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Anthropology / Palaeontology



Atlas of skeletal muscles / Robert J. Stone, Judith A. Stone
New York : McGraw-Hill, 2011
A 7 q STO




Earth and life : global biodiversity, extinction intervals and biogeographic perturbations through time / John A. Talent, editor
Dordrecht ; London ; New York : Springer, 2012
P 15A q TAL


Altmühltal : im Reich des <Archaeopteryx> / Martin Röper, Monika Rothgaenger
Wiebelsheim : Goldschneck, cop. 2013
P 18 o ROP


Dinosaurs : under the aurora / Roland A. Gangloff
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2012
P 20e q GAN


Roadside geology of Yellowstone country / William J. Fritz and Robert C. Thomas
2nd ed. / William J. Fritz and Robert C. Thomas
P 75C/50 o FRI



Flora Zambesiaca. Volume 3. Part 4, Papilionoideae, Indigofereae / edited by Jonathan Timberlake.
Kew : Published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for the Flora Zambesiaca Managing Committee, 2012.
B 581.9(689) EXE


Freshwater diatom floristics of the late Eocene Florissant Formation, Clare's Quarry site, central Colorado, USA / Mary Ellen Benson & John Patrick Kociolek.
Stuttgart Cramer in der Gebr.-Borntraeger-Verl.-Buchh. 2012.
DIATOMS 582.261(7) BEN


Rasprostranenie mokhoobraznykh na rossiĭskom Dalʹnem Vostoke. chastʹ 1, Pechenochniki / V.A. Bakalin
Distribution of bryophytes in the Russian Far East, Pt. 1, Hepatics
Vladivostok : Izd-vo Dalʹnevostochnogo universiteta, 2010.


Ecology of cyanobacteria II : their diversity in space and time.
[2nd ed.] / Brian A. Whitton, editor.
Dordrecht ; New York ; London : Springer, 2012.
ALGAE 582.232 WHI



Insect conservation : past, present and prospects / Tim R. New, editor
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2012
E 16 o NEW


Insects of Kazakhstan : a photographic atlas./ V.L. Kazenas and V.A. Kastcheev
Manchester Siri Scientific Press, 2012
E 72Q o KAZ


The Geometrid moths of Europe / [ed.:] Axel Hausmann. Vol. 3, Larentinae I / Axel Hausmann & Jaan Viidalepp
Stenstrup : Apollo 2012


Butterflies of Vietnam : Nymphalidae: Danainae; Amathusiinae. Part 3. / Alexander L. Monastyrskii
[Vester Skerninge, Denmark] : Apollo Books 2012


Lepidoptera of North America. Title 7.5, The butterflies of Colorado. part 5, Pieridae and Papilionidae. Family Pieridae - subfamily Pieriinae - the whites (tribes Anthocharidini and Pierini). family Pieridae - subfamily Coliadinae - the sulphurs. Family Papilioninae and Parnassiinae - the swallowtails (tribes Papilionini, Parnassiini and Troidini) / by Michael S. Fisher
Fort Collins, Colorado : Colorado State University, 2012




A handbook for academic museums : beyond exhibitions and education / edited by Stefanie S. Jandl and Mark S. Gold
Edinburgh ; Boston : MuseumsEtc, 2012
L 84 o JAN


Raffles and the golden opportunity 1781-1826 / Victoria Glendinning
London : Profile, 2012
L 96A o RAF


Improve your communication skills / Alan Barker
London : Kogan Page, 2006
L 98A o BAR


Negotiating skills / Tim Hindle
London : Dorling Kindersley, 1998
L 98A o HI


A history of Arctic exploration : discovery, adventure and endurance at the top of the world / Matti Lainema, Juha Nurminen
London : Conway ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling, 2009
L 71 f LAI




Igneous rocks and processes : a practical guide / Robin Gill
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
M 552.3 GIL


Gold : field guide for prospectors & geologists (Wyoming & adjacent areas) / by W. Dan Hausel, & Eric J. Hausel
Gilbert, Ariz. : W. Dan Hausel Geological Consulting, 2011
M 553.411(73) HAU


Ornithology (Tring)


Agaporniden : handboek en naslaggids - deel 1 / door Dirk Van den Abeele ; [foto's: Dirk Van den Abeele al.]. [Lovebirds : handbook and reference guide. Vol. 1]
Warffum : Welzo Media Productions, 2012.


Audubon's aviary : the original watercolors for The birds of America / Roberta J.M. Olson ; with an essay by Marjorie Shelley and contributions by Alexandra Mazzitelli.
[New York] : New-York Historical Society : Skira Rizzoli, 2012.


Aves : a survey of the literature of neotropical ornithology / by Tom Taylor ; with contributions by Michael L. Taylor ; foreword by Elaine B. Smyth.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Libraries, 2011.


Bird : the definitive visual guide / [senior editor, Peter Frances ; contributors, David Burnie ... et al.].
London : DK, 2007.


Bird habitats in Ireland / editors, Richard Nairn & John O'Halloran.
Cork : Collins Press, 2012.


Birds and habitat : relationships in changing landscapes / edited by Robert J. Fuller.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Birds of Central Asia : Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan / Raffael Ayé, Manuel Schweizer, Tobias Roth ; ill. by Dave Nurney ... [et al.].
London [etc.] : Christopher Helm, 2012.


Birds of paradise : revealing the world's most extraordinary birds / Tim Laman & Edwin Scholes.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic ; [Ithaca, N.Y.] : Cornell Lab of Ornithology, c2012.


Canadian atlas of bird banding. Vol. 3, Raptors and waterbirds, 1921-1995 / Erica H. Dunn ... [et al.]
[Ottawa] : Canadian Wildlife Service, 2009.


Canadian atlas of bird banding. Vol. 2, Seabirds, 1921-1995 / Anthony J. Gaston ... [et al.]
[Ottawa] : Canadian Wildlife Service, 2008.


The chicken : a natural history / Joseph Barber.
Lewes : Ivy Press, 2012.


Owls / by Marianne Taylor.
London : Bloomsbury, 2012.


Rare birds : the extraordinary tale of the Bermuda petrel and the man who brought it back from extinction / Elizabeth Gehrman.
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c2012.


