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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 library@nhm.ac.uk or 020 7942 5460

 

 

Anthropology / Palaeontology

Anthropology

 

The human past : world prehistory & the development of human societies / edited by Chris Scarre.
London : Thames & Hudson, c2013.
A 3 q HUM

 

The archaeology of the dead : lectures in archaeothanatology / Henri Duday ; translated by Anna Maria Cipriani and John Pearce.
Oxford : Oxbow Books ; Oakville, CT : David Brown Book Co., c2009.
A 6B o DUD


Palaeontology

 

Shore processes and their palaeoenvironmental applications [electronic resource] / by Edward J. Anthony.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2009.
P 10 o ANT

 

Quaternary coral reef systems : history, development processes and controlling factors / by L.F. Montaggioni and C.J.R. Braithwaite.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2009
P 45 o MON

 

Atlas zonalʹnykh kompleksov vedushchikh grupp rannepaleontozoĭskoĭ fauny severa Rossii : graptolity, trilobity/ avtory, I. IA. Gogin ... [et al.]
Sankt-Peterburg : Izdatelʹstvo VSEGEI, 1997
P 72Z o ATL

 

Global sedimentology of the ocean : an interplay between geodynamics and paleoenvironment / Christian M. Robert.
Oxford, UK : Elsevier, 2009.
P 81 o ROB

 

 

Botany


Jiadaoli nong chang ji zhi wu yuan zhi wu dao shang tu ce / bian ji Lei Songyu ... [et al.] = Pictorial guide book of KFBG plants / editors, Joanne Loi ... [et al.].
Xianggang : Jiadaoli nong chang ji zhi wu yuan, 2005.
B 58.006 KAD LOI

 

Contesting Páramo : critical biogeography of the northern Andean Highlands / Fausto O. Sarmiento.
Charlotte, N.C. : Kona Pub. and Media Group, 2012.
B 581.9(8) SAR

 

A catalogue of Irish seaweeds / by Michael D. Guiry.
Ruggell, Liechtenstein : Gantner, 2012.
B ALGAE 582.26(261) GUI

 

50 years of mapping the British and Irish flora 1962-2012 / Michael Braithwaite & Kevin Walker ; with contributions from Ken Adams ... [et al.]
London : Botanical Society of the British Isles, 2012.
B BRITISH HERBARIUM 581.9(410) BRA

 

Flora of Taiwan, Selaginellaceae / Ho-Ming Chang, Wen-Liang Chiou, Jenn-Che Wang.
Nantou, Taiwan : Endemic Species Research Institute, 2012.
B FERNS 582.35(51) ZHA

 

Monograph of Moranopteris (Polypodiaceae) / by Regina Yoshie Hirai and Jefferson Prado.
[Washington, DC] : American Fern Society, 2012.
B FERNS 582.35P211 HIR

 


Entomology


Second supplement to A bibliography of Irish entomology / compiled by James P. O'Connor.
Dublin : Irish Biogeographical Society, 2012.
E 97 o OCO

 

A taxonomic study on the genus Asiopodabrus (Coleoptera, Cantharidae) of Japan / Kazuhiro Takahashi
Matsuyama, Japan : Japanese Society of Systematic Entomology, 2012
E DC COLEOPTERA Y.10

 

The state of Britain's larger moths 2013 / R. Fox et al
Wareham, Dorset : Butterfly Conservation and Rothamsted Research, 2013.
E DC MACROLEPIDOPTERA F.46a

 


General


Proceedings, International Symposium on Assessment and Monitoring of Forests in Tropical Dry Regions with Special Reference to Gallery Forests : held November 4-7, 1996, Brasília, Brazil.
Brasília : University of Brasilia, 1997.
L 10E o INT

 

Wildlife & climate change : towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna / edited by Daniel Lunney and Pat Hutchings
Mosman, N.S.W. : Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, 2012.
L 65B q LUN

 

Ecological biomarkers : indicators of ecotoxicological effects / edited by Claude Amiard-Triquet, Jean-Claude Amiard, Philip S. Rainbow.
L 66C q ECO

 

The discoverers of the Fiji Islands: Tasman, Cook, Bligh, Wilson, Bellinghausen/ by G. C. Henderson.
London: J. Murray, [1933]
L 70 o HEN

 

Museum revolutions : how museums change and are changed / edited by Simon J. Knell, Suzanne MacLeod and Sheila Watson.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
L 84 o KNE

 

Museums in the material world / edited by Simon J. Knell
London : Routledge, 2007.
L 84 o KNE

 

Museum management and marketing / edited by Richard Sandell and Robert R. Janes
London : Routledge, 2007.
L 84 o SAN

 

Official guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Books, c2004.
L 85 o SMI

 

 

Mineralogy


Diversity of hydrothermal systems on slow spreading ocean ridges / Peter A. Rona ... [et al.], editors.
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, c2010.
M 551.242.2 RON

 

The subseafloor biosphere at mid-ocean ridges / William S.D. Wilcock ... [et al.], editors.
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2004.
M 551.242.2 WIL

 


Ornithology (Tring)


The birds of Durham / edited by Keith Bowey and Mark Newsome ; species texts by Paul Anderson ... [et al.] ; with the editorial assistance of Tony Armstrong ... [et al.].
[Durham] : Durham Bird Club, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 72Aa/1 BOW      

          

Encyclopedia of pigeon breeds, by Wendell M. Levi.
Jersey City, T. F. H. Publications [c1965]
ORNITHOLOGY 86A LEV   

                

Māori bird lore : an introduction / Murdoch Riley.
Paraparaumu, N.Z. : Viking Sevenseas, 2001.
ORNITHOLOGY 3A RIL                     

 

 

Zoology


Investigating animal burials : ritual, mundane and beyond / James Morris
Oxford : British Archaeological Reports, 2011.
Z 3A q MOR

 

Ecologia de pescadores artesanais da Baía de Ilha Grande/ Alpina Bogossi ...[et al.]
São Carlos: RiMA Editora, 2010
Z 76D o ECO

 

Shells of Antarctica / Winfried Engl
Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks, 2012.
Z MOLLUSCA 80 q ENG

 

A monograph on the Phyllobothriidae (Platyhelminthes, Cestoda) : tapeworms of elasmobranchs. Part III / by Timothy R. Ruhnke
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska State Museum, 2011
Z PARASITIC WORMS 41B RUH

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CARE AND DISPLAY OF BOOKS WORKSHOP - Monday 15th April 2013. The Natural History Museum, London. *LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE*

 

This workshop introduces the key elements of good practice for the care and display of books through a series of presentations, videos and practical sessions.  This introductory course, led by NHM  Library staff, is suitable for Library staff and Archivists and all those with responsibility for book collections.

 

 

Subjects included in the workshop:

 

•         Threats to Library collections

•         The structure of books

•         Book curation

•         Basic book repair

•         Bindings: materials and spine structures

•         Temporary book display

 

 

Venue: Natural History Museum

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm.

 

The course fee of £175 includes tea, coffee and lunch. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements.

 

 

Please contact us for a booking form:

 

Kouroush Sharifi

Library & Archives

The Natural History Museum

lis-admin@nhm.ac.uk

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Audit closure March 2013: The Library & Archives will be closed to visitors from 18th – 22nd March 2013. We will re-open to external visitors on Tuesday 26th March.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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It is your last chance to see the First Fleet artwork currently on display in our Images of Nature gallery. The gallery closes from Monday 25th February and reopens on Wednesday 27th February with a brand NEW theme.

 

Indian artwork will be the theme for the next year, and every three months the artwork on display will be changed. This enables visitors to see other examples from our sizeable collection and allows us to protect our collections from any potential environmental damage such as light or temperature.

 

There will be a blog in March all about the forthcoming theme and examples of the items to be displayed, but in the meantime here is an taster to wet your appetite!

 

NaturalHistoryMuseum_PictureLibrary_040242_IA.jpg

 

Amorphophallus bulbifer, voodoo lily

NHM Picture Library image reference: 040242

 

Plate 1109 from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, c. 1795-1805.

