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Posted on behalf of CAHR.


6 December 2011 - 7 December 2011


The Centre for Arts and Humanities Research (CAHR) at the Natural History Museum, London, welcomes everyone to this interdisciplinary conference to celebrate the World Collections Programme-funded partnership between the Natural History Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the British Library.


The conference will explore the history of botany and the exchange of materials in nineteenth century India. It will specifically explore the collections of Nathaniel Wallich (1786-1854), a major figure in the history and development of botany. We welcome everyone interested in natural history, art history, botany, South Asian studies, social history, history of the British Empire, museum studies and digital humanities to join us for this exciting conference.


Register for the conference by 20 November 2011. Full conference fee is £74.85. Day rate (Tuesday 6 December only) is £48.35.


The full conference fee includes:

  • Teas and coffees on both days, and a buffet lunch at the Natural History Museum on day one
  • Workshops to include private viewings of the Wallich collections at Kew Gardens on day two
  • A complimentary ticket for entry to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a wine reception on day two

New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Feb 23, 2011

New books added to the Library collection


Here are the recently arrived additions to the Library collection.  Please let us know if you'd like to make an appointment to see these or other items.


Anthropology / Palaeontology


Petroleum Geology Conference & Exhibition (2010 ; Kuala Lumpa)
Kuala Lumpa : Geological Society of Malaysia, 2010

Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa, Howick, August 5-8, 2010
Pietermaritzburg : Natal Museum, 2010.


Gaiasphäre : ein Führer durch die Austellung in Saal 6 des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien / Andreas Kroh & Mathias Harzhauser
Wien : Naturhistorisches Museum, 2009


Hasan's cave : geology, folklore and antiquities / C. Savona-Ventura, A. Mifsud.
Valletta, Malta : Heritage Books, 2000




Illustrations of Jammu plants : a supplement to Flora of Jammu and plants of neighbourhood : with general key and annotation / by B. M. Sharma.
Dehra Dun : Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2010.


Baboquivari mountain plants : identification, ecology, and ethnobotany / Daniel F. Austin ; with linguistic consultant, David L. Shaul.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 2010.


A handbook of the world's conifers / by Aljos Farjon.
2 vols.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.


Handbook of the taxonomic names associated with the non-marine Rhodophycophyta / by Franklyn Dewayne Ott.
Stuttgart : J. Cramer in der Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2009.


Orchidaceae of West-Central Africa. Vol.1 / Dariusz L. Szlachetko .. [et al.]
Gdansk : Gdansk University Press, 2010.





Temperate and boreal rainforests of the world : ecology and conservation / edited by Dominick A. DellaSala ; foreword by David Suzuki.
Washington, DC : Island Press, c2011.


Remnants of Gondwana : a natural and social history of the Gondwana rainforests of Australia / edited by Roger Kitching, Richard Braithwaite and Janet Cavanaugh.
Baulkham Hills, N.S.W. : Surrey Beatty & Sons, 2010.


A history of photography with the light microscope / Brian Bracegirdle.
[London] : Quekett Microscopical Club, 2010.


Wildlife photographer of the year. Portfolio 20 / [editor] Rosamund Kidman Cox
[London] : BBC, 2010


Climate change, biodiversity and sustainability in the Americas : impacts and adaptations / Francisco Dallmeier ... [et al.], editors.
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2010.


Ornithology (Tring)


The bird man of Brisbane : Silvester Diggles and his ornithology of Australia / Louis Pigott.
Moorooka, Qld. : Boolarong Press, 2010.


The birds of Devon / Michael Tyler
Devon Birdwatching and Preservation Society, 2010.


Contributions to the history of North American ornithology. Vol.III / edited by William E. Davis, Jr. and Jerome A. Jackson.
Cambridge, Mass. : Nuttall Ornithological Club, 2010.


Tucanos das Américas = Toucans of the Americas / autor, Herculano Alvarenga ; aquarelas, Eduardo Brettas ; apresentação, Maurício Pontual
Rio de Janeiro : M. Pontual Edições e Arte, 2004.




The zoological collecting of the Honourable East India Company and imperial museum making / Louise Berridge

Terrestrial vertebrates of Pennsylvania : a complete guide to species of conservation concern / edited by Michael A. Steele ... [et al.].
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.


Coral reefs of the southern Gulf of Mexico / edited by John W. Tunnell, Jr., Ernesto A. Chávez, and Kim Withers ; foreword by Sylvia Earle.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2007.


Treatise on zoology - anatomy, taxonomy, biology : The Crustacea, Decapoda. Vol. 9, Part A: Eucarida: Euphausiacea , Amphionidacea, and Decapoda (partim) / edited by F.R. Schram  and J.C. von Vaupel Klein (Editors)
Leiden : Brill, 2010.


Histopathology of protistan and myxozoan infections in fishes : an atlas / Iva Dyková and Jirí Lom.
Praha, [Czech Republic] : Academia, 2007


A tribute to bats : a collection of contributions on selected topics of bat research and bat conservation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia / ed. by Ivan Horácek and Marcel Uhrin.
Kostelec nad Cernými lesy : Lesnická práce, s. r. o., 2010.


Britains mammals: a concise guide / David Wembridge & Clare Poland Bowen
Stansted : Whittet Books, 2010.


Conservation of Mesoamerican amphibians and reptiles / edited by Larry David Wilson, Josiah H. Townsend, and Jerry D. Johnson ; foreword by James B. Murphy.
Eagle Mountain : Eagle Mountain Press, 2010.


New in the Library

Posted by Rita Dockery Feb 15, 2011

Please find below a list of this week’s recently arrived additions to the Library collection. We are closed this week for our annual stock audit, but we hope to hear from you if you would like to see these or the many other items in our library in the future.


Anthropology  / Palaeontology

Asian  paleoanthropology : from Africa to China and  beyond / edited by Christopher J. Norton, David R.  Braun.

Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; New York : Springer,  c2010.


The  evolution of the human head / Daniel E.  Lieberman.

Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,  2011.


A new  theory of extinctions / Pieter van den Noort, Ashram  Elewa

Doorwerth, Netherlands : [the authors],  2010


Zhongguo  zhong sheng dai yuan qiao ya mu jia chong hua shi / Tan Jingjing, Ren  Dong zhu.

Beijing : Ke xue chu ban she,  2009.


The caves  of Gower / photographs by Harold Grenfell ; text by  Bernard Morris.

[S.l.] : Gower Society,  2006.



The  orchids of Rwanda / Eberhard Fischer ... [et  al.].

Koblenz, Germany : Dept. of Geography of the Institute for  Integrated Natural Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau,  2010.


Crocuses  : a complete guide to the genus / Janis  Rukšans.

Portland, Or. : Timber Press,  2011.


Flora  of Peninsular Malaysia. Series 2, Seed plants,  Volume 1 / 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,  2010.


A  guide to the flowering plants and ferns of Iceland / Hördur  Kristinsson.

Reykjavik : Mal og menning,  2010.


Trees  of Panama and  Costa  Rica /  Richard Condit, Rolando Pérez, Nefertaris Daguerre.

Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press,  2011.


The  Mosses and Liverworts of Pembrokeshire / Sam  Bosanquet

[Pontypool] : S. D. S. Bosanquet,  2010.



A  pictorial field guide to the beetles of Australia. Part 3:  chalcophorinae / by Mark R.  Golding.

[Joondalup, W.A.] : Ocean  Publishing, c2008.


A field  guide of the Dynastidae family of the south of South  America / Esteban I. Abadie, Paschoal Coelho Grossi  & Pablo S. Wagner, authors.

[Buenos Aires? : s.n.],  c2008.


A  pictorial field guide to the beetles of Australia. Part 4,  Bolboceratinae / by Mark R.  Golding.

[Joondalup, W.A. : Ocean  Publishing], c2009.


Pictorial  field guide to the beetles of Australia. Part 5,  Cetoniidae / by Mark R.  Golding.

[Joondalup, W.A. : Ocean  Publishing], c2009.


A  pictorial field guide to the beetles of Australia. Part 2,  Cicindelidae / Mark R.  Golding.

[Perth?] : Ocean Pub.,  2007.