Shore birds of Ireland / text by Jim Wilson ; images by Mark Carmody.
Cork [Ireland] : Collins, 2009.


Wildlife crime : the making of an investigations officer / Dave Dick.
Dunbeath : Whittles Pub., c2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 81 DIC                     




The book of barely imagined beings / Caspar Henderson
London : Granta, 2012
Z 3A o HEN


Skulls : an exploration of Alan Dudley's curious collection / Simon Winchester ; photography by Nick Mann
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal , 2012
Z 11C q WIN


Koala : origins of an icon / Stephen Jackson
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2010, 2007
Z 17L o JAC


World atlas of marine fishes : 4,200 marine fishes from around the world with more than 6,000 photographs / Rudie H. Kuiter, Helmut Debelius
Frankfurt, Germany : IKAN-Unterwasserarchiv, 2006
Z 22 q KUI


Deep-sea life of Scotland and Norway / Daniel Jones, Andrew Gates
[Bournemouth] : Ophiura, 2010
Z 72Ab o JON


Marine shells of the Whitsunday Coast & Islands / Alan G. Jarrett
Australia : Alan G. Jarrett, 2011


The biology and ecology of tintinnid ciliates : models for marine plankton / edited by John R. Dolan ... [et al.].
Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012


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Anthropology / Palaeontology



Social bioarchaeology / edited by Sabrina C. Agarwal and Bonnie A. Glencross
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
A 6 o AGA


Forensic anthropology : 2000 to 2010 / edited by Sue Black and Eilidh Ferguson.
Boca Raton, Fl. : CRC Press, 2011
A 7 o BLA




Embryos in deep time : the rock record of biological development / Marcelo R. Sánchez.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
P 15C o SAN


Chondrichthyes : Mesozoic and Cenozoic Elasmobranchii : teeth / by H. Cappetta
München : F. Pfeil, 2012
P 22 q CAP


The fossil record of three billion years in Liaoning, China. / Sun Ge zhu.
Shanghai : Shanghai ke ji jiao yu chu ban she = Huayu Nature Book Trade., 2011.
P 73L q SUN




Flora of the Cayman Islands / George R. Proctor.
2nd ed.
Kew : Kew Publishing, 2012.
B 581.9(79P9.94) PRO


Petite flore portative de l'Aveyron / Christian Bernard.
Jarnac : Siège social de la SBCO, [2012].


Petite flore portative des Causses / Christian Bernard.
Jarnac, France : Société botanique du Centre-Ouest, 2009.


Renonculacées de France : flore illustrée en couleurs / André Gonard
Saint-Xandre, France : Société botanique du Centre-Ouest, 2010.


Florilège : hommage au botaniste Jean-Louis Auguste Loiseleur des Longchamps / Xavier Loisefleur des Longchamps
Saint-Xandre, France : Société botanique du Centre-Ouest, 2011.


Petit précis de phytosociologie sigmatiste / Jean-Marie Royer
Saint-Xandre, France : Société Botanique du Centre-Ouest, 2009.




The anthropology of extinction : essays on culture and species death / edited by Genese Marie Sodikoff
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2012
L 65B o ANT


Islands beyond the horizon : the life of twenty of the world's most remote places / Roger Lovegrove.
Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012
L 70 o LOV


A history of the Arctic : nature, exploration and exploitation / John McCannon
London : Reaktion Books, 2012
L 71 o MCC


Seashore of the Pacific Northwest / Ian Sheldon
Edmonton : Lone Pine Pub., 1998
L 75 o SHE


Head-of-the-lake : pocket nature guide / Laurel McIvor.
Hamilton, Ont. : Hamilton Naturalists' Club, 2003
L 75B o MCI


Wildlife Photographer of the Year : 20112 portfolio
London : BBC, 2012
L 85 q WIL


Arctic naturalist : the life of J. Dewey Soper / Anthony Dalton
Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : Dundurn Press, 2010
L 96A o SOP




Earthquake / Andrew Robinson
London : Reaktion Books, 2012
M 550.34 ROB


Volcano : nature and culture /by James Hamilton
London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2012
M 551.21 HAM


Soundings : the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor / Hali Felt.
New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2012
M 551.46 FEL


Petrogenesis of metamorphic rocks / Kurt Bucher, Rodney Grapes
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, 2011
M 552.4 BUC


Ornithology (Tring)


Sussex Bird Atlas 2007-11 : the maps. / John Newnham and Helen Crabtree on behalf of the Sussex Ornithological Society
Cuckfield, West Sussex : Sussex Ornithological Society, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY CD-ROM BOX                 




Birds of America / John James Audubon ; foreword by David Allen Sibley
New York : Metro Books, 2012
Z 75 q AUD


Distance sampling for Dorcas gazelle monitoring in Sinai, Egypt : a statistical quantitative approach / Husam El Alqamy.
Berlin : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011


Pictorial guide to frogs and toads of the Western Ghats / Gururaja K.V.
Gubbi : Gubbi Labs LLP, 2012


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All Royal Society Publishing content is free to access until 29 November. The NHM Library is usually provided with online access from 1998 to the journals it subscribes to.




Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of the International Research Group on Charophytes : Rostock, Germany, 23rd - 27th September 2008 / [editors Irmgard Blindow, Hendrik Schubert, Michelle T. Casanova].
Lake Bolac, Vic. : Charophyte Services, 2011.
BALGAE 582.271 PRO Q


Illinois wildflowers / Don Kurz.
Cave Mountain, Ark. : Pub., 2004
B 581.9(773) KUR


The genus Oedogonium Link (Chlorophyta: Oedogoniales) in West Bengal, India / Jai Prakash Keshri.
Stuttgart : J. Cramer in der Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2012.
ALGAE 582.263 KES


A beginner's guide to diatoms / Jacob John
[Liechtenstein] : A. R. G. Gantner Verlag, [2012]


Algal flora of Korea. Vol. 3, no. 5, Chrysophyta : Bacillariophyceae : Centrales : Biddulphiineae : Chaetoceraceae : Marine diatoms, 1 / Jin Hwan Lee
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2011.
DIATOMS 582.261(519) ALG Q