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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 library@nhm.ac.uk or 020 7942 5460

 

Anthropology / Palaeontology

Anthropology

 

Piltdown : 100 years on : abstract book / convenor : Richard T.J. Moody
Geological Society of London 2012.
A 1A q MOO

 

Atlas of developmental field anomalies of the human skeleton : a paleopathology perspective / Ethne Barnes.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
A 7A q BAR

 

DNA for archaeologists / Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith and K. Ann Horsburgh.
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2012.
A 8 o MAT

 

Nonmetric Traits and the Detection of Family Groups in Archaeological Remains
[S.l.] : Arizona State University, 2006
A THESES KUB

 

 

Palaeontology


Rytu̧ Europos platformos pietvakarinio pakraščio Ordoviko Baseino sedimentacinės sa̧lygos ir nuosedu̧ litogenezė = The sedimentation environments of the Ordovician basin in the south-western margin of the East European Platform and lithogenesis of deposits / Jevlampijus Laškovas.
Vilnius : Geologijos institutas, 2000.
P 11 o LAS

 

Ordovician : biostratigraphic chart and explanatory notes / compiled by B.D. Webby & Robert S. Nicoll ; with contributions by J.R. Laurie ... [et al.].
[Canberra] : Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, [1989]
P 12J q ORD

 

Biological and geological processes of the Cambrian explosion / Maoyan Zhu, Michael Steiner, guest editors.
Beijing ; London ; Philadelphia : Science in China Press : Taylor & Francis, 2004.
P 12K q BIO

 

New aspects of Mesozoic biodiversity / Saswati Bandyopadhyay, editor.
Heidelberg ; London : Springer, 2010.
P 15P o BAN

 

Third international conference on trilobites and their relatives : abstracts of oral presentations and posters : 2 - 6 April, 2001, University of Oxford, UK
[S.l. : s.n., 2001]
P 30A o INT

 

Zhongguo de san ye chong. [vol. 2]/ Lu Yanhao [deng bian zhu].

Trilobites of China
Peking, Ke xue chu ban she, 1965.
P 73L q ZHO

 


Botany

 

Flora of China. Vol 19, Cucurbitaceae through Valerianaceae with Annonaceae and Berberidaceae / Wu Zhengyi, Peter H. Raven, Hong Deyuan
Beijing : Science Press ; St Louis, Miss. : Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2011.
B 581.9(51) FLO Q

 

Flórula da Fazenda São Maximiana, Guaíba, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil / Nelson Ivo Matzenbacher ... [et al.]
Bagé, Brazil : EDIURCAMP, 2011.
B 581.9(81) MAT

 

The vegetation of Georgia (South Caucasus) / George Nakhutsrishvili.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2013.
B 581.9(580P1) NAK

 

Genomic insights into the biology of algae / volume editor: Gwenaël Piganeau
London : Academic Press, 2012.
B ALGAE 582.26 PIG

 

 

Entomology

 

Insect photography : art and techniques / John Bebbington.
Ramsbury : Crowood, 2012.
E 83 o BEB

 

A world catalogue of Chironomidae (Diptera). Part 2, Orthocladiinae / compiled by Patrick Ashe, James P. O'Connor.
Dublin : Irish Biogeographical Society in association with the National Museum of Ireland, 2012.
E DIPTERA A.51 Sect. A.
E DIPTERA A.51 Sect. B.

 


General

 

Plant desiccation tolerance / Ulrich Lüttge, Erwin Beck, Dorothea Bartels, editors.
Berlin ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, 2011.
L 10E o ECO

 

Forensic ecology handbook : from crime scene to court / edited by Nicholas Márquez-Grant and Julie Roberts.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
L 65C o FOR

 

Marine pharmacognosy : trends and applications / Se-Kwon Kim.
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2012.
L 69 q KIM

 

An assessment of the use of conifer plantations by the Kerry slug <Geomalacus maculosus> with reference to the potential impacts of forestry operations / Inga Reich, Kim O'Meara, Rory Mc Donnell and Mike Gormally
Dublin : National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2012.
L 72Ac q NAT

 

Adhesives and consolidants in painting conservation / editors, Angelina Barros D'Sa ... [et al.].
London : Archetype, 2012
L 81 o BAR

 

The museum experience revisited / John H. Falk and Lynn D. Dierking.
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2012.
L 84 o FAL

 

Climate dynamics : why does climate vary? / De-Zheng Sun, Frank Bryan, editors.
Washington, D.C. : American Geophysical Union, 2010.
L 86 q SUN

 

Encyclopedia of modern coral reefs : structure, form and process / edited by David Hopley.
Dordrecht : Springer, 2011
L REFERENCE B 551.438.23 ENC

 

 

Ornithology (Tring)

 

The dodo and the solitaire : a natural history / Jolyon C. Parish.
Indiana University Press, [2012], 2013.
ORNITHOLOGY 88 PAR                     

 

Von Berlepsch, zwei Ornithologen aus Hessen und Thüringen : Hans Hermann Graf v. Berlepsch (1850-1915) und Dr. Sittich Hans Freiherr v. Berlepsch (1857-1933) ; ihr Einfluss auf die Ornithologie von heute ; Arbeit und Wirken der beiden Ornithologen mit kritischen Anmerkungen aus heutiger Sicht ; dazu eine Darstellung der Geschichte der Familie / Wolfram Brauneis.
[Biography of two ornithologists names von Berlepsch, and their influence on ornithological work today]
Waldkappel-Bischhausen : Historische Gesellschaft des Werralandes, 2007.
ORNITHOLOGY 96A BER                    

 


Zoology

 

New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Vol. 3, Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi / edited by Dennis P. Gordon.
Christchurch, N.Z. : Canterbury University Press, 2012.
Z 77D q NEW vol. 3

 

Otters / Paul Chanin ; illustrations by Guy Troughton.
Stansted, Essex : Whittet, 2013
Z MAMMALS 17L CHA

 

<Succinea> of Poland
Bursztynki Polski : (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Succineidae) / Maria Jackiewicz.
Poznań : Kontekst, 2003.
Z MOLLUSCA 72Q o JAC

 

Qi cai hai kuo yu : tai wan de luo sai dong wu = Taiwan nudibranchs / Jie Weibang, Zhan Jingyao zuo ; Wu Xigui shen gao.
Ping dong xian che cheng xiang : Hai sheng guan, 2009[Minguo 98].
Z MOLLUSCA 73I o JIE

 

Shells of Antarctica / Winfried Engl
Hackenheim, Germany : ConchBooks, 2012.
Z MOLLUSCA 80 q ENG

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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 library@nhm.ac.uk or 020 7942 5460

 

Anthropology / Palaeontology

 

Palaeontology


Ordovician of the world / Gutierrez-Marco, Juan Carlos
Madrid: Instituto Geológico y Minero de Espana, 2011
P 15K o GUT

 

The Trilobite Affair / McBirney, Alexander R.
Eugene, Or.: Bostok Press, 2005
P 73L o MCB

 

Venezuela paleontológica : evolución de la biodiversidad en el pasado geológico / Sánchez-Villagra, Marcelo R.
[Zürich]: M. R. Sánchez-Villagra, 2012
P 76C o VEN

 

Geology at the University of Kansas: the first century (1866-1966) and a bit beyond / Merriam, Daniel Francis
[Lawrence, Kan.]: University of Kansas, Dept. of Geology and Paleontological Institute ; Distributed by the Paleonotological Institute, University of Kansas, 2009
P 85 o KAN

 

Paläontologie: 100 Jahre Paläontologische Gesellschaft / Martin, Thomas
München: Pfeil, 2012
P 3 q PAL

 

 

Botany

 

Conservation of plant diversity, international scientific symposium, 16-19 May 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova = Conservarea diversității plantelor, simpozion științific international, 16-19 mai 2012, Chișinau, Republica Moldova.
Chișinău : Academia de Științe a Moldovei, Grădina Botanică (Institut) ; Iași, România : Universitatea,,Al. I. Cuza" Gradina Botanica, A. Fatu", 2012.
B 502.7 CON

 