Suomen  luteet = [Finnish bugs] / T. Rintala & V.  Rinne

Helsinki : Tibiale,  2010


Encyclopedia  of flora and fauna of Bangladesh. Vol. 22, Arthropoda:  Insecta IV, Pterygota (part) : Pterygota orders : Hymenoptera, Coleoptera,  Strepsiptera / chief editor: Zia Uddin  Ahmed

Dhaka, Bangladesh : Asiatic Society of  Bangladesh, 2009



Government  and research policy in the UK: an introduction :  a guide  for researchers  / Research Information  Network

London : Research  Information Network, 2010.


Made to  stick : why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck / Chip Heath & Dan  Heath.

London : Arrow Books,  2008.


La  biodiversità delle praterie alpine nelle Alpi occidentali : dal 6 al 29 novembre  2009 / a cura di Bruno Bassano, Antonello  Provenzale, Ramona Viterbi [Museo Regionale di Scienze  Naturali]

Torino : Museo Regionale di  Scienze Naturali, 2009, 2009


Analysis  of biological networks / edited by Björn H. Junker and Falk  Schreiber.

Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience,  c2008.


Managing  information services : a transformational approach / Jo  Bryson.

Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT  : Ashgate, c2006.


Classification  in theory and practice / Sue Batley.

Oxford : Chandos,  2005.


Ornithology  (Tring)

Aerial  surveys of aggregations of seaducks, divers and grebes in UK inshore areas  outside the breeding season in 2007/08 / Mark  Lewis ... [et al.]

Peterborough : JNCC,  2009.


Collections  in context : proceedings of the 5th International Meeting of European Bird  Curators : Natural History Museum Vienna, August  29th-31st, 2007, Vienna,  Austria / Ernst  Bauernfeind ... [et al.] (eds.).

Vienna, Austria : Natural History Museum, 2010.


Manx  shearwater <Puffinus puffinus> evening rafting behaviour around colonies  on Skomer, Rum and Bardsey: its spatial extent and implications for recommending  seaward boundary extensions to existing colony Special Protection Areas in the  UK / Claire A. McSorley ...[et  al.]

Peterborough: JNCC,  2008.


Seabird  numbers and breeding success in Britain and Ireland, 2006, /  R. A. Mavor ... [et al.]

Peterborough : Joint Nature  Conservation Committee, 2008.


The state  of Australia's birds 2010 : islands and  birds / compiled by Julie Kirkwood and James  O'Connor.

Carlton, Vic. : Birds  Australia,  2010.


Surveillance  of winter and spring aggregations of seaducks, divers and grebes in UK  inshore areas: aerial surveys and shore-based counts 2006/07 / Mark Lewis ... [et  al.]

Peterborough : JNCC,  2008.


Vögel auf  Föhr die Präparate-Sammlung des Friesen-Museums / Herausgegeben von Jutta  Kollbaum-Weber

Husum:  Dr.-Carl-Haeberlin-Friesen-Museums, 2009.


Wings  over the Red Sea : the birds of the Eritrean  islands / Giuseppe De Marchi, Giorgio Chiozzi, Dawit  Semere.

Milano : Società Italiana di  Scienze Naturali ; Museo Civico di Storia Naturale,  2009.



Eels : an  exploration, from New  Zealand to the Sargasso, of the world's most  amazing and mysterious fish / James Prosek.

New  York : Harper, 2010.


Fish  locomotion : an eco-ethological perspective / editors, Paolo  Domenici, B.G. Kapoor.

Enfield : Science Publishers,  2010.


Primate  locomotion : linking field and laboratory research / Kristiaan D'Août,  Evie E. Vereecke, editors.

New  York : Springer,  2011.


Badger  behaviour, conservation and rehabilitation: 70 years of getting to know  badgers / George E  Pearce

Exeter : Pelagic Publishing,  2011.


Dingo / by Brad  Purcell.

Collingwood : CSIRO  Publishing, 2010.


Mammals  of Florida  field guide / by Stan  Tekiela.

Cambridge : Adventure  Publications, 2010.


Handbook  on mangrove associate molluscs of Sundarbans / Anirudha Dey ;  edited by the Director, Zoological Survey of India.

Kolkata : Zoological Survey  of India, 2006.


Philippine  marine mollusks. Vol. IV, Bivalvia. Part 2, Scaphopoda, Polyplachophora,  Cephalopoda & Addenda / G.T. Poppe

Hackenheim : Conchbooks,  2011


Amphibians  and reptiles of Margarita, Coche and Cubagua / Gabriel N. Ugueto,  Gilson A. Rivas.

Frankfurt am Main : Edition Chimaira,  2010.


New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Jan 31, 2011

Here are the recently arrived additions to the Library collection. These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room, Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles) and Tring (for all Ornithology titles). Have you made an appointment to come and talk to us yet? 


Also, check out the sparkling and new Images of Nature gallery, free to visit in the Blue Zone.


Anthropology / Palaeontology


Lake District mountain landforms / Peter Wilson
Lancaster [England] : Scotforth Books, 2010


A catalogue of the collection of Cambrian and Silurian fossils, contained in the Geolological Museum of the University of Cambridge / by J.W. Salter ; with a preface by Adam Sedgwick and a table of genera and index added by John Morris.
Cambridge : University Press, 2010


An empirical synthetic pattern study of gars (Lepisosteiformes) and closely related species, based mostly on skeletal anatomy. The resurrection of Holostei / Lance Grande
Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2010




Wild flowers of Greece / text by Kit Tan and Arne Strid ; colour plates by Niki A. Goulandris.
Kifissia, Greece : The Goulandris Natural History Mueum, 2009.


Bryophyte ecology and climate change / [edited by] Zoltán Tuba, Nancy G. Slack, Lloyd R. Stark.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Flora Zambesiaca. Volume 13. Part 4, Xyridaceae, Eriocaulaceae, Typhaceae, Restionaceae, Flagellariaceae, Juncaceae, Musaceae, Strelitziaceae, Costaceae, Zingiberaceae, Cannaceae, Marantaceae / edited by Jonathan Timberlake.
Richmond : Kew, 2010.


Flora Zambesiaca. Volume 13. Part 2, Eriospermaceae, Dracaenaceae, Arecaceae (Palmae), Pontederiaceae, Bromeliaceae, Mayacaceae / edited by Jonathan Timberlake.
Richmond : Kew, 2010.


A new atlas of the Kent flora / Eric G. Philp
Kent : Kent Field Club, 2010.


Index to chromosome numbers of Chinese Pteridophyta (1969-2009) / edited by Cheng Xiao & Zhang Shou-Zhou.
Shenzhen, China : Fairylake Botanical Garden, 2010.


Flora of tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae (Part 2) / by Iain Darbyshire, Kaj Vollesen and Ensermu Kelbessa ; editor : H. J. Beentje
Kew : Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2010.





Insect biodiversity : science and society / Foottit, Robert George
Wiley-Blackwell, 2009


Norges sommerfugler : Hånbok over Norges dagsommerfugler og nattsvermere / Aarvik, Leif
Apollo Books, 2009


Gallenboek :  overzicht van door dieren en planten veroorzaakte Nederlandse gallen / van Leeuwen, Willem Marius Docters
Zeist : KNNV Uitgeverij, 2009


Wasps of Surrey / Baldock, David W.
Woking : Surrey Wildlife Trust, 2010




The species seekers : heroes, fools, and the mad pursuit of life on Earth / Richard Conniff.
New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.


The single helix : a turn around the world of science / Steve Jones.
London : Abacus, 2006.


The economics of ecosystems & biodiversity : report for business : executive summary / [Joshua Bishop ... [et al.]]
[Bonn : TEEB, 2010.


Marine environment and resources of Abu Dhabi / edited by Thabit Zahran Al Abdessalaam.
Abu Dhabi : Environment Agency--Abu Dhabi, c2007.


Secrets of nature [videorecording] : pioneering natural history films / British Instructional Films.
[London] : British Film Institute, c2010.




Field guide to stiperstones mines / edited by Adrian Pearce
Shropshire Mines Trust, 2010


The Cambridge handbook of earth science data / Paul Henderson, Gideon M. Henderson.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.


Ornithology (Tring)


The birds of Thorne Moors: an annotated checklist / by Bryan P. Wainwright
Doncaster : Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum, 2009.




Pitanie presnovodnykh bespozvonochnykh / A. V. Monakov
Moskva : Institut Problem Ekologii i Evoliutsii im. A. N. Severtsov, RAN, 1998.


Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest : tracking and identifying mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates / David Moskowitz.
Portland : Timber Press, 2010.


