So quite certain I am that it flits thro’ the air!’


On Monday 29th July the Library & Archives hosted a tour for 2013’s participants in the Young Graduates for Museums and Galleries programme (YGMG), an annual scheme which provides the opportunity for gifted 16-18 year old students to spend time behind the scenes of many of the major Museum and Galleries in London.

YGMG9 open day-076-290713.JPG

This year, sixteen students were able to spend a day at the NHM, learning about the work of our scientists and staff, with the hope that it would inspire some to consider pursuing a career in the Museum and Galleries sector .


After visiting a variety of institutions across London, the students are given the opportunity to undertake a summer internship during the school holidays.

Part of the students’ day at the NHM was spent in the Library & Archives, where they were shown some of our treasures. These included our oldest book - an edition of Pliny the Elder’s Historia Naturalis from 1469, and some field notebooks from the Malay Archipelago belonging to Alfred Russel Wallace.


Library staff love meeting the students each year, and greatly enjoy their enthusiasm for the collections we show them. We hope seeing some of our material inspires them for the future, and perhaps they may return one day as staff members!


Lisa Di Tommaso

(Special Collections Librarian)


The Library catalogue is available online at Library catalogue

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



Anthropology / Palaeontology



The early prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan : archaeological survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and al- Bustan and evaluation of the pre-pottery Neolithic A site of WF16 / edited by Bill Finlayson and Steven Mithen
Oxford : Oxbow, c2007
A 2 q FIN


The first farmers of central Europe : diversity in LBK lifeways / edited by Penny Bickle and Alasdair Whittle ; with contributions by Alexandra Anders, Rose-Marie Arbogast, R. Alexander Bentley, Penny Bickle, Christoph Blesl, Lucy Cramp, Philippa Cullen, Christopher Dale, Marta Dockalová, László Domboróczki, Linda Fibiger, Michael Francken, Claudia Gerling, Seren Griffiths, Gisela Grupe, Julie Hamilton, Robert Hedges, Daniela Hofmann, Nándor Kalicz, Zsófia Eszter Kovács, Eva Lenneis, Tibor Marton, Inna Mateiciucová, Christine Neugebauer-Maresch, Geoff Nowell, Krisztián Oross, Ildikó Pap, Juraj Pavúk, Joachim Pechtl, Pál Raczky, Linda Reynard, Michael Schultz, Peter Stadler, Elisabeth Stephan, Maria Teschler-Nicola, Barbara Tiefenböck, Joachim Wahl, Alasdair Whittle and Carrie Wright.
Oakville, Conn. : Oxbow Books and the David Brown Book Company, 2013
A 3 q BIC




The lost world of Fossil Lake : snapshots from deep time / Lance Grande ; with photography by Lance Grande and John Weinstein.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013
P 75C/50 q GRA




Flora del Bajio y de Regiones Adyacentes. Fasciculo 178, Familia Compositae : Tribu Liabeae / por Rasario Redonda-Martinez
Pátzcuaro, Mexico : Instituto de Ecología A. C., 2013.
B 581.9(79P9) FLO


Flora del Bajio y de Regiones Adyacentes. Fasciculo. 177, Familia Dioscoreaceae / por Victoria Sosa e Ismael G. Valdivieso
Pátzcuaro, Mexico : Instituto de Ecología A. C., 2013.
B 581.9(79P9) FLO


Laboratornoe kulʹtivirovanie morskikh mikrovodorosleĭ, vkliuchai͡a produt͡sentov fitotoksinov : nauchno-metodicheskoe posovie / T.I͡U. Orlova, N.A. Aĭzdaĭcher, I.V. Stonik.
[Manual on laboratory cultivation of marine microalgae, including toxic species]
Vladivostok : Dalʹnauka, 2011.


Zhejiang Dongtou Dazing haizao = [The Marine Algae in Dongtou, Zheijiang]
China : Ocean Press, 2012.
ALGAE 582.26(265) WAN


"Les mousses" : Liste rouge, inventaire et initiation aux bryophytes du canton de Genève / Laurent Burgisser & Arianne Cailliau ; avec la collaboration de Michelle Price, Anne-Laure Maire & Hélène Hinden et en coordination avec Bertrand von Arx
[Mosses : red List, inventory and introduction to bryophytes the canton of Geneva]
Genève : Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève, 2012.


Morskie rastenii͡a stran Aziatsko-Tikhookeanskogo regiona, ikh ispolʹzovanie i kulʹtivirovanie Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Regions countries, their use and cultivation / Ė.A. Titli͡anov, T.V. Titli͡anova ; Pod obshcheĭ redakt͡sieĭ akademika A.V. Adrianova.
Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Regions countries, their use and cultivation
Vladivostok : Dalʹnauka, 2012.


Ferns, clubmosses, quillworts and horsetails of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly / Rosaline J. Murphy ... [et al.].
Truro : ERCCIS, 2012.
FERNS 582.35(410) MUR Q


Scolt Head Island / edited by J. A. Steers.
Cambridge: W. Heffer. 1960
L 72Aa o STE


The ecological impact of long-term changes in Africa's Rift Valley / Andrew J. Plumptre, editor.
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers, 2012.
L 74 q ECO


Wonders of nature : Ustad Mansur at the Mughal court / Asok Kumar Das
Mumbai : Marg Foundation, c2012
L 83 q DAS


The impact of the Biodiversity Heritage Library Digitisation Project on scientific research at the Natural History Museum, London / Angela D. Thresher



Minerals from the Republic of Macedonia : with an introduction to mineralogy / Gligor Jovanoski, Blažo Boev, & Petre Makreski
Skopje : Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2012.
M (497) JOV



Kangaroo / John Simons.
London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Z 17L o SIM


Global perspectives on the biology and life history of the white shark / edited by Michael L. Domeier.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2012.


Mammals of China / Andrew T. Smith and Yan Xie, editors ; Robert S. Hoffmann ... [et al.], contributing authors ; Federico Gemma, illustrator ; Wang Sung, honorary editor.
Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, c2013


Amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica : a pocket guide / Federico Muñoz Chacón, Richard Dennis Johnston.
Ithaca ; London  : Comstock Pub. Associates, 2013.


Daoud Jackson.jpg




Daoud Jackson has joined us for a week of work experience during his summer holiday.


He has just completed his first year of A levels where he is taking; Maths, Japanese, History and Theology.


During his time with us he is helping to index volumes of artwork from the Hodgson collection. Learn more about this project.


In just over two days Daoud has already worked his way through 102 images, including quails and storks.


We have also been using his Japanese language skills to assist with the translation

of recent acquisitions.


For more information about volunteering opportunities throughout the Museum take a look at our website.


The latest edition of the NHM Magazine EVOLVE! is out now.



The Summer 2013 edition is a bumper edition for fans of the NHM Library & Archives:


Letters of a naturalist

During this 'Wallace 100' anniversary year, Caroline Catchpole (Archivist, Wallace Correspondence Project), talks about the project, the life and work of this very important man and the collections held here at the NHM L&A.


Famous faces: Letters from poets, playwrights and pioneers

Daisy Cunynghame (Museum Archivist) highlights some of the more unexpected individuals who appear in the Archives.


Martin Hinton: The innate habits of a squirrel

Karolyn Shindler (L&A Associate) explores both the professional and personal life of former Keeper of Zoology, and his connections to the Piltdown fraud.


Museum Lives project

A project undertaken by the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research (CAHR), which has created a digital archive of interviews with 50 of the Museum's curators, conservators and researchers, past & present.


Evolve is available to purchase via the Museum website, in the shop or members receive it free.

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