The Cape orchids : a regional monograph of the orchids of the Cape Floristic Region / William R. Liltved, Steven D. Johnson.
Cape Town : Sandstone Editions, 2012.
B 582.4P169 LIL F

 

Rare, relict and endangered plants and fungi in Poland / edited by Zbigniew Mirek & Agnieszka Nikel [eds.].
Kraków : W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2009.
EURO HERBARIUM 581.9(438) MIR

 

The evolution of plant form / edited by Barbara A. Ambrose, Michael D. Purugganan.
Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
B 576.1 AMB

 

A glance at the wild flowers of Iranian Mountains / Jalil Noroozi.
[S. l.] : Karim Khan Zand Publication, 2010.
B 581.9(55) NOR

 

Ausbrietung klimasensitiver ergasiophygophytischer Gehölzsippen in urbanen Wäldern im Ruhrgebiet / Ingo Hetzel
[Climate-sensitive woody plant propagation in urban forests in the Ruhr]
Berlin : J. Cramer, 2012.
B 634.9 HET

 

A manual of aquatic fungi (Chytridiomycetes & Oomycetes) / R.D. Khulbe.
Delhi : Daya Pub. House, 2001.
FUNGI 582.281 KHU

 


Entomology


Advances in Hymenoptera research: Formicidae
China Scientific Book Services, 2012
E DC HYMENOPTERA A.40

 

Saturniidae mundi = Saturniid moths of the world : based on the collections of the Natural History Museum in London / D'Abrera, Bernard.
Melbourne: Hill House, 2012
E DC MACROLEPIDOPTERA D.32b (OUTSIZE)

 

 

General


In the light of evolution : essays from the laboratory and field / Losos, Jonathan B.
Greenwood Village, Colo.: Roberts and Co., 2011
L 9D q LOS

 

Conference abstracts : Second International Barcode of Life Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 18-20 September 2007 / International Barcode of Life Conference (2nd : 2007 : Taipei, Taiwan)
L 15 q BAR

 

Amazonian floodplain forests : ecophysiology, biodiversity and sustainable management / Junk, Wolfgang J.
Dordrecht [Netherlands]; New York: Springer, 2010
L 76D o AMA

 

Mangroves of the South China Sea : ecology and human impacts on Indonesia's forests / Alongi, Daniel M.
Hauppauge, N.Y.: Nova Science, 2012
L 77A o ALO

 

Galápagos : guía de los animales y las plantas en español = a guide to the animals and plants in English = ein Tier-und Pflanzenführer auf Deutsch / Sitwell, Nigel
Chichester: Wilmot Books, 2011
L 77G o SIT

 

Origins and evolution of life : an astrobiological perspective / Gargaud, Muriel.
Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011
L 88 o ORI

 

The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820. Vol. 5, Letters 1798-1801 / Chambers, Neil
London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012
L 96A o BAN

 

Rossetti's wombat : Pre-Raphaelites and Australian animals in Victorian London / Simons, John
[London]: Middlesex University Press, 2008
L 96A o ROS

 


Mineralogy

 

The Earth : its birth and growth / Ojima, Minoru
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012
M 523.31 OZI

 

Biogeokhimiia uranovykh mestorozhdeniĭ i metodicheskie osnovy ikh poiskov = Biogeochemistry of uranium deposits and methodological fundamentals of their prospecting / Kovalevsky, A. L.
Novosibirsk: Academic Publishing House "Geo", 2010
M 553.495 KOV

 


Zoology

 

Coastal Marine Biodiversity and Bioresources of Vietnam and Adjacent Areas to the South China Sea / Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
Vladivostok, Nha Trang, Vietnam: Dalnauka, 2011
Z 73G o COA

 

Botniarki Europy : (Gastropoda : Pulmonata : Lymnaeidae) / Maria Jackiewicz.
Poznań : Kontekst, 2000
Z MOLLUSCA 72 o JAC

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Monsters in the Library

 

by Lisa Di Tommaso (Special Collections Librarian)

 

 

Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605) was a true Renaissance man who studied law, philosophy, logic and mathematics at the universities of Bologna and Padua. He was one of the great innovators of the study of nature during this period.

 

Ulyssis Aldrvandi- Monstrorum Historia-002-050213 - edit.jpgAldrovandi image 2.jpg

 

Aldrovandi established one of the most acclaimed curiosity cabinets in European history, containing more than 18,000 specimens, according to his written description from 1595. He was a believer in observing the species of study and he was an advocate for accurate illustrations in natural history books. His aim was to accurately identify and describe as large an amount of animals, plants and minerals that was possible and with the advancement of travel, new plant species and animals were being discovered all the time.

 

 

He travelled as much as he could in order that he could observe species for himself. He had his own museum which was a centre of study and research for him and his students. His watercolour and tempera collection totalled 8,000. He would commission artists and hire painters, and he also received many drawings as gifts.

 

 

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Aldrovandi wrote roughly 400 volumes on natural history. Getting the work published was tougher though, and only a handful of his books were printed during his lifetime. One of the few was Monstrorum Historia: cum paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium, 1642 ("A history of monsters with the addition of the history of all animals"), a compendium of reported human and animal abnormalities.

 

 

The book includes accounts not only of malformed natural births but also of entirely imaginary monsters. Despite his dedication to scientific accuracy, this sort of juxtaposition was common at the time, since there was not as yet a distinction between the literary and the scientific. If a given monster had been described by previous authors it was considered proper and erudite to mention it, whether or not it was actually real.

 

Upon his death Aldrovandi’s museum was bequeathed to the city of Bologna and became the city’s first public museum.

 

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Today sees the launch of a new resource that will hopefully offer users an invaluable insight into life and work of an eminent Victorian scientist; a scientist we hold dear to our hearts here at the Museum! Wallace Letters Online is an online archive of the correspondence to and from Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), co-discoverer of the theory of evolution via natural selection and the father of bio-geography.

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Above: Alfred Russel Wallace in 1848, aged 25.
© Natural History Museum, London

 

Wallace Letters Online brings together for the first time ever, all known surviving letters to and from Wallace, both academic and personal. This correspondence is housed in more than 100 institutions across the globe and this resource will offer an unparalleled insight into the mind of this great man; his thoughts, ideas and opinions laid bare for all to study. Highlights include the complete, surviving narrative between Wallace and Charles Darwin, letters sent and received during his Amazon and Malay Archipelago expeditions and correspondence Wallace exchanged with some of the greatest scientific minds of the nineteenth century.

 

 

Working as the Archivist for the Wallace Correspondence Project and having the privilege of reading Wallace’s letters has afforded me the opportunity to see first-hand, the great qualities he had; from his formidable intellect to his sharp and enquiring mind and a very quick wit, it’s all there in the letters, waiting to be uncovered. For me, personally, Wallace Letters Online offers another dimension, that of the exploration of Victorian communication networks.

 

Embedded amongst the historically and scientifically ground-breaking letters are those that pertain to the nuances of everyday life. The letters that Wallace writes confirming train times to friends who are to visit him or the enquiring letters, asking if a friend can lend him a bed for the night in London so he may attend an evening function. Put simply, these are communications that today we would send via text, tweet or Facebook message. These are also the communications that should a similar correspondence project be attempted 200 years from now would be lost and whilst one could argue that these types of letters offer no significant value, their absence would strip away a whole layer of knowledge about the social interactions of that era.

 

 

Whilst we celebrate Wallace as a great man of science and one of the greatest natural history collectors of all time, his correspondence also reveal the many, many different subjects and causes he wrote on and campaigned for. He became a Spiritualist in the late 1860s and published over a hundred writings on the subject. He became a vocal campaigner and supporter of Land Nationalisation, becoming the first President of the Land Nationalisation Society in 1881 and he was fervent in his opposition of compulsory vaccination in the closing years of the nineteenth century. All of these topics and more are featured in the letters in Wallace Letters Online. It also affords us a privileged glimpse into his family life, with letters digitised from Wallace to his two children, William and Violet. These letters reveal the affection towards but also the high standards Wallace held his children to.