Opredelitel' lichinok krabov infraotriada Brachyura severo-zapadnoí chasti Iaponskogo Moria = Illustrayed [sic] key for the identification of brachyuran larvae in the northwestern Sea of Japan / E. S. Kornienko and O. M. Korn
Vladivostock : Dalnauka, 2010.


Shrimps and crabs of Kume Island, Okinawa / Kawamoto Tsuyoshi & Okuno Junji.
Tokyo : Hankyu Komyunikeshonzu, 2003


Fish defences. Volume 2 , Pathogens, parasites and predators / editors, Giacomo Zaccone ... [et al.].
Enfield, N.H. : Science, 2009.


New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Jan 27, 2011
Here are the newest additions to the Library.  Please see our online catalogue for more details on these items and many more. 

Anthropology /  Palaeontology

David  Attenborough 's First life : a journey back in time by Matt Kaplan with Josh  Young ; introduction by David Attenborough.

London : Collins,  2010

Dinosaurs  : a field guide / by Gregory  S. Paul

London : A. & C. Black,  2010



The  diatoms : applications for the environmental and earth sciences / edited by John P. Smol,  Eugene F. Stoermer.

2nd edition

New  York :  Cambridge  University Press,  2010.

An  introduction to plant structure and development : plant anatomy for the  twenty-first century / Charles B.  Beck.

2nd edition

Cambridge, UK ; New York :  Cambridge  University Press,  2010.

The  flora of county Tyrone / Ian McNeill ; with the  assistance of Paul Hackney.

Holywood, Co. Down : National Museums Northern Ireland,  2010.

A  natural history of the New World : the ecology and evolution of plants in the  Americas / Alan  Graham.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press,  2011.

The  wild plants of Antigua and  Barbuda : an illustrated field guide to the  native and naturalised vascular plants / [principal authors]  Christopher Pratt, Kevel Lindsay ; [collaborators] Melanie Pearson, Carolyn  Thomas ; with a foreword by Baldwin Spencer and Yasmin  Baksh-Comeau.

St.  John's,  Antigua : EAG,  2009.

Flowering  plants of India. Dicotyledons : Volume 1,  (Acanthaceae - Avicenniaceae) / S. Karthikeyan, M. Sanjappa  & S. Moorthy

Kolkata : Botanical Survey of India,  2009.



Lepidoptera  (Gelechiidae and Lecithoceridae) / Park,  Kyu-Tek

Suwon, Korea : National Institute of Agricultural Science  and Technology, 2004

Bemisia :  Bionomics and Management of a Global Pest / Stansly, Philip  A

Dordrecht : Springer,  2010

Noctuidae  Sibiricae Vol.2, Micronoctuidae, Noctuidae; Rivulinae – Agaristinae  / Kononenko, Vladimir  Stepanovich

Sorø, Denmark : Entomological Press,  2010

Butterflies  of the world = Schmetterlinge der Erde. Pt. 33, Nymphalidae 18, Morpho 2 / Schaeffler, Oliver  Adam

Keltern : Goecke & Evers ;  2010

Genera of  Indian butterflies / Varshney, Rajendra  Kumar

New  Delhi :  Nature books Indial, 2010


Evolution  : the molecular landscape /  meeting organized by Bruce Stillman, David Stewart, Jan Witkowski ; Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor : CSH Press,  2009

Terrestrial  environment of Abu Dhabi Emirate / [authors: Abdulrahman Alsharhan ... [et  al.] ; editor: Richard J. Perry].

Abu  Dhabi,  United Arab Emirates :  Environment Agency--Abu  Dhabi, c2008.

Biodiversity  and responsible consumption : Mesoamerican Biological Corridor - Mexico  / Fulvio Eccardi; [English  translation: Suzanne D. Stephens].

México, D.F : CONABIO,  2008.

Mexico : capacities for  conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity / [project coordination: Irene Pisanty ;  assistants: Rafael Pompa, Alejandra Martínez Berdeja, Elizeth  Escamilla].

México, D.F. : CONABIO : PNUD México,  [2009]

Medienberichte zur Ausstellung James Cook und  die Entdeckung der Südsee

[S.l. : s.n.,  2010.]


St  Petersburg : a history in  stone / A.G. Bulakh, N.B.  Abakumova, J.V. Romanovsky.

St  Petersburg :  St Petersburg  University Press,  2010

Metalliferous  ore deposits of Bolivia /  Osvaldo R. Arce Burgoa

La Paz, Bolivia : [s.n.], 2009. (SPC Impresores, S.A.)

Turquoise  : the world story of a fascinating gemstone / Joe Dan Lowry and Joe P.  Lowry

Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith,  2010

Ornithology  (Tring)

The American Bird Conservancy guide to bird  conservation / Daniel J. Lebbin, Michael J. Parr, and George H.  Fenwick.

Chicago : University of Chicago  Press,  c2010.

Checklist of the birds of Peninsular  Malaysia / MNS Bird Conservation  Council

Kuala  Lumpur:  Malaysian Nature Society, 2010.

A complete guide to the birds of  Malta / Natalino  Fenech.

Valletta, Malta : Midsea Books,  2010.

The hen harrier : in the shadow of Slemish / Don  Scott.

Dunbeath, Caithness : Whittles,  2010.

Shorebird ecology, conservation, and management  / Mark A. Colwell.

Berkeley : University of California  Press,  c2010.


Encyclopedia  of flora and fauna of Bangladesh. Volume 24, Marine  fishes / Zia Uddin Ahmed  (Ed.)

Dhaka : Asiatic Society of Bangladesh,  2009.

Reproductive  biology and early life history of fishes in the Ohio  River drainage. Vol. 6, Elassomatidae and Centrarchidae [electronic  resource] / Robert Wallus,  Thomas P. Simon.

Boca  Raton,  : CRC Press,  2008.

Manuales  de Mastozoologia : manual de campo para un sondeo de rata de agua (<Arvicola  sapidus>) / Jacinto  Roman

Málaga : SECEM,  2010.

Pisor's  registry of world record size shells : [over 11 5000 listings] / Donald L. Pisor ; comp. by Conchology, Inc.  ; reworked by and with an introduction by  Guido T.  Poppe

Hackenheim ConchBooks  2008.

Shi jie  tou zu lei / Chen Xinjun, Liu  Bilin, Wang Yaogeng

Beijing : Hai yang chu ban she,  2009.

Annotated  and illustrated catalogue of recent Cancellariidae / Jens  Hemmen.

Wiesbaden : Hemmen,  2007.

Encyclopedia  of flora and fauna of Bangladesh. Volume 17, Molluscs / Zia Uddin Ahmed  (Ed)

Dhaka : Asiatic Society of Bangladesh,  2007.

Protozoa  and human disease / Mark F.  Wiser.

New  York : Garland Science,  2011.


New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Jan 19, 2011
Here are the newest additions to the Library collection. These books are now on display in  the Main Reading Room, Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles) and Tring (for all Ornithology titles).  Check our website for the latest Library news, to discover how to make an appointment, and links to our catalogues for these and other titles.

Anthropology  / Palaeontology

Cenozoic  mammals of Africa / edited by  Lars Werdelin and William Joseph Sanders.

Berkeley : University of California Press,  2010.


The  quaternary of Glen Roy and vicinity / edited by A.P. Palmer, J. J. Lowe & J.  Rose

London : Quaternary Research Association,  2008.


The  quaternary of the Solway Lowlands and Pennine  Escarpment / edited by  Stephen J. Livingstone, David J.A. Evans and Colm O  Cofaigh

London : Quaternary Research Association,  2010


The  Quaternary of Western Sutherland and adjacent areas / edited by Sven Lukas and Tom  Bradwell

London : Quaternary Research Association,  2010.


The  quaternary of northern East  Anglia / edited by I. Candy, J.R. Lee and A.M.  Harrison

London : Quaternary Research Association,  2008.


The  Quaternary of the Trent Valley and adjoining  regions / edited by T. S.  White

London : Quaternary Research Association,  2009.


Shorter wild flower walks in Dorset / Peter & Margaret Cramb.

Bridport : P. & M. Cramb, 2009.


Lichens  of the Namib Desert : a guide to their  identification / Volkmar  Wirth.

Göttingen : Klaus Hess Verlag ; Windhoek : Klaus Hess Publishers,  2010.

Mokhopodibni  Zhytomyrskoi oblasti / V.M. Virchenko, O.O.  Orlov.