Algal flora of Korea. Vol. 3, no. 7, Chrysophyta: Bacillariophyceae: Pennales: Raphidineae: Achnanthaceae. Freshwater diatoms V / Gyeongje Joh
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012.
DIATOMS 582.261(519) ALG Q


Algal flora of Korea. Vol. 3, no. 8, Chrysophyta; Bacillariophyceae: Pennales: Raphidineae: Naviculaceae: <Navicula>. Freshwater diatoms VI / Jung Ho Lee
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012.
DIATOMS 582.261(519) ALG Q


Algal flora of Korea. Vol. 4, no. 4, Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae: Ceramiales: Rhodomelaceae: 18 genera including <Herposiphonia>. Marine Red Algae / Ki Wan Nam and Pil Joon Kang
Korea : National Institute of Biological resources, 2012.
ALGAE 582.273 ALG Q



Insect fauna of Korea. Vol. 16, no. 3, Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae - Leafroller II / Yang-Seop Bae, Do-Young Chae and Neung-Ho Ahn
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012.
E 73H o KOR


Insect fauna of Korea. Vol. 16, no. 4, Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Drepanidae, Thyatiridae - Drepanids and Thyatirids / Kyu-Tek Park and Minyoung Kim
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012.
E 73H o KOR


Insect fauna of Korea. Vol. 16, no. 5, Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Geometridae - Geometrids / Sei-Woong Choi
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012
E 73H o KOR


Insect fauna of Korea. Vol. 13, no. 2, Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Ichneumoninae - Ichneumon Fly II / Jong-Wook Lee, Jong-Chul Jeong, Jin-Kyung Choi and Ki-Beom Kim
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012
E 73H o KOR





Life and work of Sir Norman Lockyer, by T. Mary Lockyer and Winifred L. Lockyer, with the assistance of Prof. H. Dingle and contributions by Dr. Charles E. St. John; Prof. Megh Nad Saha ... [et al.].
London : Macmillan and Co., 1928
L 96A o LOC


Data centres : their use, value and impact / Research Information Network
London : Research Information Network, 2011




Paleomagnetism of sedimentary rocks : process and interpretation / Kenneth P. Kodama.
Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
M 552.5 KOD


GeoHannover 2012 : GeoRohstoffe für das 21. Jahrhundert : Kurzfassungen der Vorträge und Poste = Abstracts of lectures & posters : Hannover 01. bis 03. Oktober 2012 = October 01-03, 2012 / Hans-Joachim Kümpel, Heinz-Gerd Röhling & Volker Steinbach (Hrsg.) Hannover : Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 2012
M 553 GEO


Ornithology (Tring)

Condor tales : what I learned in twelve years with the big birds / by Sanford R. Wilbur.
Gresham, OR : Symbios, 2004.


Crow planet : essential wisdom from the urban wilderness / Lyanda Lynn Haupt.
New York : Back Bay Books, 2011.


John Latham : surgeon, ornithologist and antiquary : Romsey's first historian / Mary Thornton Howard.
Leicester : Matador, 2012.


Nine feet from tip to tip : the California Condor through history. / Sanford R. Wilbur
Gresham, Oregon : Symbios Books, 2012


Nine feet from tip to tip : the California Condor through history. / Sanford R. Wilbur
Gresham, Oregon : Symbios Books, 2012


A photographic guide to birds of New Zealand / Geoff Moon and Lynnette Moon.
Auckland, N.Z. : New Holland, 2011.




Audubon's aviary : the original watercolors for The birds of America / Roberta J.M. Olson ; with an essay by Marjorie Shelley and contributions by Alexandra Mazzitelli.
[New York] : New-York Historical Society : Skira Rizzoli, 2012.
Z 75C q OLS


The marine bryozoans of the northeast coast of the United States : Maine to Virginia / Judith E. Winston, Peter J. Hayward.
Martinsville, Va. : Virginia Museum of Natural History, 2012


Groupers of the world : a field and market guide / [compilers and editors,] Matthew T. Craig, Yvonne J. Sadovy de Mitcheson, Phillip C. Heemstra.
Grahamstown, South Africa : NISC ; Boca Raton, FL : [Distributed by] CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2011.


Reef fishes of the East Indies : Andaman Sea, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Christmas Island, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands. Volumes I-III / Gerald R. Allen & Mark V. Erdmann
[Singapore] : Tropical Reef Research ; Renon, Bali, Indonesia : In cooperation with Conservational International Indonesia ; Honolulu [Hawaii] : Distributed by University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2012.
Z FISH 73G ALL Vol 1, 2 & 3


Squirrels of the world / Richard W. Thorington, Jr. ... [et al.].
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012


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Anthropology / Palaeontology



Handbook of forensic anthropology and archaeology / Soren Blau and Douglas H. Ubelaker, editors
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, 2009
A 7 o BLA





SOL2012 : 9th Solanaceae Conference August 26-30, 2012 : from the bench to innovative applications - Abstract book / Abstract book conception: Charles Andrès ; University of Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel : University of Neuchâtel, 2012.
B 58:061.3 SOL


Catalogo floristico del Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido (Pirineo aragonés) / José Luis Benito Alonso
Jaca, Huesca : Jolube Consultor y Editor Botánico, 2012.


La vegetación del Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido (Pirineo aragonés / José Luis Benito Alonso.
Jaca, Huesca : Jolube Consultor y Editor Botánico, 2012.