 

 

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Above: Extract of a letter from Wallace to his son William.
© Natural History Museum, London

 

Fortunately for us, Wallace had beautiful handwriting (as seen above) which makes reading his letters all the more enjoyable. Whether for research, curiosity or pleasure, you can now step back in time and read first hand his thoughts, opinions and arguments; you might be surprised at what you find. The catalogue will continue to be added to over the coming months with more letters from repositories around the world. We are also always extremely happy to hear from anyone who may own a Wallace letter or knows of some letters held in a private collection; please contact me with any details.

 

2013 also sees the Museum celebrating the life and legacy of Wallace, who died 100 years ago this coming November. To see what the up and coming Wallace events are at the Museum this year, head over to the Wallace100 pages of the website to find out more. We're also tweeting about Wallace over at the Library and Archives Twitter feed; follow us for a weekly dose of all things Wallace!

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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 library@nhm.ac.uk or 020 7942 5460

 

Anthropology / Palaeontology

Anthropology

 

Britain's oldest art : the Ice Age cave art of Creswell Crags / Paul Bahn and Paul Pettitt ; with contributions by Andrew Chamberlain ... [et al.].
Swindon : English Heritage, 2009.
A 3A q BAR


Palaeontology

 

Archaeological reports and diaries. Volume 8, field report, 1948 : 1, 2, 3, 4 [&] Research report, 1948 / Nakao Sakazume ; edited by Haruo Sakazume
Tokyo : University Museum, University of Tokyo, 2011.
P GM 069.5:549 CAT

 

Archean geodynamics and environments / Keith Benn, Jean-Claude Mareschal, Kent C. Condie, editors.
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2006.
P 9 q BEN

 

Sedimentology and sedimentary basins : from turbulence to tectonics / Mike Leeder.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
P 11 o LEE

 

Introduction to geochemistry : principles and applications / Kula C. Misra
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
P 7 q MIS

 

The vegetation of Antarctica through geological time / David J. Cantrill, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Imogen Poole, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
P 80 o CAN

 


Botany

 

Flora of the Guianas series A : Phanerogams. Fascicle 29, Sapindaceae / Oliveira, Sylvia Mota de
Richmond : Kew, 2012.
B 581.9(88) GOR

 

La carta de colores de Haenke de la Expedición Malaspina : un enigma = Haenke's Malaspina colour-chart : an enigma / David J. Mabberley & M. Pilar de San Pío Aladrén
Madrid : Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC : Ediciones Doce Callas, 2011.
B 7.043 HAE

 

Madeiras do Rio Grande do Sul. Descrição microscópica de 33 espécies nativas / José Newton Cardoso Marchiori, Graciela Ines Bolzon de Muñiz, Sidinei Rodrigues dos Santos
2 vols.
Santa Maria : [Anaterra], 2009 & 2010.
B 634.9 MAR

 

Orchids of the Singapore Botanic Gardens / [Yam Tim Wing]
3rd ed.
Singapore : National Parks Board, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 2007.
B 582.4P169 WIN

 

[...], sive, Enumeratio pteridophytorum Japonicorum : catalogus litteraturae / Toshiyuki Nakaike.
[S.l. : s.n.], 2012.
FERNS 582.35(52) NAK Q

 

Moss flora of China. Volume 5, Erpodiaceae-Climaciaceae / Wu Peng-cheng, Marshall R. Crosby, editors in chief ; Si He, editor.
Beijing : Science Press ; St. Louis : Missouri Botanical Garden, 2011.
BRYOPHYTES 582.32(5) MOS

 


Entomology

 

Moths of Europe. Vol. III, Zygaenids, Pyralids 1 and Brachodids. / Patrice Leraut ; forew. by Gaëtan du Chatenet ; translation by Nicholas Flay
[Verrières le Buisson] : N.A.P. Editions 2012
E DC MICROLEPIDOPTERA L.14a

 

The adult Trichoptera (caddisflies) of Britain and Ireland / Peter Barnard and Emma Ross
St. Albans : Royal Entomological Society ; Shrewsbury : Field Studies Council, 2012
E 72Aa o HAN Vol.1, Part 17

 

Erebidae, Arctiinae (Lithosiini, Arctiini) of Malay Peninsula – Malaysia / Karol Bucsek
Bratislava, Slovakia: Institut of Zoology SAS, 2012
E MACROLEPIDOPTERA B.96

 

Spider-hunting wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of Poland : diversity, identification, distribution / Bogdan Wiśniowski
Ojców : Ojców National Park, 2009
E HYMENOPTERA W.51

 

Ecology and behaviour of the ladybird beetles (Coccinellidae) / edited by I. Hodek, H.F. van Emden, and A. Honěk
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
DC COLEOPTERA H.53a

 

Field guide to the micro-moths of Great Britain and Ireland / general editor, Phil Sterling ; main contributor, Mark Parsons ; illustrated by Richard Lewington
Gillingham, Dorset [UK] : British Wildlife Pub., 2012
DC MICROLEPIDOPTERA S.58


General

 

Paradoxes in scientific inference / by Mark Chang
Boca Raton, Fla. ; London : Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2012
L 8 o CHA

 

The Piltdown Man hoax : case closed / by Miles Russell
Stroud : History, 2012
L 9D o RUS

 

Silent spring / Rachel Carson
London : Penguin Classics, 2012
L 66 o CAR

 

Whose culture? : the promise of museums and the debate over antiquities / edited by James Cuno
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2009
L 84 o CUN

 

Cultural property acquisitions : navigating the shifting landscape / Aimée L. Taberner
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2012
L 84 o TAB

 

Ordering life : Karl Jordan and the naturalist tradition / Kristin Johnson
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
L 96A o JOR

 


Mineralogy

 

Earth's deep mantle : structure, composition, and evolution / editors: Robert D. van der Hilst, Jay D. Bass, Jan Matas and Jeannot Trampert
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2005
M 551.16 HIL

 

Volcanism and the Earth's atmosphere / Alan Robock, Clive Oppenheimer, editors
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2003.
M 551.21 ROB

 

Mid-ocean ridges : hydrothermal interactions between the lithosphere and oceans / Christopher R. German, Jian Lin, Lindsay M. Parson, editors.
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2004.
M 551.242.2 GER

 

 

Ornithology (Tring)

 

Birds of prey of Australia : a field guide / Stephen  Debus ; illustrated by Jeff Davies.
Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 77C DEB  

                 

Breeding birds of the Maltese Islands: A scientific  and historical review. / alfred E. Baldacchino and John Azzopardi. Illustrated by Andrew Micallef.
[Malta]: Malta University Publishing, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 72I BAL  

                 

Cornwall Birding rare and scarce bird report 2011
[Cornwall]: Cornwall Birding Association, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 72Aa/12 COR 

              

The History and Range Expansion of Peregrine Falcons  in the Thule Area, Northwest Greenland. / Kurt K.  Burnham et al.
Copenhagen Museum Tusculanum 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 71 BUR  

                  

Moa : the life and death of New Zealand's legendary  bird / Quinn Berentson.
Nelson, N.Z. : Craig Potton Publishing, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 77D BER

                   

The unfeathered bird / Katrina van Grouw.
Princeton [etc.] : Princeton University Press, cop.  2013
ORNITHOLOGY 11 GRO                     

 


Zoology

 

Arthropod brains : evolution, functional elegance, and historical significance / Nicholas James Strausfeld
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
Z 11 o STR

 

Animal eyes / Michael F. Land and Dan-Eric Nilsson
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
Z 11G o LAN

 

Sharks of New England / Alessandro De Maddalena with Walter Heim
[S.l.] : Down East, 2010
Z 22C O DEM

 

Coral reef protection and the Clean Water Act / editors, Isaac H. Frampton and Nina D. Romano
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science, 2012
Z 45B o FRA

 

International environmental law and the conservation of coral reefs / Edward J. Goodwin
London ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2011
Z 45B o GOO

 

Parazity i bolezni ryb Chërnogo i Azovskogo moreĭ. I, Morskie, solonovatovodnye i prokhodnye ryby
Sevastopolʹ: EKOSI-Gidrofizyka, 2012
Z PARASITIC WORMS 39 GAE

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Anthropology / Palaeontology