Bryophytes of Zhytomyr region

Zhytomyr : PP "Ruta"; Vyd-vo "Volyn,"  2009.

Non-marine  algae of Africa : a bibliography (1799-2010) / Anatoliy Levanets, Leon van  Rensburg.

Potchefstroom : The Platinum Press,  2010.

Malaysia  plant red list : Peninsula Malaysian Dipterocarpaceae / L. S. L.  Chua ... [et al.].

Kepong, Selangor : Forest Research Institute Malaysia,  2010.

Natur  im Aquarell : Meisterwerke der Wiener Hofmaler Johann und Joseph  Knapp / Helga de Cuveland ; mit einem  Vorwort von Wilhelm Hornbostel und Gerbert Frodl sowie einem Geleitwort von Loki  Schmidt.

München ; New  York : Prestel,  2006.

Catálogo  de plantas e fungos do Brasil / [comitê organizador do  projecto e editores, Rafaela Campostrini Forzza ... et  al.].

Rio de Janiero : Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro : Andrea Jakobsson Estúdio,  2010.



Scorpions of the World /  Stockman, R  & Ythier, E

NAP Editions  , 2010

Faune de  France 91 : Hemipteres, Aradidae, Piesmatidae et Dipsocoromorphes  Euro-Mediterraneens / Heiss, Ernst et  Pericart, Jean

Paris : Federation Francaise des Societes de  Sciences Naturelles, 2007

Faune de  France 92 : Hemipteres Reduviidae d’Europe Occidentale  / Putshkov, P V & Moulet,  P

Paris : Federation Francaise des Societes de  Sciences Naturelles, 2009

Les  papillons du Gabon / Vande  weghe, Gael R

Libreville : Wildlife Conservation Society ;  2010

Revision  of genera of the parasitic mite family Macronyssidae (Mesostigmata:  Dermanyssoidea) of the World / Radovsky, Frank J

West  Bloomfield, MI: Indira ; 2010


Letters  to Linnaeus / edited by  Sandra Knapp and Quentin Wheeler.

London : Linnean Society Of London,  2009.


Before  disenchantment : images of exotic animals and plants in the early modern  world / Peter  Mason.

London : Reaktion,  2009.

For the  love of nature : E.E. Gostelow's birds & flowers / Christobel  Mattingley.

Canberra : National Library of Australia,  c2010.

Cook's  Endeavour journal : the inside story / National Library of Australia.

Canberra : National Library of Australia,  2008.

Collaborative  research and development projects : a practical guide / Tom Harris ; foreword by Ray  Browne.

London : Springer,  2007.

Designing  a research project / Piet  Verschuren and Hans Doorewaard.

2nd ed. / rev.  and ed. by M.J. Mellion.



Treated  diamonds / James E. Shigley,  editor.

Carlsbad, Calif. :  Gemological Institute of America,  2008.

Synthetic  diamonds / edited by James E.  Shigley.

Carlsbad, Calif. :  Gemological Institute of America,  2005.

Ornithology  (Tring)

Kakapo:  rescued from the brink of extinction / Alison Ballance

Nelson, N.Z. :  Craig Potton Pub., 2010.


Reef  creature identification : Tropical Pacific / Paul Humann and Ned  Deloach

Jacksonville : New World  Publications, 2010.

Magnificent  books, manuscripts and drawings from the collection of Frederick, 2nd Lord  Hesketh . Part II, Audubon /  Sotheby's

London : Sotheby's,  2010

Hormones  and reproduction of vertebrates. Volume 1, Fishes / [edited by] David O. Norris, Kristin H.  Lopez.

Amsterdam : Academic Press,  2011.

Hormones  and reproduction of vertebrates. Volume 5, Mammals / [edited by] David O. Norris, Kristin H.  Lopez.

Amsterdam : Academic,  2010.

Handbook  of the mammals of South Asia : with special emphasis on India, Bhutan and  Bangladesh / N.C. Bahuguna  and Jayanta K. Mallick.

Dehradun :  Natraj Publishers, 2010.

Taiwan bei lei tu  jian / Lai  Yingyang

[Taipei : Owl],  2008.

Hormones  and reproduction of vertebrates. Volume 2, Amphibians / [edited by] David O. Norris, Kristin H.  Lopez.

Amsterdam : Academic Press/Elsevier,  2011.

Hormones  and reproduction of vertebrates. Volume 3, Reptiles / [edited by] David O. Norris, Kristin H.  Lopez.

Amsterdam : Academic Press/Elsevier,  2011.

Secrets  of the snake charmer : snakes in the 21st century / John Murphy

[S.l.] :  Iuniverse Inc, 2010.

Amphibians,  reptiles and turtles in Kansas / Joseph T. Collins, Suzanne L. Collins,  Travis W. Taggart ; with artwork by, Errol D. Hooper, Jr. ; photographs by,  Suzanne L. Collins.

Eagle Mountain : Eagle Mountain Publishing,  2010.


New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Jan 10, 2011

Here is a list of this week’s recently arrived additions to the Library collection. Please contact us if you would like to make an appointment to see any of the titles.



Anthropology / Palaeontology


Gornyi Muzei [Mining Museum]
Sankt-Peterburg : First Russian Technical Educational Institution, 2008

Humans, environment and chronology of the late Glacial on the North European plain : proceedings of Workshop 14 (Commission XXXII "The Final Palaeolothic of the Great Plain/Le Paléolithique Final de la Grande Plaine Européenne") of the 15th U.I.S.P.P. Congress, Lisbon, September 2006 / Martin Street, Nick Barton, Thomas Terberger (eds.).
Mainz : Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums, 2009


Mesolithic Europe / edited by Geoff Bailey and Penny Spikins
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010


Biominerals and fossils through time / by Jean-Pierre Cuif, Yannicke Dauphin, and James E. Sorauf.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.




Field guide to the plants of East Sabah / R.P.J. de Kok and T.M.A. Utteridge.
Richmond, Surrey : Kew, 2010.


Georgiana Leake's wildflower album : Western Australia's first botanical artist / Margaret J. Love and Bryan R. Sherwood.
Cardigan : Forrest, 2010.


The lichen genus Rinodina (Ach.) Gray (Lecanoromycetidae, Physciaceae) in North America, north of Mexico / John W. Sheard.
Ottawa : NRC Research Press, 2010.


Kvetena : Ceské Republiky = [Flora of the Czech Republic]. 8 / editor : Jitka Stepánková.
Praha : Academia, 2010.


Analyzing lichen indicator data in the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program / Susan Will-Wolf.
Portland, OR : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, [2010]


Flora del Paraguay. 40, Lythraceae / por Reinilda Duré Rodas & Julián Molero Briones.
Geneve : Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Geneve [etc.], 2010.


Peonies of the world : taxonomy and phytogeography / Hong De-Yuan ; in association with Pan Kai-Yu ... [et al.].
Richmond : Kew Pub. ; St. Louis : Missouri Botanical Garden, 2010.




Handbook of zoology. Coleoptera, beetles Vol. 2, Morphology and systematics / Lawrence, John F
Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2010


Insetti della fauna italiana, Coleotteri Carabidi. I / Pesarini, Carlo
Milano : Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, 2010


The Palaearctic Chrysomelidae : identification keys, Vol.1 and 2/ Warchalowski, Andrzej
Warsaw : Natura optima dux Foundation ; 2010


Beiträge der Hymenopterologen-Tagung in Stuttgart / Krogman, Lars
DGaaE : Müncheberg ; 2010




Habitats of Wales : a comprehensive field survey, 1979-1997 / T.H. Blackstock ... [et al.].
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2010.


Adelante : wild orchids & beetles in Paraguay / Mitsugi Koyama ; [supervisor, Kohji Karasawa]. .
Kyoto : Koyama Toshiko, 2009.


A frozen field of dreams : science, strategy, and the Antarctic in Norway, Sweden, and the British Empire, 1912-1952 / Peder William Chellew Roberts
Thesis -- (PhD), Stanford University, 2010.


2010, Year of Biodiversity.
Ming magazine, (04, 2010), p. 022-064.


Discoveries of the census of marine life : making ocean life count / Paul V.R. Snelgrove.
Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Sustainable economics for a digital planet : ensuring long-term access to digital information : final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access.
[La Jolla, Calif. : Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, 2010]


Boyle : between God and science / Michael Hunter.
New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2010.