Atlas of stem anatomy in herbs, shrubs and trees. Volume 2 : with over 1500 colour illustrations / F.H. Schweingruber, A. Borner, E.-D. Schulze ; with contributions by B. Kirchoff, M. Küchler and M. Nobis
Heidelberg : Springer, 2013.
B 581 SCH Q


Catálogo florístico de la Provincia de Soria / Antonio Segura Zubizarreta, Gonzalo Mateo Sanz, José Luis Benito Alonso.
Soria, Huesca : Jolube Consultor y Editor Botánico, 2012





Current concepts in forensic entomology / Jens Amendt ... [et al.], editors
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010
E 69 o AME





The passage to Cosmos : Alexander von Humboldt and the shaping of America / Laura Dassow Walls
Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2011
L 3 o WAL


The ecology of place : contributions of place-based research to ecological understanding / edited by Ian Billick and Mary V. Price
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2010
L 7 o ECO


Banquet at Delmonico's : great minds, the Gilded Age, and the triumph of evolution in America / Barry Werth
New York : Random House, 2009
L 9E o WER


Dispersal ecology and evolution / edited by Jean Clobert ... [et al.]
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
L 10E o DIS


Design and analysis of long-term ecological monitoring studies / edited by Robert A. Gitzen ... [et al.].
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
L 10E o DES


The Richard and Lucile Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve System, Adams County, Ohio / by George Laycock
Cincinnati, OH : Cincinnati Museum Center, 2003
L 75C o LAY


Cite them right : the essential referencing guide / Richard Pears, Graham Shields
Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
L 98 o PEA


Open access / Peter Suber
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2012



Ornithology (Tring)


Are wild birds important in the transport of arthropod-borne viruses? / Charles R. Brown and Valerie A. O'Brien.
Washington, D.C. : American Ornithologists' Union, 2011.


The boreal owl : ecology, behaviour, and conservation of a forest-dwelling predator / Erkki Korpimäki, Harri Hakkarainen.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Grassfinches in Australia / Joseph M. Forshaw ; Mark Shephard ; illustrated by Anthony Pridham ; line drawings and text figures by Frank Knight.
Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., 2012.


Partridges : countryside barometer / G.R. (Dick) Potts.
London : Collins, 2012.
ORNITHOLOGY 18(2) POT                  




Qinling shou lei zhi = Mammals in Qinling Mountains / Zheng Shengwu, Song Shiying zhu bian
Beijing : Zhongguo lin ye chu ban she, 2010


Rocky Mountain mammals : a handbook of mammals of Rocky Mountain National Park and vicinity / David M. Armstrong.
Boulder : University Press of Colorado in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, 2008


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Anthropology / Palaeontology



Environment development of East Asia in Pleistocene--Holocene : (boundaries, factors, stages of human mastering) proceedings of International Scientific Conference, September 14-18, 2009, Vladivostok,
Vladivostok : Dalʹnauka, 2009
P 73 q ENV





Lime-trees and basswoods : a biological monograph of the genus Tilia / Donald Pigott.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
B 582.4P33 PIG Q  


Der Kosmos-Algenführer: Süßwasseralgen unter dem Mikroskop : ein Bestimmungsbuch / Karl-Heinz Linne von Berg ... [et al.]
The cosmos-algae : freshwater algae under the microscope: a quick reference guide
Stuttgart: Kosmos; 2012.
B ALGAE 582.26(28) LIN


Conservation of tropical plant species / editors M.N. Normah, H.F. Chin, Barbara M. Reed.
Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2012.
B 502.7 NOR


Flora Lichenum Sinicorum. Vol. 11, Peltigerales (1) / [auctores, Wu Jinong ...[et al.]] ; redactores principales, Wu Jinong, Liu Huajie ; editor organizatus, Zhao Zuntian
Beijing : Science Press, 2012


Cormoflora județului Sibiu / Constantin Drăgulescu
Sibiu : Editura Universității "Lucian Blaga", 2010


David Nash at Kew Gardens / [edited by Michelle Payne].
Richmond : Royal Botanic Gardens : Kew Publishing ; Chicago, IL : Distributed in North America by the University of Chicago Press, 2012.
B 7.043 NAS Q




Insect fauna of Korea. Vol. 12, no. 7, Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae, Cossoninae, Mesoptiliinae - Weevils II / Ki-Jeonh Hong, Sangwook Park and Kyungduk Han
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012
E 73H o KOR


Insect fauna of Korea. Vol. 12, no. 3, Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeoida - Laparosticti / Jin-III Kim
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012
E 73H o KOR


Insect fauna of Korea. Vol. 12, no. 4, Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera - Cantharoids 1 / Tae-Hwa Kang
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012
E 73H o KOR


Insect fauna of Korea. Vol. 12, no. 5, Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Tenebrionae - Darkling beetles / Boo-Hee Jung
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012.
E 73H o KOR

Insect fauna of Korea. Vol. 12, no. 6, Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomeildae (Larvae) - Leaf beetles (Larvae) / Jong-eun Lee
Korea : National Institute of Biological Resources, 2012.
E 73H o KOR




The biology of disturbed habitats / Lawrence R. Walker
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
L 10E o WAL


Race decoded : the genomic fight for social justice / Catherine Bliss
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2012
L 10H o BLI


Saving a million species : extinction risk from climate change / edited by Lee Hannah
Washington, DC : Island Press, 2012
L 65B o SAV


Mangroves of Sabah : an introduction to the flora and fauna / compiled by Reuben Nilus ... [et al.].
Sabah, Malaysia : Sabah Forestry Department, 2010
L 77A o MAN


A walk through the lowland rain forest of Sabah / Elaine J.F. Campbell ; with photographs by Ch'ien C. Lee.
Kota Kinabalu : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Borneo Rainforest Lodge, 2011.
L 77Ad o CAM


Understanding organizations / Charles Handy (4th Ed)
London ; New York : Penguin, 1999
L 98A o HAN


Access to scholarly content : gaps and barriers : December 2011 / Research Information Network
[S.l.] : Research Information Network, 2011


The role of research supervisors in information literacy : a Research Information Network report / Research Information Network
London : Research Information Network, 2011


Information handling in collaborative research : an exploration of five case studies : a Research Information Network report / [by] Research Information Network [and] British Library.
[S.l.] : Research Information Network, 2011.


Collaborative yet independent : information practices in the physical sciences - summary report / Research Information Network
[London] : Institute of Physics Publishing, 2011




Quantitative mineralogy and microanalysis of sediments and sedimentary rocks / edited by Paul Sylvester
Quebec : Mineralogical Association of Canada, 2012
M 552. 5 SYL



Ornithology (Tring)

An alphataxonomic revision of extinct and extant razorbills (Aves, Alcidae) : a combined morphometric and phylogenetic approach / by N. Adam Smith and Julia A. Clarke.
Washington, D.C. : American Ornithologists' Union, 2011.