Anthropology

 

The Cambridge encyclopedia of human paleopathology / by Arthur C. Aufderheide & Conrado Rodriguez-Martin
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
A 6 q AUF

 

Research methods in human skeletal biology / edited by Elizabeth A. DiGangi, Megan K. Moore.
Oxford ; Waltham, MA : Academic Press, 2013.
A 7A o DIG


Palaeontology

 

Arctic Ocean sediments : processes, proxies, and paleoenvironment / by Ruediger Stein.
Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier Science, 2008.
P 10 o PRO

 

Advances in stromatolite geobiology / [edited by] Joachim Reitner, Nadia-Valérie Quéric, Gernot Arp.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2010], 2011.
P 15 o INT

 

The dawn of the deed : the prehistoric origins of sex / John A. Long.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
P 15C o LON

 

Geological history of Britain and Ireland / edited by Nigel Woodcock and Rob Strachan.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
P 72A o WOO

 

Rocks and fossils of the central United States, with special emphasis on the greater Kansas City area / Richard J. Gentile.
Lawrence, Kansas : University of Kansas Dept. of Geology and Paleontoligcal Institute, 2011.
P 75C/16 q GEN

 

Raymond Cecil Moore : legendary scholar and scientist, world-class geologist and paleontologist / Daniel F. Merriam.
Lawrence, Kan. : University of Kansas, Dept. of Geology : Paleontological Institute, 2007.
P 96 o MER

 

 

Botany

 

Flora of Campus / Guangming Hou
Beijing : Institute of Technology Press, 2012.
B 581.9(51) HOU

 

Los generos Linaria y Chaenorhinum en la communidad Valenciana. / (by) Isabel Mateu Andres, Jose Gabriel Segarra Moragues, Susana Paula Julia.
Valencia : Generalitat Valenciana, 1999.
EURO HERBARIUM 581.9(46) MAT

 

Solanaceae. Vols. 1 & 2 / Boriss Lariushin
The Author; 2012.
B 582.4P114 LAR

 

Bryophyte recording handbook : a guide to recording mosses and liverworts prepared by members of the British Bryological Society / C.D. Preston, T.H. Blackstock, S.D.S. Bosanquet, M.F. Godfrey, M.O. Hill, D.T. Holyoak & G.P. Rothero.
[S.l. : British Bryological Society], 2012.
BRYOPHYTES 582.32 PRE

 

Los helechos y licófitos de Cuba / Carlos Sánchez.
Playa, Cuba : Editorial Científico-Técnica, 2007.
FERNS 582.35(79P9.9) SAN

 

Guide des lichens de France : lichens des sols / Chantal Van Haluwyn, Juliette Asta, Jean-Claude Boissière, Philippe Clerc ; avec la collaboration de Jean-Pierre Gavériaux.
[Paris] : Belin, 2012.
LICHEN 582.29 VAN

 


Entomology

 

World bibliography on aphidology (Homoptera, Aphidinea) [for years] 1712-2007 : bibliographic index
Almaty [Kazakhstan] : Tsentral'naia nauchnaia biblioteka, MON = [Central Science Library, Ministry of Education and Science] , 2011
E DC APHID F.3 Vol. 9
E DC APHID F.3 Vol. 10

 

Vespine wasps of the world : behaviour, ecology & taxonomy of the vespinae / Michael E Archer
[S.l.] : Siri Scientific Press, 2012
E HYMENOPTERA A.31d

 

Butterflies of Thailand / Pisuth Ek-Amnuay.
Bangkok : Baan Lae Suan = Amarin, 2012
E DC RHOPALOCERA E.30

 


General

 

Science of the people : understanding and using science in everyday contexts / Joan Solomon.
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013
L 8 o SOL

 

Biomineralization : from nature to application / edited by Astrid Sigel, Helmut Sigel, Roland K.O. Sigel.
Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ, 2008
L 10C o SIG

 

Forest Canopies of South Asia : a glimpse / edited by M. Soubadra Devy, T. Ganesh, Amrita Tripathy
Bangalore : ATREE, 2011
L 73 o SOU

 

Preventive conservation in museums / edited by Chris Caple.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
L 81 o CAP

 

Dear Mr. Darwin : a intimidade da correspondência entre Fritz Müller e Charles Darwin / Cezar Zillig
São Paulo : Sky/AnimanComunicação e Design, 1997
L 96A q DAR.C ZIL

 


Mineralogy

 

Geomicrobiology : molecular and environmental perspective / Larry L. Barton, Martin Mandl, Alexander Loy, editors
Dordrecht [Netherlands] ; New York : Springer, 2010
M 550.72 GEO

 


Zoology


Coral reef conservation : goals and strategies / George R. Mantoan, editor.
New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2012.
Z 45B COR

 

The art of taxidermy / Jane Eastoe ; [foreword by Polly Morgan].
London : Pavilion Books, 2012.
Z 82 o EAS

 

The evolution of primate societies / edited by John C. Mitani, Josep Call, Peter M. Kappeler, Ryne A. Palombit, and Joan B. Silk.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Z MAMMALS 17H q EVO

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Anthropology / Palaeontology

 

Anthropology


Landscape of the mind : human evolution and the archaeology of thought / John F. Hoffecker.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2011
A 3B o HOF

 

Hobbit trap : how new species are invented / Maciej Henneberg, Robert B. Eckhardt, and John Schofield.
Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, 2011
A 6 o HEN

 

Palaeontology


The history and dynamics of global plate motions / Mark A. Richards, Richard G. Gordon, Rob D. van der Hilst, editors.
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2000
P 9 q RIC

 

Back-arc spreading systems : geological, biological, chemical, and physical interactions / David M. Christie ... [et al.], editors.
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2006
P 10 q CHR

 

Early Miocene paleobiology in Patagonia : high-latitude paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation / edited by Sergio F. Vizcaíno, Richard F. Kay, M. Susana Bargo.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
P 12U q VIZ

 

Folds, faults and fossils : exploring geology in Pembrokeshire / John Downes
Pwllheli : Llygad Gwalch, 2011
P 72Aa o DOW

 

Es begann am Heeseberg - : Stromatolithe und der Ursprung des Lebens / [Hrsg.] Urs Hochsprung ... [et al.]
München : Pfeil, 2011
P 72L o ESB

 

Observations, recollections, and impressions of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas / Daniel F. Merriam ; with graphics by James D. Merriam.
[Lawrence, Kan.] : University of Kansas, Dept. of Geology and Paleontological Institute ; Distributed by the Paleonotological Institute, University of Kansas, 2011.
P 85 o MER

 

Rocks up close : the story of the University of Kansas Geology Field Camp / Daniel F. Merriam ; with graphics by James D. Merriam.
Lawrence, Kan. : University of Kansas, Dept. of Geology and Paleontological Institute ; Distributed by the Paleonotological Institute, University of Kansas, 2012
P 88 o MER

 


Botany

 

Small-sized Achnanthales (Bacillariophyta) from coral sands off Mascarenes (Western Indian Ocean) / Catherine Riaux-Gobin ... [et al.].
Stuttgart : J. Cramer, 2011.
B DIATOMS 582.261 BIB

 

Lake Nyasa climatic region : floristic checklist / Roy E. Gereau ... [et al.]
St. Louis, Missouri : Missouri Botanical Garden, 2012.
B 581.9(676) GER

 

The genus Gloriosa (Colchicaceae) : ethnobotany, phylogeny and taxonomy / Alfred Maroyi.
[S.l. : s.n.], 2012.
B 582.4P178 MAR

 


General

 

Japanese travellers in sixteenth-century Europe : a dialogue concerning the mission of the Japanese ambassadors to the Roman Curia (1590) / edited and annotated with an introduction by Derek Massarella ; translated by J.F. Moran
Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, 2012.
L 70 o HAK

 

A living landscape for Suffolk / Steve Aylward
[Suffolk] : Suffolk Wildlife Trust, 2011
L 72Aa o AYL

 

Sandakan Rainforest Park : a scientifically & historically important forest / compiled by Alviana Damit ; with contributions from Lee Ying Fah ... [et. al.].
Sandakan, Sabah : Forest Research Centre, 2009.
L 77Ad o DAM