Sea-spiders (Pycnogonida) of the north-east Atlantic / Roger N. Bamber
Shrewsbury : Field Studies Council for The Linnean Society, 2010.


Fauna of Hebei, China : Amphibia, Reptilia and Mammalia / Wu Yuefeng ... [et al.]
Shijiazhuang : Hebei ke xue ji shu chu ban she (Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House), 2009


Hebei dong wu zhi, Jia ke lei / edited by Song Daxiang, Yang Siliang ; consultant : Liu Ruiyu
Shijiazhuang : Hebei ke xue ji shu chu ban she (Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House), 2009.


Eels at the edge : science, status, and conservation concerns / edited by John M. Casselman and David K. Cairns.
Bethesda : American Fisheries Society, 2009.


Development of non-teleost fishes / editors, Yvette W. Kunz, Carl A. Luer,  B.G. Kapoor.
Enfield : Science Publishers, 2009.


Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh. Vol. 23, Freshwater fishes / chief editor : Kamal Uddin Siddiqui
Dhaka : Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2007.


Changjian jingji touzulei caise tujian = colour illustrations of common economic cephalpods / Chen Xin Jun, Liu Bilin
[Beijing : Hai yang chu ban she], 2009.


Farmland molluscs from Zhejiang Province, China. Prosobranchia; (Archatogastropoda, Mesogastropoda) Pulmonata; (Stylommatophora)
Hang zhou : Hang zhou chu ban she, 2008.


Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh. Vol. 25, Amphibians and reptiles / chief editor: Zia Uddin Ahmed
Dhaka : Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2009.


New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Jan 4, 2011

Happy 2011! Below are the most recently arrived titles in the Library collection. These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room and the Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles.)  Have a look at the online catalogue from wherever you are to see records for these and other useful titles.  And, please don't hesitate to contact us to see how we might help with your research interests.


Anthropology / Palaeontology


The first human : the race to discover our earliest ancestors / Ann Gibbons.
New York : Anchor Books, 2006.


Bailiandong culture, a case study on Mesolithic culture / Guoxing Zhou.
Nanning : Guangxi ke xue ji shu chu ban she, 2007.




The great trees of London.
London : Time Out, 2010.


The wildflowers of Ireland : the habitat guide / by Carsten Krieger, Declan Doogue.
Dublin : Gill & Macmillan, 2010.


Karl Blossfeldt : the complete published work / [edited by] Hans Christian Adam.
Köln ; London : Taschen, 2008.


Algae of Australia : Phytoplankton of temperate coastal waters / G. M. Hallegraeff ... [et al.].
Collingwood, Vic. : Australian Biological Resources Study and CSIRO Publishing, 2010.


Lepanthes of Bolivia : systematics of Octomeria species north and west of Brazil : addenda: new species of Brachionidium, Lepanthes, Masdevallia, Octomeria, Playstele, Pleurothallopsis, and Porroglossum. CORRIGENDA / Carlyle A. Luer.
St. Louis : Missouri Botanical Garden, 2010.




Lepidoptera of North America. 9, Butterfly distribution and dispersion across the montane islands and drainages of the Chihuahuan Desert / Holland, Richard
Fort Collins : C. P. Gillette Museum of Anthropod Diversity, 2009


Izatha (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Oecophoridae) / Hoare, Robert J. B.
Canterbury, New Zealand : Mamaaki Whenua Press, 2010


Tvåvingar : Blomflugor, Diptera : Syrphidae : Eristalinae & Microdontinae : Denna volym omfatter samtliga nordiska arter / Bartsch, Hans
Uppsala : ArtDatabanken, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet ; 2009


Mapping risk from forest insects and diseases / Lewis, Joseph W.
[Washington] : United States, Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 2002.


The bee genera and subgenera of sub-Saharan Africa / Eardley, Connal
Brussels : Belgian Development Cooperation, 2010


South African Red Data Book : butterflies / Henning, Graham A.
Pretoria : South African National Biodiversity Institute, 2009




A naturalist's eye : twenty Somerset years / Philip Radford.
Taunton : Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, c2008.


A list of the terrestrial and marine biota from the Azores / Paulo A. V. Borges et al.
Principia Editora, Lda, 2010


First census of marine life 2010 : highlights of a decade of discovery / editors, Jesse H. Ausubel, Darlene Trew Crist, and Paul E. Waggoner.
Washington, D.C. : Census of Marine Life, c2010.


The vent and seep biota : aspects from microbes to ecosystems / Steffen Kiel, editor.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2010.


The natural history book : the ultimate visual guide to everything on Earth / [editors, Becky Alexander ... [et al.].
London : Dorling Kindersley, 2010.


One year on : evaluating the initial impact of the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL)
London : Research Information Network, 2010.




Studies on Brachyura : a homage to Danièle Guinot / by Peter Castro ... [et al.] (editors).
Leiden : Koninklijke Brill NV, 2010.


Metazoan deep sea fish parasites / Institute of Zoomorphology, Cell Biology and Parasitology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany. Sven Klimpel ...
Solingen : Verl. Natur und Wiss., 2009.


Field guide to fishes of the Mekong delta.
Vientiane, Lao PDR : Mekong River Commission, 2008.


Dong bei di qu dan shui yu lei / Xie yu hao.
Shen yang : Liao ning ke xue ji zhu chu ban she, 2007.


Zhongguo te you jin xian ba yu shu lei : wu zhong duo yang xing, dong xue shi ying, xi tong yan hua he dong wu di li / Zhao Yahui, Zhang Chunguang
Beijing : Ke xue chu ban she, 2010.


Atlas der Säugetiere Sachsens : Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege / Silke Hauer, Hermann Ansorge, Ulrich Zöphel
Dresden : Zentraler Broschürenversand der Sächsischen Staatsregierung, 2009.

From 21 January 2011 you can marvel at some of the most beautiful, historic artworks and modern images of nature held by the Museum Library in our newly renovated gallery called Images of Nature.
As a reminder, the Library will be closed to external visitors from the 24 December - 3 January (inclusive).  Happy holidays to one and all.

New books

Posted by Rita Dockery Dec 20, 2010
Here are the recently arrived additions to the Library collection. These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room and the Botany Reading Room (for all Botany  titles). See records for these titles and more in our library catalogue, any time day or night from wherever you live and/or work.

Anthropology  / Palaeontology

I e II  Simpósios sobre a Bacia do Araripe e Bacias Interiores do Nordeste : realizados  em junho de 1990 e novembro de 1997 : comunicações / editores, Luiz  marivando Barros, Plácido Cidade Nuvens, José Betimar melo  Filgueira.

Crato-CE : Tipogresso,  2001.


Das  verschwundene Meer [Fossilienwelt Weinviertel ; eine Publikation des  Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien in Kooperation mit der Geologischen  Bundesanstalt Wien] Mathias Harzhauser ; Wolfgang Sovis ; Andreas  Kroh

Wien  Naturhistorisches Museum 2009


The  transantarctic mountains : rocks, ice, meteorites and water / Gunter Faure and Teresa M  Mensing

London: Springer-Verlag,  2010.



Kleiner  Pflanzenführer für den paraguayischen Chaco = Una guía para plantas nativas del  Chaco Paraguayo / Hrsg.: Iniciativa para la  investigación y transferencia de tecnología agraria sostenible (INTTAS), Loma  Plata. Christine Ulmke ; Lily August. Fotogr.: Christine Ulmke  ...

Herborn :  Fachverl. Uniglobia, 2004.


Unrunde'y,  Schlorrekaktus, Pehen : una guía para plantas leñosas del  Chaco / Verena Friesen Ratzlaff. Rev.  Levi Hiebert Funk ... [Ed.: Iniciativa para la investigación y transferencia de  tecnología agraria sostenible (INTTAS), Loma  Plata].

Herborn ;  Fröndenberg : Fachverl. Uniglobia, 2004.


Plantas  medicinales de tres áreas silvestres protegidas y su zona de influencia en el  sureste de Paraguay / María Vera Jiménez ; edicion,  María Vera Jiménez ... [et al.].

Asunción, Paraguay : Fundación Moisés Bertoni,  para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, 2009.


Impressions  of nature : a history of nature printing /  Roderick  Cave.

London : British Library ; New York, NY : Mark Batty  Publisher ; London : Thames & Hudson [distributor],  2010.


Algues  de Roscoff / Susan Loiseaux-de Goër,  Marie-Claude Noailles.