Atles dels aucells nidificants de Mallorca i Cabrera (2003-2007) / Grup Balear d'Ornitologia i Defensa de la Naturalesa (GOB) ; comissió editorial: Jaume Adrover ... [et al.].
Palma de Mallorca : Grup Balear d'Ornitologia i Defensa de la Naturalesa, 2010.


Aves do Cerrado = Birds : Cerrado / Edson Endrigo ; [tradução, Jeremy Minns].
[Säo Paulo, Brazil?] : Aves & Fotos Editora, 2008.


Selected writings of Allan Octavian Hume / edited by S.R. Mehrotra, Edward C. Moulton.
New Delhi Oxford University Press, 2004-
ORNITHOLOGY 96A HUM               



The great animal orchestra : finding the origins of music in the world's wild places / Bernie Krause
London : Profile, 2012
Z 11G o KRA


Key to the Earthworms of the UK and Ireland / Emma Sherlock
London : FSC and Natural History Museum, London, 2012


The marine bryozoans of the northeast coast of the United States : Maine to Virginia / Judith E. Winston, Peter J. Hayward.
Martinsville, Va. : Virginia Museum of Natural History, 2012


The Dolichodoridae of the world : identification of the family Dolichodoridae (Nematoda: Tylenchida) / by Etienne Geraert.
Gent, België : Academia Press, 2011


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Anthropology / Palaeontology




The many worlds of R.H. Mathews : in search of an Australian anthropologist / Martin Thomas. 
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012
A 96 o MAT



Petroleum geology : from mature basins to new frontiers-- proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference : held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, 30 March - 2 April 2009 / edited by B.A. Vining and S.C. Pickering with Mark Allen ... [et al.]. 
Portion of title:  Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference 
London : Geological Society of London, 2010. 
P 65 q PET


The geology and tectonic settings of China's mineral deposits / Franco Pirajno 
Dordrecht : Springer Verlag, 2012.
P 73L o PIR


Australia's fossil heritage : a catalogue of important Australian fossil sites / by the Australian Heritage Council. 
Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2012. 
P 77A o AUS





Algal diversity dynamics, ecological assessment, and monitoring in the river ecosystems of the Eastern Mediterranean / Sophia Barinova.
New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2011.
B ALGAE 582.26(262) BAR


Field guide to the pitcher plants of Sumatra and Java / Stewart McPherson, Alastair Robinson.
Poole, Dorset, England : Redfern Natural History Productions, 2012.
B 582.4P136 MCP


Field guide to the pitcher plants of Peninsular Malaysia and Indochina / Stewart McPherson, Alastair Robinson.
Poole, Dorset, England : Redfern Natural History Productions, 2012
B 582.4P136 MCP


Field guide to the pitcher plants of Australia and New Guinea / Stewart McPherson, Alastair Robinson.
Poole, Dorset, England : Redfern Natural History Productions, 2012.
B 582.4P136 MCP


Syllabus of plant families : Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. Pt. 1/1, Blue-green Algae, Myxomycetes and Myxomycete-like organisms, Phytoparasitic protists, Heterotrophic Heterokontobionta and Fungi p.p./ Burkhard Büdel ... [et al.]
Stuttgart : Borntraeger, 2012.
B ALGAE 582.232 BUD





Public health entomology / Jerome Goddard. 
Boca Raton, FL : Taylor & Francis, 2012. 
E 69 o GOD


Bugs of the land / Kerry Swanson. 
Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2012.
E  83 o SWA


Aburamushi nyūmon zukan / Matsumoto Yoshiyuki. 
Tōkyō : Zenkoku Nōson Kyōiku Kyōkai, 2008.


Insect outbreaks revisited / edited by Pedro Barbosa, Deborah K. Letourneau, Anurag A. Agrawal. 
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, 2012. 




Bio-geo interactions in metal-contaminated soils / Erika Kothe, Ajit Varma, editors. 
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, 2012. 
L 10E o KOT


Tropical ecosystems and ecological concepts / Patrick L. Osborne. 
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012. 
L 10E o OSB


How species interact : altering the standard view on trophic ecology / Roger Arditi and Lev R. Ginzburg. 
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012. 
L 10G o ARD


Colorado's Spanish Peaks region : an exploration guide to history, natural history, trails, and drives / Richard C. Keating. 
St. Louis, Mo. : Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2011
L 75C o KEA


Drawn from paradise : the discovery, art and natural history of the birds of paradise / Sir David Attenborough, Errol Fuller. 
London : Collins, 2012. 
L 83 q ATT


Photographing Trees / Edward Parker 
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 2012
L 83 q PAR




Mineralogia Euganea tra storia e scienza / Leopoldo Fabris. 
Cittadella (Padova) : Biblos, 2011. 
M (45) FAB


The field description of igneous rocks / Dougal Jerram, Nick Petford. 
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 
M 552.3 JER


Història i ciència: commemoració dels 40 anys de l'arribada de l'home a la Lluna / editors: Antelm Ginard, Guillem X Pons i Damià Vicens 
Palma, Mallorca : Societat d'Història Natural de les Balears, 2010.
M 523.34 GIN


Sedimentary rocks in the field : a practical guide / Maurice E. Tucker. 
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 
M 552.5 TUC


Ornithology (Tring)


Burakisuton hyōhonshi / Katō Masaru. [History of bird specimens collected by Thomas Wright Blakiston.]
Hokkaidōdaigakushuppankai, 2012.
Sapporo, Japan : Hokkaido University press, 2012.


A handlist of the birds of Shropshire / by E.M. Rutter, F.C. Gribble, T.W. Pemberton.
[Salop] : Shropshire Ornithological Society, 1964.
ORNITHOLOGY 72Aa/4 RUT                 




Environmental contaminants in biota : interpreting tissue concentrations / edited by W. Nelson Beyer, James P. Meador. 
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2011. 
Z 10J o BEY


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


Fauna Iberica. Vol. 36, Annelida : Polychaeta III / Julio Parapar ... [et al.] 
Madrid : Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales ; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2012. 
Z 73H o RAM


Field guide to wildlife of the Australian snow-country / Ken Green & William Osbourne. 
Chatswood, N.S.W. : New Holland, 2012
Z 77C q GRE


Bryozoan studies 2010 / Andrej Ernst, Priska Schäfer, Joachim Scholz, editors. 
Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2013


Biology and management of coregonid fishes--2008 : 10th International Symposium on the Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes, Winnipeg, Canada / edited by Ross F.Tallman ... [et al.]. 
Stuttgart : Schweizerbart, 2012. 