 

Tabin : Sabah's greatest wildlife sanctuary / Wendy Hutton ; photographs by Cede Prudente.
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Tabin Wildlife Holidays, 2008
L 77Ad o HUT

 

Les forêts sèches de Madagascar / editrice en chef Marie Jeanne Raherilalao ; editeurs associés Steven M. Goodman ... [et al.]
[Antananarivo, Madagascar] : Association Vahatra, 2008.
L 79A q FOR

 

Biological oceanography / Charles B. Miller and Patricia A. Wheeler
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
L 87 q MIL

 

 

Mineralogy

 

Geological methods in mineral exploration and mining / Roger Marjoribanks.
New York : Springer, 2010
M 550.8 MAR

 

Inside the subduction factory / John Eiler, editor
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2003
M 551.21 EIL

 


Ornithology (Tring)

 

The bird in art / Caroline Bugler.
London ; New York : Merrell, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 3A BUG      

              

Birds of South Asia : the Ripley guide / by Pamela C.  Rasmussen and John C. Anderton ; plates by Jonathan Alderfer ... [et al.].
Washington : Smithsonian National Museum of Natural  History, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 73F RAS (Vol. 1)    

      

Birds of South Asia : the Ripley guide / by Pamela C.  Rasmussen and John C. Anderton ; plates by Jonathan Alderfer ... [et al.].
Washington : Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 73F RAS (Vol. 2) 

         

The double-crested cormorant : symbol of ecological  conflict / Dennis Wild.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 87 WIL

                    

Niao yu : Taiwan ye niao yu mao tu jian / Qi Weilian zhu ; Cai Yonghe she ying ; Xu Wei, Cai Jinwen hui tu ; Huang Guangying shen ding.[Feathers of Birds in Taiwan]
Taibei Shi : Shang zhou chu ban, 2006.
ORNITHOLOGY 73H CHY

                   

Urban bird ecology and conservation / Christopher A. Lepczyk and Paige S. Warren, editors.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 10 LEP

 


Zoology

 

Conservation of wildlife populations : demography, genetics, and management / L. Scott Mills.
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Z 10J o MIL

 

Atti IX Colloquium Crustacea Mediterranea : Torino, September 2-6, 2008 / Daniela Pessani, Tina Tirelli, Carlo Froglia, Editor
Torino : Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, 2011.
Z CRUSTACEA 32D COL

 

El bucardo de los Pirineos : la verdadera historia de la extinguida Cabra de los Pirineos, dede la emoción de su caza hasta su colonación / Kees Woutersen.
Huesca : Gobierno de Aragón, 2012
Z MAMMALS 17P WOU

 

The natural history of Canadian mammals / Donna Naughton ; colour art, Paul Geraghty, Julius Csotonyi, and Brenda Carter ; line art, Donna Naughton, Micheline Beaulieu-Bouchard, and Alan McDonald.
Toronto : Canadian Museum of Nature and University of Toronto Press, 2012.
Z MAMMALS 75B q NAU

 

Britain's Sea Mammals Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, and Seals and Where to Find Them / Jon Dunn, Robert Still and Hugh Harrop
New Jersey ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2012
Z MARINE MAMMALS 17 DUN

 

Sirenian conservation : issues and strategies in developing countries / edited by Ellen M. Hines ... [et al.] ; foreword by Helene Marsh.
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 2012.
Z MARINE MAMMALS 17G HIN

 

Ecology and conservation of the Sirenia : dugongs and manatees / Helene Marsh, Thomas J. O'Shea, John E. Reynolds III.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Z MARINE MAMMALS 17G MAR

 

The Sea Shells of Greece : 1200 species 1800 illoustration [sic illustration] 180 drawing / Thanasis Manousis
Thessalonki : Kyriakidis Brothers SA, 2012
Z MOLLUSCA 72O q MAN

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Anthropology / Palaeontology

Anthropology

 

Beyond the ice : Creswell Crags and its place in a wider European context / Matthew Beresford
Oxford, [U.K.] : Archaeopress, 2012
A 9 o BER

 

Iron Age ritual : a hillfort and evidence for a minster at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire / Michael Farley and Gillian Jones ; with contributions by Sophia Adams ... [et al.]
Oxford, UK : Oxbow Books ; Oakville, CT : David Brown Book Co. [distributor], 2012
A 2 q FAR

 

Social archaeology of funerary remains / edited by Rebecca Gowland and Christoipher Knüsel
Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2006
A 6B q SOC

 

Palaeontology


Fossiljägarna : en berättelse om besatta vetenskapsmän och fisken som klev upp på land / Björn Hagberg & Martin Widman
Stockholm : Norstedt, 2011
P 3 o HAG

 

The back to the past museum guide to Trilobites / Enrico Bonino, Carlo Kier ; with contributions by Jake Skabelund, Dave Comfort ; English translation by Wendell Ricketts
Gorle (Bergamo) : Velar, 2010
P 30A q BON

 

The geology of stratigraphic sequences / Andrew D. Miall
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, 2010
P 12 q MIA

 


Botany


Monitoring of harmful algal blooms / Lasse H. Pettersson and Dmitry Pozdnyakov.
Chichester, UK : Springer, published in association with Praxis Publishing, 2013.
ALGAE 582.232 PET

 

Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Fasciculo 101, Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh / Marcela Martinez-López
Mexico D.F. : Universidad Nacional de Autónoma de México, 2012.
B 581.9(79P9) SOU

 

Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Fasciculo 99, Nolinaceae Nakai / Miguel Rivera-Lugo
Mexico D.F. : Universidad Nacional de Autónoma de México, 2012.
B 581.9(79P9) SOU

 

Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Fasciculo 98, Asteraceae. Bercht. & J. Presl / Rosario Redonda-Martínez
Mexico D.F. : Universidad Nacional de Autónoma de México, 2012.
B 581.9(79P9) SOU

 

Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Fasciculo 97, Viburnaceae. Raf / José Ángel  Villarreal Q.
Mexico D.F. : Universidad Nacional de Autónoma de México, 2012.
B 581.9(79P9) SOU

 

Flora del Valle de Tehuácan-Cuicatlán. Fascículo 96, Moraceae. Gaudich / Nahú González-Castañeda
Mexico D.F. : Universidad Nacional de Autónoma de México, 2012.
B 581.9(79P9) SOU

 

Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán. Fascículo 94, Chlorophyta / Eberto Novelo
Mexico D.F. : Universidad Nacional de Autónoma de México, 2012.
B 581.9(79P9) SOU

 

Flores de la Estepa Patagónica : guía para el reconocimiento de las principales especies de plantas vasculares de la Estepa = Flowers of the Patagonian Steppe : field guide for the identification of the main species of vascular plants in the Steppe / Lorraine Green, Marcela Ferreyra.
[Buenos Aires] : Vázquez Mazzini, 2011.
B 581.9(828) GRE

 


Entomology

 

Daly and Doyen's introduction to insect biology and diversity / James B. Whitfield, Alexander H. Purcell III
New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
E 1 o DAL

 

Flies : the natural history and diversity of Diptera / Stephen A. Marshall
Austin, TX [etc.] : Firefly ; Poole : [Chris Lloyd [distributor], 2012
E DIPTERA M.97

 


General

 

Intangible heritage and the museum : new perspectives on cultural preservation / Marilena Alivizatou
Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, 2012
L 84 o ALI

 

Extreme collecting : challenging practices for 21st century museums / edited by Graeme Were and J.C.H. King
New York : Berghahn Books, 2012
L 81 o WER

 

Life in the world's oceans : diversity, distribution, and abundance / edited by Alasdair D. McIntyre
Chichester ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2010
L 87 q MCI

 

The Firth of Forth : an environmental history / T.C. Smout, Mairi Stewart
Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2012
L 72Ab o SMO

 

Biodiversity monitoring in Australia / editors: David Lindenmayer and Philip Gibbons
Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2012
L 77C o LIN

 

Land of extremes : a natural history of the North Slope of Arctic Alaska / Alexander D. Huryn, John E. Hobbie
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 2012
L 75A o HUR