Roscoff : Éd.  de la Station biologique de Roscoff, 2008 Cloître  impr.)




Checklist  of Ohio  butterflies : a field companion/report form / Parshall, David  K

[Columbus, Ohio] :  Ohio  Lepidopterists, 2009


Imenotteri  d'Italia : Sapygidae, Scoliidae, Methochidae, Mutiliidae, Bradynobaenidae  [Electronic Ressource] / Tassi, Franco

Torino : Museo Regionale di  Scienze Naturali and others, 2008


The  beetles/ Ming plus [Max  Barclay]

[China]  : Ming, 2010


International  Symposium on Zygaenidae XII, 5-9 May 2010, Hatay, Turkey : scientific programme and  abstracts / International  Symposium on Zygaenidae (12th : 5-9 May 2010 :  Hatay)

Hatay  : Mustafa  Kemal University,  2010


Big bugs  life-size  / George  Beccaloni

London : Natural History Museum, 2010


6th  International Conference on the Biology of Butterflies : program and abstracts / International Conference on the Biology of  Butterflies (6th ; 2010 ; University of  Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)

Edmonton, Alberta : Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, 2010



Charles  Darwin [on the origin of species]

[Taipei, Taiwan : s.n.],  1988


Super  species : the creatures that will dominate the planet / Garry  Hamilton.

Richmond  Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books,  2010.


The  flexible phenotype : a body-centred integration of ecology, physiology, and  behaviour / Theunis Piersma, Jan A. van  Gils.

Oxford : Oxford University Press,  2010.


Photoperiodism  : the biological calendar / edited by Randy J. Nelson, David L.  Denlinger, David E. Somers.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press,  2010.


Wytham  Woods : Oxford's  ecological laboratory / editors, P.S. Savill ... [et  al.].

Oxford [England] : New York : Oxford University Press,  c2010.


Adobe  Photoshop CS5 for photographers : a professional image editor's guide to the  creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC / Martin  Evening.

Amsterdam ; Boston : Focal  Press/Elsevier, 2010.


Light :  science and magic : an introduction to photographic  lighting / Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, Paul  Fuqua.

Oxford : Focal,  2007.




The  dissection of vertebrates : a laboratory manual / Gerardo De  Iuliis.

Amsterdam : Academic Press,  2010.


Zhongguo  Chang Jiang San Xia dong wu da quan = Encyclopedia of animals in three gorges of  Yangtze River of China / Liu Xianxin zhu  bian.

Beijing : Ke xue chu ban she,  2010.


Upside  down world : early European impressions of Australia's curious  animals / Penny Olsen.

Canberra : National Library of  Australia,  2010.


Coral  reefs : biology, threats and restoration / Thomas B. Davin and  Anna P. Brannet, editors.

New  York : Nova Science Publishers,  2009.


Mammal  teeth : origin, evolution, and diversity / Peter S.  Ungar.

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press,  2010.


Whales,  dolphins and porpoises / Mark  Carwardine.

London : Dorling Kindersley,  2000.


Zhong guo  hai yang bei lei tu jian / Zhang Suping.

Bei  jing : Hai yang chu ban she, 2008.



New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Dec 13, 2010

New  books added to the Library  collection


Please find below a list of  this week’s recently arrived additions to the Library collection. These books are now on display in  the Main Reading Room, Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles) and Tring  (for all Ornithology titles).

Anthropology  / Palaeontology

Prehistory  of Sri Lanka: ancient history  of Sri Lanka, Indian  subcontinent, history of Sri  Lanka/ edited by Lambert M.  Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. Henssonow

Betascript  Publishing, 2010.

How  humans evolved / Robert Boyd and Joan B  Silk

W. W. Norton  & Co, 2009

Cro-Magnon  : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans / Brian  Fagan.

New  York : Bloomsbury  Press, 2010.

Biodiversity  of fossils in amber from the major world deposits / edited by David  Penney.

Manchester : Siri Scientific  Press, 2010.

Dinosaur  sex / Michael  Brookfield.

London, England : Janus Pub.  Co., 2008.


Biology  of lichens : symbiosis, ecology, environmental monitoring, systematics and cyber  applications : selected papers related in part to the IAL 6 Symposium,  Asilomar, California 2008 / editors Thomas H. Nash ...  [et al.].

Stuttgart : Cramer in der  Gebr.-Borntraeger-Verl.-Buchh, 2010.

The  family Eriocaulaceae in India / R. Ansari,  N.P. Balakrishnan.

Rev.  ed.

Dehra  Dun : Bishen  Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2009.

Seasearch  Guide to seaweeds of Britain and Ireland / Francis StP. D. Bunker,  Juliet A. Brodie, Christine A. Maggs and Anne R.  Bunker

Ross-on-Wye :  Marine Conservation Society, 2010.

Art  forms in the plant world : 120 full-page photographs / Karl Blossfeldt ; with an  introduction by Karl Nierendorf.

New  York : Dover Publications,  1985.

Natural  art forms : 120 classic photographs / Karl  Blossfeldt.

Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications,  1998.



Minimorum  animalium theatrum / Carotti, Giovanni

Trento : Temi,  2010

Spiders  of New  Zealand : annotated family key & species  list / Paquin,  Pierre

Lincoln, N.Z. :  Manaaki Whenua Press , 2010

A review  of Culicoides subgenus <Avaritia> species (Insecta, Diptera,  Ceratopogonidae), vectors of viruses of sheep, cattle and horses, with  particular reference to <Culicoides imicola> in Europe and the Mediterranean  region / Boorman, John

London : Natural History Museum

Parasitic  ichneumonids on woodborers in China (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) / Sheng,  Maoling

Beijing : Science Press,  2010

Lepidoptera  of Nepal / Colin  Smith

Kathmandu : Himalayan Nature,  2010

Handbook  on butterflies of Himachal Pradesh / G.S. Arora, H.S.  Mehta, V.K. Walia


Kolkata :  Zoological Survey of India,  2009


Evolution  in action : case studies in adaptive radiation, speciation and the origin of  biodiversity / Matthias Glaubrecht, editor ; in  cooperation with Harald Schneider.

Heidelberg ; New York : Springer,  c2010.

The book  of nature : the natural heritage according to UNESCO.

München, Germany : Monaco  Books, c2009.

Science  exhibitions : communication and evaluation / [edited by]  Anastasia Filippoupoliti.

Edinburgh : MuseumsEtc.,  2010.

Natural  selection and beyond : the intellectual legacy of Alfred Russel  Wallace / edited by Charles H. Smith and  George  Beccaloni.

Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press,  2010.

Doctor by  nature : JonathanCouch, surgeon of Polperro / Jeremy Rowett  Johns.

Clifton-upon-Teme, Worcestershire :  Polperro Heritage Press, 2010.



Sistema  "Planeta Zemlia" : 300 [trista] let so dnia rozhdeniia M. V. Lomonosova, 1711 –  2011

Moskva : URSS ;  [LENAND], 2010


Ornithology  (Tring)

Birds of  Ceredigion / Hywel Roderick, Peter Davis ; photographic editor: Michael  Hayward.

[Bridgend] :  Olga Roderick and Peter Davis, 2010.

Ecology  of the birds of Hong Kong / contributors, John A. Allcock ... [et al.] ;  editors, Captain, L.C. Wong, Vicky, W.Y. Lam, Gary, W.J.  Ades.

Hong  Kong : Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden,  [2009]

Field  guide to the birds of Ghana / by Nik Borrow, Ron  Demey.

London : Christopher Helm,  2010.

Handbook  of the birds of the world. Volume 15, Weavers to New  World Warblers / [edited by] Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott,  David Christie ; [writers]: Vladimir Arkhipov ... [et al.] ; colour plates by  Norman Arlott [et al.].

Barcelona : Lynx Edicions,  c2010.

The  Oxford dodo: the sad story of the ungainly bird  that became an Oxford icon / text by Jane  Pickering, with additions by Keith Thomson and Georgina  Ferry

Oxford: Oxford University Museum of Natural History,  2010.

Reed and  bush warblers / by Peter Kennerley and David Pearson.  illustrated by Brian Small

London : Christopher Helm,  2010.

Safari  sketchbook : a bird painter's African odyssey / Martin  Woodcock.

Wiveton : Esker  Press,  2010.




Manual of  diagnostic tests and vaccines for terrestrial animals : mammals, birds and  bees / World Organisation for Animal  Health.