The black rhinos of Namibia : searching for survivors in the African desert / Rick Bass. 
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. 


Christina Adams has been working as an intern behind the scenes in the Library & Archives since the 14th August.


She has always had a strong interest in natural history, and keeps up to date with current developments in her spare time. A farming friend has encouraged her to be interested in the subject of Lepidoptera (butteflies and moths).


After completing a degree in Physics and Astronomy, Christina worked in a laboratory environment, but soon realised it wasn't her 'cup of tea', and has since been working at a specialist gaming store. She admits to being a fully-fledged 'gaming geek'!


Christina began to look for a career route where she could use her degree, but in a less direct route. A friend suggested being a Librarian, what a perfect mix of her love of books and making information accessible to others!


She spotted an advert on the current vacancies page of the Natural History Museum's website for a seven week internship within the Library & Archives. What an ideal opportunity to overlap her science knowledge, customer services and interest in printed books.christina.JPG


Christina was over the moon to be offered the position and started back in mid-August. She has loved her time here so much, that she has requested for a week's extension to her original time frame and hopes that she can blend in so well she never has to leave!



What types of things has Christina been involved in so far?


In the Archives - Researching and indexing a collection of newspaper clippings about the Natural History Museum and former parent organisation, the British Museum.


Working alongside the Assistant Records Manager, repackaging paintings and documents in the store.


In the Library - Cataloguing as part of the dedicated cataloguing team based in the library. This Christina admits she found this difficult initially but is now completely converted! She loves the fact that each book you pick up is never the same and always offers something interesting. This includes entertaining Victorian books and fold out maps, with each one offering the temptation of flicking through before you start cataloguing.


Transcribing letters written by Alfred Russel Wallace, as part of the Wallace Correspondence Project. This Christina loved, and likened to be being a detective: looking through private letters, seeing snippets of someone's life, and trying to decode their Victorian handwriting. In two letters alone, she recalls learning a huge amount about plants.


What has she enjoyed the most so far?


Definitely the transcribing, as Wallace is a personal hero of hers, but also learning about the collections the Library has. This includes being shown vibrant pieces of artwork that are more than two hundred years old, and seeing beautiful books, whilst learning about why they are important.


What is Christina's tip to anyone else interested in volunteering behind the scenes in the NHM?


Go for it: it is well worth it! A good experience, and an opportunity to contribute to the Natural History Museum, with the feeling that you have played a small part in science.  The Museum, and Library in particular, is a really nice place to work, where you feel like a member of staff, rather than just an intern or volunteer.



Thank you to Christina for all her hard work, it has been a pleasure having her as part of the Library & Archives team. We hope that she continues to enjoy her last two weeks with us.


“I am afraid the ship’s on fire.” These fateful words were uttered by the Captain of the Brig Helen on 6th August 1852, which was sailing from South America to London, as a fire broke out in the ship’s hold. The dramatic events of the fire and subsequent rescue of the ship’s crew and passengers are recorded in a letter from the great Victorian naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), who had spent the previous four years travelling through the Amazon, to his friend Richard Spruce (1817-1893). wallace.jpg





(Right) Page one of the eight page letter to Spruce

© Natural History Museum


The letter was written from the Brig Jordeson on 19th September 1852, the vessel that saved the stricken survivors after they had endured ten harrowing days and nights in a small row boat, 200 miles from the nearest land, with water seeping into the boat from numerous holes. Wallace describes how he was “scorched by the sun, [his] hands nose and ears being completely skinned, and [was] drenched every day by the seas and spray”. They finally anchored ship at Deal, Kent, on 1st October with Wallace rejoicing to Spruce “Oh! Glorious day! Here we are on shore at Deal where the ship is at anchor. Such a dinner! Oh! Beef steaks and damson tart, a paradise for hungry sinners.” The joy at being back on dry land in England is clear to see, made even more poignant by the terrible storms they had to endure in the English Channel the night before they anchored; storms, in which “many vessels were lost”.  



Alfred Russel Wallace was born in Usk, Monmouthshire on 8th January 1823, the eighth of nine children. Leaving school at 14 due to his family’s financial constraints, he trained as a land-surveyor, working with his brother William until 1843, when, owing to a down-turn in work, he lost his job. This turn of fate led him to meet budding young amateur naturalist Henry Walter Bates (1825-1892) in Leicester, Bate’s hometown, after Wallace accepted a job at the Collegiate School there. Wallace moved to Neath, Wales in 1845, but kept in regular contact with Bates, and it was this friendship that first stirred in Wallace an interest in entomology.


A seed was sown in Wallace’s mind after reading William Henry Edward’s book A Voyage up the River Amazon, and early in 1848 he began making plans with Bates for their own voyage to South America. This idea came to fruition as the two young, eager friends set sail from Liverpool on 26th April 1848 bound for Pará (Belém).      




For Wallace the aim of their Amazon trip was two-fold. Firstly, they were to go and collect specimens of birds, insects and other animals not only for their private collections, but also to sell to collectors and museums across Europe. Secondly, Wallace went with the aim of attempting to discover the mechanism of evolution. Having read the controversial Vestiges of Natural History of Creation by Robert Chambers in 1845, he became convinced of the reality of evolution, which was then known by the term of transmutation. Indeed, in a letter to Bates in 1847, he asserted that he sought to “take one family, to study thoroughly- principally with a view to the theory of the origin of species”.    


(Left) Alfred Russel Wallace, 1848. © Natural History Museum

Wallace and Bates parted company whilst there to focus on different areas, with Wallace travelling around the Amazon basin and Rio Negro. It was here he made beautifully intricate drawings of fish species he found on the Rio Negro, and also used his land surveying skills to create a wonderfully detailed map of the Rio Negro; so detailed and accurate that it became the standard map of the river for many years.