 

In the belly of an ox : the unexpected photographic adventures of Richard and Cherry Kearton / written and illustrated by Rebecca Bond
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2009
L 96A o KEA

 

 

Mineralogy

 

A photographic guide to rocks & minerals of New Zealand / Nick Mortimer, Hamish Campbell and Margaret Low
London : New Holland, 2011
M (931) MOR

 

Minerals as advanced materials II / Sergey V. Krivovichev, editor
Heidelberg ; London : Springer, 2012
M 549 KRI

 

Frontiers in geochemistry : contribution of geochemistry to the study of the earth / edited by Russell S. Harmon and Andrew Parker
Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
M 550.4 HAR

 

A continental plate boundary : tectonics at South Island, New Zealand / David Okaya, Tim Stern, Fred Davey, editors
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2007
M 551.242(931) OKA

 


Ornithology (Tring)

 

American Birding Sketchbook / by Michael Warren
Peterborough : Langford Press, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 75C WAR   

                

Histoire naturelle des familles et sous-familles endémiques d'oiseaux de Madagascar / Marie Jeanne Raherilalao & Steven M. Goodman.
Antananarivo, Madagascar : Association Vahatra, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 79 RAH  

                  

Sentinel chickens : what birds can tell us about our health and our world / Peter Doherty.
Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 10 DOH 

                   

Troubled waters : trailing the Albatross, an artist's journey. / by Bruce Pearson
Peterborough : Langford Press, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 18(1) PEA   

              

What bird is that? : a completely revised and updated edition of the classic Australian ornithological work / Neville W. Cayley ; revised by Terence R. Lindsey.
Walsh Bay, N.S.W. : Australia's Heritage Publishing, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 77C CAY 

                  

What the robin knows : how birds reveal the secrets of the natural world / Jon Young ; with science and audio editing by Dan Gardoqui.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 10 YOU                     

 


Zoology

 

Conservation and the genetics of populations / Fred W. Allendorf, Gordon Luikart, Sally N. Aitken ; with illustrations by Agostinho Antunes
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2013
Z 10J o ALL

 

Biosilica in evolution, morphogenesis, and nanobiotechnology : case study Lake Baikal / Werner E.G. Müller, Mikhael A Grachev, editors
Berlin : Springer, 2009
Z PORIFERA  MUL

 

Bats of Texas / Loren K. Ammerman, Christine L. Hice, and David J. Schmidly ; illustrated by Carson M. Brown ; photographs by J. Scott Altenbach
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2012
Z MAMMALS 17E AMM

 

The bear : history of a fallen king / Michel Pastoureau ; translated by George Holoch
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
Z 17D o PAS

 

Nudibranch behavior / David W. Behrens ; with photographers Constantinos Petrinos, Carine Schrurs
Jacksonville, Fla. : New World Publications, 2005
Z MOLLUSCA 35D o BEH

 

Marine mammals of Patagonia and Antarctica / Ricardo Bastida, Diego Rodríguez ; translation, Dolores Elkin ; style review, Crawford MacKeand
Buenos Aires : Vázquez Mazzini, 2005
Z MAR MAM 17 BAS

 

Sri Lankan primates : an enthusiasts' guide / text by Rohan Pethiyagoda ; research and photography by Madura De Silva, Nadika Hapuarachchi ; research team, Hasantha Abeysundara ... [et al.] ; photography team, Janaka Gallangoda ... [et al.]
Galle : Wildlife Conservation Society, 2012
Z MAMMALS 17H q PET

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My colleagues and I in the Library & Archives are very lucky to work with such fascinating and varied collections. But sometimes it is easy to take for granted the shelves upon shelves of books that we walk past in corridors on a daily basis.

 

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Recently we had a small display in our reading room, of some of the gems we have where the cover alone catches the imagination before you've even opened it up.

 

On a shelf with hundreds of others, with only a spine to catch the eye.

 

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The amount of detail and thought put into some is incredible. Of course they come from a period where photography was either non-existent or only in its infancy and where the skill of the artist was the only way to make your book stand out from the rest.

 

The subject of natural history lends itself so well to the creativity of a publisher/author, and it is fascinating how they weave the theme of the book into the design of it's cover.

 

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Anthropology / Palaeontology

Anthropology

 

A companion to paleopathology / edited by Anne L. Grauer
Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
A 6A q GRA

 

Palaeontology

 

Regional geology and tectonics / editors: D. G. Roberts, A. W. Bally
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2012
P 9 o ROB Vol.1A
P 9 o ROB Vol.1B
P 9 o ROB Vol.1C

 

Prehistoric Life Murals / William Stout ; introduction by Ray Harryhausen.
Santa Cruz, CA : Flesk Publications, 2009.
P 15 o STO

 

Earliest life on earth : habitats, environments and methods of detection / Suzanne D. Golding, Miryam Glikson, editors.
Dordrecht ; London ; New York : Springer, 2011.
P 15C o GOL

Records of early bison in Illinois / editor: R. Bruce McMillan
Springfield : Illinois State Museum. 2006.
P 17 q MCM

 


Botany


The Flora of Leicestershire and Rutland : Checklist and Rare Plant Register / Michael Jeeves
Leicester : Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust , 2011.
BRITISH HERBARIUM 581.9(410:55) JEE

An encyclopaedia of plants in myth, legend, magic and lore / Stuart Phillips ; illustrations by Jill Glover
London : Robert Hale, 2012.
B 398 PHI

 

Baja California plant field guide / Jon P. Rebman, Norman C. Roberts ; with contributions from Exequiel Ezcurra ... [et al].
3rd ed.
San Diego, CA : San Diego Natural History Museum : Sunbelt Publications, 2012.
B 581.9(79P9) REB

 

The illustrated seeds of Chinese medicinal plants / editor-in-chief Qiaosheng Guo.
[Beijing] : Higher Education Press, 2011.
B 581.48 GUO Q

 

Guide de la Flore du Parc du Vercors / Marc Regnier and Franck DubusGrenoble : Éditions Glénat, 2012.
EURO HERBARIUM 581.9(46) REG

 

Flora Sichuanica. Tomus 21, Angiospermae / Editorial Board of the Flora Sichuanica ; [chief editor, Gao Baochun]. / redactors, Yi Tongpei, Jia Minru (M. J. Chia) & Fan Jicai
Chengdu, [China] : Sichuan Publishing, 2012.
B 581.9(51) SIC

 


Entomology

 

TortAI [electronic resource] : tortricids of agricultural importance / Todd M. Gilligan, Marc E. Epstein.
Fort Collins, CO : USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, 2012.
E CD-ROM GIL

 

Arthropod management in vineyards : pests, approaches, and future directions / Noubar J. Bostanian, Charles Vincet, Rufus Isaacs, editors.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2012
E ECON SECT BOS

 

Egg parasitoids in agroecosystems with emphasis on Trichogramma / Fernando L. Cônsoli, José R.P. Parra, Roberto A. Zucchi, eds.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2010.
E ECON SECT PRO

 

4th European Moth Nights, 11th-15th Oktober [i.e. October] 2007 : a scientific evaluation (Lepidoptera: Macrolepidoptera)/ Ladislaus Rezbanyai-Reser, Mihály Kádár.& Harald Schreiber (translation)
Luzern : Entomologische Gesellschaft Luzern, 2010.
E MACROLEPIDOPTERA R.44 b

 


General

 

Pearls, spices, and green gold : an illustrated history of biodiversity exploration in Sri Lanka / Rohan Pethiyagoda
Colombo : WHT Publications, 2007.
L 73F o PET

 

Cultural heritage microbiology : fundamental studies in conservation science / edited by Ralph Mitchell, Christopher J. McNamara.
Washington, DC : ASM Press, 2010.
L 81 q CUL

 

Plants and animals in the Korean old paintings {Exhibition Catalogue]
[Incheon, Korea]: National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012
L 83 q PLA

 

Raman imaging : techniques and applications / Arnaud Zoubir, Editor.
Heidelberg [Germany] ; New York : Springer, 2012
L EM UNIT RAM