Paris : Office  international des épizooties, 2004.

Local  mammals / Marion L. M.  Bryce

Long Eaton :  Long Eaton Natural History Society, 2010.

The book  of shells / by Jerry Harasewych, Fabio  Moretzsohn.

London : A. & C. Black,  2010.

Structures  and organelles in pathogenic protists / editor: Wanderley  de Souza

Heidelberg : Springer,  2010

Sand  Lizard and Natterjack Toad Recovery Project 2007-2009 / Herpetological  Conservation Trust ; nominated officer : E.A. Howe

Bangor : Countryside Council  for Wales,  2009.


New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Dec 8, 2010

New books added to the Library collection


These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room and the Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles).  Please let us know if you would like to make an appointment to see these or any other items.  We might also be able to help you plan your natural history research.


Anthropology / Palaeontology

Catalogue of the type fossils in the Woodwardian Museum Cambridge / Henry Woods.
Cambridge : University Press, 2010.


Evolution of earth and its climate : birth, life and death or earth / O. G. Sorokhtin. G. V. Chilingarian, and  N. O. Sorokhtin
Elsevier, 2010.


Geoscience data and collections : national resources in peril / Committee on the Preservation of Geoscience Data and Collections, Committee on Earth Resources, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2002.


The human evolution coloring book / by Adrienne L. Zihlman ; principal illustrations by Carla J. Simmons.
New York : HarperResource, 2000.


Smithsonian intimate guide to human origins / Carl Zimmer.
[Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian Books ; New York, NY : Collins, 2005.


The 10,000 year explosion : how civilizatin accelerated human evolution / Gregory Cochran and  Henry Harpending.
New York : BasicBooks ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2010.




Flora of tropical East Africa. Cyperaceae / edited by H.J. Beentje and S.A. Ghazanfar.
Richmond : Published on behalf of the East African governments by Royal Botanic Gardens, 2010.


Flore du Gabon. Vol. 41, Anthericaceae, Burmanniaceae, Colchiceae, Crassulaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Lemnaceae, Pittosporaceae, Rosaceae, Ternstroemiaceae, Thismiaceae, Triuridaceae / comité de réd.: Marc S. M. Sosef ... [et al.].
Weikersheim : Margraf Publishers, 2010.


Stereum s.l. / Arthur L. Welden.
Bronx, NY : Published for the Organization for Flora Neotropica by the New York Botanical Garden Press, 2010.


The flora of Loton Deer Park : an annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Loton Deer Park, based on fieldwork conducted by the Biodiversity Training Project, with the Shropshire Botanical Society in 2010 / by Mark Duffell
[Shropshire] : Shropshire Botanical Society, 2010.


Analyzing lichen indicator data in the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program / Susan Will-Wolf.
Portland, OR : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, [2010]




Fire ecology in Rocky Mountain landscapes / William L. Baker.
Washington, DC : Island Press, c2009.


All flesh is grass : plant-animal interrelationships / edited by Joseph Seckbach and Zvy Dubinsky
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2011 [i.e. 2010]


Aspectos conceptuales, análisis numérico, monitoreo y publicación de datos sobre biodiversidad / Antonio Mijail Pérez.
Managua : Gobierno de la República de Nicaragua, Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales, 2004.


An audit of alien species in Scotland / D. Welch ... [et al.]
Battleby, Perth : Scottish Natural Heritage, 2001.


Atlas of the deep-water seabed : Ireland / Boris Dorschel ... [et al.].
Dordrecht [etc.] : Springer, cop. 2010.


Darwin in Galápagos : footsteps to a new world / K. Thalia Grant and Gregory B. Estes.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2009.




Amber: tears of the gods / Neil D. L. Clark
Dunedin Academic Press Ltd, 2010.


Mineral Observer : mineral news from Russia and beyond / edited by Boris Z. Kantor ....[et al.]
Moscow : Ocean Pictures Ltd, 2010.




Le tegnùe dell'Alto Adriatico : valorizzazione della risorsa marina attraverso lo studio di aree di pregio ambientale / Elisa Andreoli ... [et al.]
Venezia : Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia ; Padova : ARPAV, 2010.


Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh, Vol. 27. Mammals / Zia Uddin Ahmed (Ed)
Nimtali : Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2009


Protecting marine mammals / Marielle de Vries, editor.
New York : Nova Science, 2010.


Compendium of bivalves / Markus Huber
Hackenheim : ConchBooks, 2010.


Australian land snails. Volume 1, A field guide to eastern Australian species / John Stanisic ... [et al.]
Mauritius : Bioculture Press for the Australian Museum, 2010.


Pictorial guide to the amphibians of North East India / Rosamma Mathew and Nibedita Sen ; edited by the Director, Zoological Survey of India.
Kolkata : Zoological Survey of India, 2010.


New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Nov 29, 2010

It's that time of the week again!  Here are the latest additions to the Library collection. These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room, Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles) and Tring (for all Ornithology titles).  Please let us know if you'd like to visit to see these or other titles.


Anthropology / Palaeontology


Approche taphonomique des restes humains : le cas des Mésolithiques de la grotte des Perrats et le problème du cannibalisme en préhistoire récente européenne / Bruno Boulestin.
Oxford : Archaeopress, 1999.


Comparative dental morphology : selected papers of the 14th International Symposium on Dental Morphology, August 27-30, 2008, Greifswald, Germany / volume editors, T. Koppe, G. Meyer, K.W. Alt ; co-editors, A. Brook ... [et al.].
Basel [Switzerland] ; New York : Karger, 2009.


The anatomy and biology of the human skeleton / D. Gentry Steele and Claud A. Bramblett
Texas A & M University Press, 2007.


Juvenile osteology : a laboratory and field manual / Maureen C. Schaefer, Sue Black, Louise Scheuer ; illustrations by Angela Christie.
London : Academic, 2009.


Der Keuper im Westteil des Zentraleuropäischen Beckens (Deutschland, Niederlande, England, Dänemark) : diskontinuierliche Sedimentation, Litho-, Zyklo- und Sequenzstratigraphie (Dissertation) / von Jens Barnasch
Halle (Saale) : SDGG, 2010.


Geotop 2009 : Geotope und internationale Zusammenarbeit = Geotopy i wspólpraca miedzynarodowa / Manfred Kupetz & Thomas Kockert (Hrsg.)
Halle (Saale) : SDGG, 2010.


GeoDarmstadt2010 : Geowissenschaften sichern Zukunft = Geosciences secure the future / Andreas Hoppe, Heinz-Gerd Röhling & Christoph Schüth (eds.)
Hannover : Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 2010




Guide des espèces ligneuses de la Casamance (Sénégal) / Joris De Wolf & Patrick Van Damm ; Hans Beeckman, éd.
Tervuren : Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, cop. 2010.


Lishainiki v ekologicheskom monitoringe / L. G. Biazrov
Lichens in ecological monitoring
Moskva : Nauchnyi Mir, 2002.


Indian lichens : an annotated checklist / K.P. Singh and G.P. Sinha.
Kolkata : Botanical Survey of India, 2010.


Flora of Peninsular Malaysia. Series 1 : ferns and lycophytes, Volume 1 / edited by B.S. Parris ... [et al.].
Kuala Lumpur : Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 2010.




Phylogenetic systematics and historical biogeography of Malesian Calicnemiine damselflies (Odonata, Platycnemididae) / Dirk Gassman
Leiden : [s.n.], [2005]


Damselfly genera of the New World : an illustrated and annotated key to the Zygoptera / Rosser W. Garrison, Natalia von Ellenrieder and Jerry A Louton
Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press, 2010


Mantids of the Euro-Mediterranean area / Roberto Battiston ...[et al.]
Verona : World Biodiversity Association, 2010


The butterflies of Altai, Sayans and Tuva (South Siberia) / Vadim V. Tshikolovets, Roman V. Yakovlev, Oleg E. Kosterin
Kyiv ; Pardubice : V.V. Tshikolovets, 2009


The butterflies of Mongolia / Vadim V. Tshikolovets, Roman V. Yakovlev, Zsolt Bálint
Kyiv : Pardubice, 2009




Materials and medicine : trade, conquest and therapeutics in the eighteenth century / Pratik Chakrabarti.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010.


Evolutionary naturalism in Victorian Britain : the 'Darwinians' and their critics / Bernard Lightman.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Variorum, c2009.