Wallace decided to leave the Amazon in 1852 after becoming quite poorly. He sadly lost his brother, Edward, in June 1851 to yellow fever, after Edward had joined Wallace and Bates early on the expedition. Wallace boarded the brig Helen on 12th July, sailing for 26 days before disaster struck.Wallace describes very candidly in his letter to Spruce the frantic moments after the discovery of the fire and the realisation that they would need to abandon ship. He managed to run back to his cabin and collect some items together in a small tin box. He tells Spruce he felt “foolish” in saving his watch and money. However, once aboard the life-boat his regrets at not having “saved some new shoes, cloth coat and trousers” are clear to see. Tragically, Wallace lost all of his natural history specimens, so painstakingly collected over the previous two years; the specimens he collected during the first two years having been successfully posted back to his agent, and he recounts this tragedy to Spruce in the letter:


(Below) One of the intricate fish drawings Wallace was able to save before abandoning the Brig Helen © Natural History Museum


NaturalHistoryMuseum_PictureLibrary_030319_Comp.JPG“My collections however were in the hold and were irrevocably lost. And now I begin to think, that almost all the reward of my four years of privation and danger were lost. What I had hitherto sent home had little more than paid my expenses and what I had in the “Helen” I calculated would realise near £500 (around £30,000 in today’s money). But even all this might have gone with little regret had not far the richest part of my own private collection gone also. All my private collection of insects and birds since I left Pará was with me, and contained hundreds of new and beautiful species which would have rendered (I had fondly hoped) my cabinet, as far regards American species, one of the finest in Europe”


A few gems from this trip, however, do survive, and are preserved by us here at the Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Linnean Society. When in his cabin, frantically trying to fit as much as he could in his tin box, Wallace scooped up the drawings he had made of the fishes of the Rio Negro and of Amazonian palms. The Library’s Special Collections now hold the four volumes of fish drawings, with the palm drawings held by the Linnean. The specimens of palms collected, which are now housed in Kew’s Herbarium were sent back during the first two years of the expedition.


At the end of his letter to Spruce, written from London on 8th October, Wallace muses about his next trip. He mentions the Andes or the Philippines as possible destinations for his next collecting expedition. However, Wallace, in 1854, headed out to explore the islands of the Malay Archipelago (Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia), spending eight years there and finally realising his aim of uncovering the mechanism of evolution – a theory that came to him as he was recovering from fever in Ternate in early 1858. An essay followed; one that was sent to Charles Darwin, received in June 1858, and which was read on 1st July at the Linnean Society in London, alongside Darwin’s own paper on the subject, and which led to the “Darwin-Wallace Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection”. The rest they say, is history.


This letter caught my imagination as soon as I read it, as it highlights the real danger faced by those who travelled to far flung corners of the world in the hope of advancing our understanding of the natural world, in sometimes dangerous and harsh conditions. I also really feel for Wallace having lost the fruits of his hard fought labour. However, every story has a silver lining and Wallace’s Malay Archipelago trip certainly must have helped heal the wounds of the lost Amazon collections. The result of eight years hard work in south-east Asia was an unrivalled collection of 110,000 insects, 7,500 shells, 8,050 bird skins, and 410 mammal and reptile specimens, including well over a thousand species new to science. His book The Malay Archipelago, first published in 1869, is the most celebrated travel book of that region and has not been out of print since it was first published.


The letter to Spruce forms part of the Wallace Collection held in the NHM Library & Archives, and is included in the Wallace Correspondence Project, a three year project based in the Library & Archives, which aims to create a catalogue of all known surviving correspondence to and from Wallace and to make the catalogue available online. You can find out more about the project here Wallace Correspondence Project and look out for the catalogue of correspondence which will be launching this autumn on the Museum’s website.






Like all areas of the Natural History Museum, the Library & Archives are proud to take part in the Volunteer and Work Experience programme.


This week we had two new additions to the team, Christina (intership) and Jessica (work experience).


Jessica has joined us for two weeks, she is a 16 year old student from St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School, Finchley.








In her first four days Jessica has already been busy working on a number projects and getting involved in the work of the other Library & Archives staff.










She has been listing and describing birds from two volumes of watercolours from the collection of Margaret Bushby Lascelles Cockburn (1829-1928), an english lady resident of India, until her death at the age of ninety nine.


A task she has already completed!








In addition Jessica has been working on an album from a collection of Earth Sciences (specifically palaeontology) themed stamps. As is often the case the stamps were collected and put into country order, so Jessica has been indexing the individual subjects (dinosuars, fossils etc) so that researchers can unlock the collection.








During her stay Jessica will be given the opportunity to learn about the work of different members of the Library & Archives team, as well as attending a Nature Live talk.


We hope Jessica enjoys her stay with us, even though she has the dreaded GCSE exam results day during the two weeks!


Item of the Month August 2012 - “After watching them on the big screen….” Itstimeusaurus: The Natural History Museum and Jurassic Park


This month’s item comes from the Museum Archive and is an example of contemporary material in this collection which documents the work of the Natural History Museum since its earliest days.



In 1992, a new dinosaur display was opened by HRH Diana, Princess of Wales which included full-size robotic and static models.  This display proved to be enormously popular not just with the Princess who brought with her two sons William and Harry to the opening but also with the public.

Visitor numbers which were up by 250,000 that year and to this day the dinosaurs gallery is one of the most visited in the Museum.

A year later, in 1993, after the release Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster dinosaur film “Jurassic Park” the Museum’s profile remained on a high, this was no accident as the Museum worked hard to utilise the connections between its dinosaur collections and the film.


A file recently accessioned by Museum Archive details how the Museum worked closely with the movie’s producers to create publicity for the Museum and how popularity of the film was used to spark public interest in visiting the Museum and its collections.img020.jpg


This Press Office file outlines how the Museum sought to generate this attention, including overviews of Museum press and TV coverage. Meetings were held between The Natural History Museum, MCA Merchandising and Universal International Pictures which resulted in a licensing agreement which saw the Museum as one of the 40 licensees to market Jurassic Park branded merchandise.


img021.jpgAdvertising strategies are also discussed and from the file we see how Universal International Pictures agreed to distribute posters on behalf of The Natural History Museum to cinemas within the M25 radius so that the Museum was prominently advertised alongside the film.