Mineralogy


Magma to microbe : modeling hydrothermal processes at ocean spreading centers / Robert P. Lowell ... [et al.], editors.
Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2008.
M 533.065

 

Foundations of Ukranian mineralogy : a handbook  / O. Matkovsʹkyĭ, V. Pavlyshyn, E. Slyvko 
Lviv : Vydavnychyĭ Tsentr LNU imeni Ivana Franka, 2009.
M 549 MAT

 


Ornithology (Tring)

 

The Birds of Buckinghamshire / Edited by David Ferguson
[s.l.Bucks] : Buckinghamshire Bird Club, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 72Aa/8 BUC                 


Spirits of the air : birds & American Indians in the South / Shepard Krech III.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2009.
ORNITHOLOGY 3A KRE                     

 


Zoology

 

Ryggsträngsdjur : Strålfeniga fiskar : Chordata: Actinoptergii / Sven O. Kullander, Bo Delling ; Bild - Linda Nyman, Kasrl Jilg
Uppsala : ArtDatabanken & Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, 2012
Z 72C q NAT

 

Snakes and lizards in your pocket : a guide to reptiles of the upper Midwest / byTerry VanDeWalle ; photographs by Suzanne L. Collins.
[Iowa City, Iowa] : University of Iowa Press, 2010.
Z REPTILES 75 VAN

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Anthropology / Palaeontology

Anthropology

 

Forensic microscopy for skeletal tissues : methods and protocols / edited by Lynne S. Bell.
New York : Humana Press ; Springer, 2012
A 7 q FOR

 

Palaeontology

 

Understanding Earth's deep past : lessons for our climate future / Committee on the Importance of Deep-Time Geologic Records for Understanding Climate Change Impacts, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2011.
P 3 o NAT

 

Sedimentation history in the Arctic Ocean and subarctic seas for the last 130 kyr [electronic resource] / M.A. Levitan, Yu A. Lavrushin
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2009
P 11 o LEV

 

Encyclopedia of geobiology / edited by Joachim Reitner, Volker Thiel
Dordrecht : Springer, 2011
P 15A q REI

 

The great dinosaur discoveries / Darren Naish
London : A & C Black, 2009
P 20e q NAI

 

Geology of Hungary / editor: János Haas
Heidelberg : Springer Verlag, 2012
P 72T o HAA

 


Botany

 

Anglicanus ortus : a verse herbal of the twelfth century / Henry of Huntingdon ; edited and translated by Winston Black.
Toronto : Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies ; Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2012.
B 615.10 HUN

 

Orquídeas silvestres de la Comunidad Valenciana / coordinación editorial: Emilio Laguna Lumbreras ; autores: Luis Serra Laliga ... [et al.] ; colaboradores: Enric Arnold ; fotografías: José Juárez Roldán.
[Valencia, Spain] : Generalitat Valenciana, Conselleria de Medio Ambiente, [2001].
EURO HERBARIUM 581.9(46) LAG

 

Guía de macrófitos dulceacuícolas de la Comunidad Valenciana / Amparo Olivares Tormo.
[Valencia] : Generalitat Valenciana, Conselleria de Medio Ambiete, [1998]
EURO HERBARIUM 581.9(46) OLI

 

Common ferns and fern allies / Brian Parkinson
Birdenhead, Auckland : Reed, 2000.
FERNS 582.35(93) PAR

 

Flora ibérica : algas continentales : Carófitos (Characeae) / S. Cirujano ... [et al.] ; editor, S. Cirujano ; ilustraciones, M. Chirino
Madrid : Real Jardín Botánico, 2008.
ALGAE 582.271 CIR

 

Forensic botany : a practical guide / David W. Hall, Jason H. Byrd.
Chichester [etc.] : Wiley, 2012.
CELL BIOLOGY HAL


Entomology


Medical entomology for students / Mike Service
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
E 69 o SER

 

Faune de France. Vol.95, Coléoptères Carabiques. Volume 2, Harpalidae, Brachinida, bibliographie, catalogue et index [Texte imprimé] / Jacques Coulon, René Pupier, Eric Quéinnec...[et. al.]
Paris : Fédération Française des Sociétés de Sciences Naturelles, 2011 impr. JF Impression)
E DC COLEOPTERA F.17 Vol.95

 

Invasive alien arthropod predators and parasitoids : an ecological approach / [edited by] Helen Roy ... [et al.]
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2012
E ECON SECT PRO

 

Arthropod-plant interactions : novel insights and approaches for IPM / Guy Smagghe, Isabel Diaz, editors
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2012
E ECON SECT PRO

 

Drosophila melanogaster : life cycle, genetics and development / M. Spindler-Barth, editor
New York : Nova Biomedical Books, 2012
E DC DIPTERA S.134

 

Faune de France. Vol.94, Coléoptères Carabidae de France, vol. 1 : Paussidae, Carabidae, Nebriidae, Elaphridae, Omophronidae, Loriceridae, Cicindelidae, Siagonidae, Scaritidae, Apotomidae, Broscidae, Psydridae, Trechidae. / Jacques Coulon, René Pupier, Éric Quéinnec ... et al
Paris : Fedération Française des Sociétées de Sciences Naturelles, 2011
E DC COLEOPTERA F.17 Vol.94

 

Moths : types, ecological significance, and control methods / Luis Cauterruccio, editor
New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2012
E 10C o CAU

 

 

General


The correspondence of Charles Darwin / [editors, Frederick Burkhardt, Sydney Smith et al.].
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985-<2010>
L 96A o DAR C BUR (Vol 18)
L 96A o DAR C BUR (Vol 19)

 

Herschel Island : a natural and cultural history of Yukon's arctic island = Qikiqtaryuk / Christopher R. Burn, edito
Whitehorse : Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope), 2012
L 75B q HER

 

Do species exist? : principles of taxonomic classification / Werner Kunz
Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2012
L 15 o KUN

 

The history of the International Polar Years (IPYs) / Susan Barr, Cornelia Lüdecke, editors
Berlin ; London : Springer, 2010
L 71 o HIS

 

Encyclopedia of caves / editors, William B. White, David C. Culver
Waltham, MA : Academic Press, 2012
L REFERENCE B 551.44 ENC

 

 

Ornithology (Tring)


Australian high country owls / Jerry Olsen.
Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, c2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 77C OLS    

               

Birds in a cage : the remarkable story of how four prisoners of war survived captivity / Derek Niemann.
London : Short, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 96 NIE 

                   

An eternity of eagles : the human history of the most fascinating bird in the world / Stephen J. Bodio.
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 18(1F) BOD      

          

Extreme measures : the ecological energetics of birds and mammals / Brian K. McNab.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 11 MCN    

                

The field guide to birds of Australia / by Graham Pizzey ; illustrated by Frank Knight ; updated and edited by Sarah Pizzey.
9th ed., rev. & updated
Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 77C PIZ

                   

Historischer Brutvogelatlas : die Verbreitung der Schweizer Brutvögel seit 1950 = Atlas historique des oiseaux nicheurs : la répartition des oiseaux nicheurs de Suisse depuis 1950 / Peter Knaus ... [et al.] ; [Übers. Henri-Daniel Wibaut ... et al.].
[Historical atlas of breeding birds of Switzerland]
Sempach : Schweizerische Vogelwarte, cop. 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 72I ATL                                  

 


Zoology


Seahorses : mysteries of the oceans / Catherine Wallis
Boston : Bunker Hill, 2004
Z FISH 22B WAL

 

Blood sport : hunting in Britain since 1066 / Emma Griffin.
New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2008
Z 86 o GRI

 

Hunting in Britain from the Ice Age to the present / Barry Lewis
Stroud : History Press, 2009
Z 86 o LEW

 

Identification guide of freshwater macroinvertebrates of Spain  / Javier Oscoz, David Galicia, Rafael Miranda, editors
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2011
Z 72H q OSC

 

European non-marine molluscs, a guide for species identification = Bestimmungsbuch für europäische Land- und Süsswassermollusken / F.W. Welter-Schultes
Göttingen : Planet Poster Editions, 2012
Z MOLLUSCA 72 q WAL

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