Woodcock Bog Research Natural Area : guidebook supplement 40 / Reid Schuller, Susan J. Fritts, Mark Mousseaux.
Portland, OR : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, [2010]


Life in the Mid Atlantic : an exploration of marine life and environment in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean from the sea surface to the sea bed / Peter Boyle.
[Bergen] : Bergen Museum, University of Bergen, 2009.


L'archivio di Odoardo Beccari : indagini naturalistiche tra fine '800 e inizio '900 / a cura di Beatrice Biagioli.
Firenze, Italy : Firenze University Press, 2008.


Up to the Sky : an exhibition of Hu Yun / text, Karen Smith
Beijing : Magician Space, 2010




Cosmochemistry / Harry Y. McSween, Jr., Gary R. Huss.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Magmatic sulfide deposits : geology, geochemistry and exploration / Anthony J. Naldrett.
Berlin : Springer, 2004.


Ornithology (Tring)


Bird feathers : a guide to North American species / S. David Scott and Casey McFarland.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2010.


Breeding birds of the United Arab Emirates / Simon Aspinall
Abu Dhabi: Environmental Agency, 2010.


In defence of Andries Hoogerwerf (1906-1977) / by G. F. Mees
Busselton, W. A. : G. F. Mees, 2010


Systematic notes on Asian Birds 2010: exploring the taxonomy and nomenclature of the birds of a broadly defined Oriental Realm. Numbers 68-77. (A continuation of the Leiden series) / Edited by David R. Wells
Peterborough: British Ornithologists' Club


Die Vögel des Kreises Viersen / Klaus Hubatsch, unter besonderer Mitarbeit von Helmut P. Klein ... [et al.]; mit einem Beitrag. von Herbert Hubatsch;  [Red.: Hans-Eckart Joachim].
Bergheim : Gesellschaft Rheinischer Ornithologen, 1996.





Die Haselmaus <Muscardinus avellanarius>/ Rimvydas Juškaitis ; Sven Büchner.
Hohenwarsleben Westarp 2010.


Red squirrels : naturally Scottish / by Peter Lurz
Perth : Scottish Natural Heritage, 2010.


The way of the panda : the curious history of China's political animal / Henry Nicholls.
London : Profile, 2010.


Chameleons of Africa : an atlas : including the chameleons of Europe, the Middle East and Asia / Colin R. Tilbury.
Frankfurt am Main : Edition Chimaira , 2010.


African flapshell turtles : the genera <Cyclanorbis> and <Cycloderma> / Dieter Gramentz.
Frankfurt am Main : Edition Chimaira, 2008.


The natural history of amphibians and reptiles in Sabah / Robert F. Inger, Tan Fui Lian
Kota Kinabalu : Natural History Publications (Borneo), 2010.


New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Nov 22, 2010

New books added to the Library collection


Here are the recently arrived additions to the Library collection. These books are now on display in the Main Reading Room, Botany Reading Room (for all Botany titles) and Tring (for all Ornithology titles).  Let us know if you would like to make an appointment to see any of these items.



Anthropology / Palaeontology


Paleobase [CD ROM] : macrofossils part 3.0, Cnidarians, Echinoderms, Sponges and Problematica (including early Metazoa) / edited by Norman MacLeod
West Sussex: Pulished for the Natural History Museum by Wiley-Blackwell, 2010


Pleistocene geology, palaeontology and archaeology of the Soa Basin, Central Flores, Indonesia / edited by F. Aziz, M.J. Morwood and G.D. van den Bergh.
[Bandung, Indonesia] : Pusat Survei Geologi, Badan Geologi, Departemen Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral, 2008.


Geology of Peninsular Malaysia / edited by Charles S. Hutchison and Denis N.K. Tan.
Kuala Lumpur : University of Malaya : Geological Society of Malaysia, 2009.


Bangor : Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru, 2010.




The lichen flora of Svalbard / D.O. Øvstedal, T. Tønsberg & A. Elvebakk.
Oslo : Natural History Museums, University of Oslo, 2009.


Flora of Ecuador. 225(3), Orchidaceae : Genera Cyrtochiloides - Epibator / by Calaway H. Dodson and Carlyle A. Luer
Göteborg : Göteborg University. Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, 2010.


Lichen biomonitors : factors affecting response behaviour / Rita Pinto Eliseu Mendes Godinho Velsoso.
Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2010.


Gradient analyses of forests ground vegetation and its relationships to environmental variables in five subtropical forest areas, S and SW China / H.Y. Liu ... [et al.].
Oslo : Natural History Museums, University of Oslo, 2008.


The Arabic plant names of Peter Forsskål's Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica / by Philippe Provençal.
Copenhagen : Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2010.


Flora of Baramati / R.B. Bhagat, V.B. Shimpale, R.B. Deshmukh.
Tal.-Baramati, Dist.-Pune : Rani B. Bhagat, 2008.




Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 6, Chrysomeloidea / edited by I. Löbl and A. Smetana
Stenstrup : Apollo Books, 2010


Longhorn beetles of the Amazon. Vol.2 / Hisayasu Arai000040506
[s.l.] : [s.n.], 2008


The Chrysomelidae of Taiwan. 1, 001-100 / Chi-Feng Lee, Hsing-Tzung Cheng
Taiwan : [s.n.], [2010]


The Chrysomelidae of Taiwan. 2, 101-200 / edited by Chi-Feng Lee, Hsing-Tzung Cheng ; co-written with Su Fang Yu ... [et al.]
Taiwan : [s.n.], 2010


A revision of the genus <Arbelodes Karsch> (Lepidoptera: Cossoidea: Metarbelidae) from southeast-central and southern Africa with the description of 13 new species / Ingo Lehmann
[Hamburg] : Ingo Lehmann, 2010


Ecology of butterflies in Europe / edited by Josef Settele ... [et al.]
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009




Evolution since Darwin : the first 150 years / edited by Michael A. Bell ... [et al.].
Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, c2010.


Thermal adaptation : a theoretical and empirical synthesis / Michael J. Angilletta, Jr.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


The symbiotic habit / Angela E. Douglas.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010.


Who cares about wildlife? : social science concepts for exploring human-wildlife relationships and conservation issues / Michael J. Manfredo.
New York : Springer, c2008.


National protected area expansion strategy for South Africa, 2008 : priorities for expanding the protected area network for ecological sustainability and climate change adaptation / prepared by the Government of South Africa.
Pretoria : Government of South Africa, 2010.


Moments of discovery : natural history narratives from Mexico and Central America / edited by Kevin Winker.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2010.


Audience 2.0 : how technology influences arts participation / [prepared for the Office of Research & analysis by Sameer Bawa, Kevin Williams, and William Dong
Washington, D.C. : National Endowment for the Arts, 2010.


A mechanistic approach to plankton ecology / Thomas Kiørboe.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.



Ornithology (Tring)


Checklist of the birds of Colombia = Listado de Aves de Colombia / Paul Salaman, Thomas M. Donegan, David Caro
Bogota : Fundación ProAves, 2010.


Parrots of the world : a field guide / Joseph M. Forshaw ; illustrated by Frank Knight.
London : Christopher Helm, 2010.




The beast within : animals in the Middle Ages / Joyce E. Salisbury.
New York, NY : Routledge, 2010.


Trophic cascades : predators, prey, and the changing dynamics of nature / edited by John Terborgh and James A. Estes.
Washington : Island Press, 2010.


The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology : Crustacean Supplement. I / S.H. Tan and Peter K.L. Ng (Eds)
Singapore : Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, 2007


The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology : Crustacean supplement. II / S.H. Tan and Martyn E.Y. Low (Eds.)
Singapore : Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, 2009.


Sexuality in fishes / T.J. Pandian.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2010.


Whaling and the Hebrides : the history of island whalers in the South Atlantic and whaling in and around the Hebrides.
Kershader : Islands Book Trust, 2008.


Moluscos de Nicaragua. I, Bivalvos / Adolfo López
Managua : Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales, 2008.


Moluscos de Nicaragua. II, Gastrópodos / Adolfo López, Janina Urcuyo
Managua : Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales, 2009.


Checklist of the nematodes in birds in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic / Jiljí Sitko and Anna Okulewicz
Prerov : Comenius Museum, 2010.


The amphibians and reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea / Malcolm Largen, Stephen Spawls.
Frankfurt am Main : Edition Chimaira, 2010.

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