Correspondence concerning themed events, such as lectures given by John Horner, the palaeontologist who inspired the Jurassic Park books, also features here and gives insight into the amount of work undertaken by the Museum’s staff in order to develop an engaging dinosaur and film related programme of public events.



No blockbuster movie is launched without a star-studded premiere and Jurassic Park’s offered just that. Held in 1993 and organised by the Museum, the premiere was again attended by Museum Patron, HRH The Princess of Wales, and was held in aid of The Natural History Museum and Turning Point, with all proceeds split between the two charities. The post-premier party hosted by Universal International Pictures was held in the Museum’s Central Hall where, according to the file guests were treated to ‘dinosaur themed food’!



This Press Office file is just one of the recently catalogued archive files that deal with publicity and media communications undertaken by the Museum during the 1990s, if you are interested in discovering more about the history of the Museum and its records please visit Archive webpages or contact the Museum Archive for more information or to arrange a visit. 










Last week the Library & Archives had the pleasure once again, of taking part in the annual Young Graduates for Museums and Galleries programme.















We always love the mix of reactions the students give us to the collection they see!





Now in its eighth year, the scheme gives a group of 16-18 year old talented and gifted students from inner London, the opportunity to go behind the scenes of major Museum and Galleries in London.















Those instiututions involved are: the Natural History Museum, Tate, British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum.







                                                                                        They always listen intently and ask lots of questions



Twenty five students spent their day at the NHM behind the scenes, learning about the interesting work of the scientists and staff, with the hope that it would inspire some to want to work here.


At the end of the programme the students are given the opportunity to work at one of the organisations, on a summer internship during the holidays.



During their visit to the Library & Archives the students were shown examples from our special collections, including an original handwritten page by Charles Darwin from his On the Origin of Species manuscript draft and original artwork by Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826), from the H.M.S. Investigator expedition to Australia, 1801-1803.








We hope they all enjoyed their day, as much as we enjoyed meeting them and showing them some of our gems.


Roll on YGMG 2013!











An opportunity to learn about our rich art collection


Our art gallery 'Images of Nature' will be closed between 3rd - 12th September 2012 inclusively.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


The Library catalogue is available online at Library Catalogue

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


Anthropology / Palaeontology





Dissent with modification : human origins, palaeolithic archaeology and evolutionary anthropology in Britain 1859 - 1901 / John McNabb

Oxford : Archaeopress, 2012

A 1A o MCN







Dans l'épaisseur du temps : archéologues et géologues inventent la préhistoire / coordonné par Arnaud Hurel & Noël Coye.

Paris : Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, 2011

P 3 o HUR




Stratigraphic paleobiology : understanding the distribution of fossil taxa in time and space / Mark E. Patzkowsky & Steven M. Holland

Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012

P 15J p PAT




Moray and Caithness : a landscape fashioned by geology / by Clive Auton, Jon Merritt and Kathryn Goodenough

Perth : Scottish Natural Heritage, 2011

P 72Ab o AUT




The Outer Hebrides : a landscape fashioned by geology / Kathryn Goodenough

Perth : Scottish Natural Heritage, 2007

P 72Ab o GOO




Southwest Scotland : a landscape fashioned by geology / by Andrew McMillian and Phil Stone

Perth : Scottish Natural Heritage, 2008

P 72Ab o MCM




Northeast Scotland : a landscape fashioned by geology / by Jon Merritt & Graham Leslie

Perth : Scottish Natural Heritage, 2009

P 72Ab o MER




Current catalogue of figured types and specimens in the palaeontological collections of the Czech Geological Survey. Vol. 1, 1960-2011 / Petr Budil and Marika Steinová.

Prague : Czech Geological Survey, 2011

P 72S q CES




Basic geological mapping / Richard J. Lisle, Peter J. Brabham and John W. Barnes

Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011

P 89 o LIS








Concise herb guide / The Wildlife Trusts ; Series Editor: Krystyna Mayer

London : New Holland, 2012.

B 615.10 MAY



Rečnik botaničkih morfoloških pojmova / Radiša Jančić ; editor, Dragan M. Škorić.

[Dictionary of the botanical morphological terms]

Belgrade : Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2010.




John Ray's Cambridge catalogue (1660) / translated and edited by P. H. Oswald and C. D. Preston.

London : Ray Society, 2011.




The wild orchids of Hong Kong / Gloria Barretto, Phillip Cribb and Stephan Gale ; with contributions by Karen Barretto, Ruy Barretto and Mark Isaac-Williams ; colour plates and line drawings by John Eyre ... [et al.].

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd. in association with Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, 2011.

582.4P169 BAR



Australian carnivorous plants / Greg Bourke, Richard Nunn.

Poole, Dorset, England : Redfern Natural History Productions, 2012.

B 581.137 BOU Q




Biodiversity of Marganai and Montimannu (Sardinia) : research in the framework of the ICP forests network / edited by = a cura di Gianluca Nardi, Daniel Whitmore, Marco Bardiani, Daniele Birtelle, Franco Mason, Laura Spada, Pierfilippo Cerretti

Verona : Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversita Forestale Bosco Fontana di Verona, 2011

E 72I q NAR



The hexapod Wizard of the Golden Island, Kingmen National Park / Chang, Yung Jen

Taiwan: Kinmen National Park, 2011

E 73H o CHA Vol. 1 & 2



Taiwan qiao xing chong / Huiyong Li

Taiwan: Kiss Publication, 2004

E COLEOPTERA L.80 Vol. 1,2 & booklet





Cuvier's history of natural sciences : twenty-four lessons from antiquity to the Renaissance / edited and annotated by Theodore W. Pietsch ; foreword by Philippe Taquet ; translated by Abby J. Simpson

Paris : Publications scientifiques du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, 2012.

L 10A o PIE



Proceedings of the International Symposium Speciation in Ancient Lakes, SIAL III : volume 1, Irkutsk, September 2-7 2002 / edited by Alexei Ivanov ... [et al.].

Berlin : Weinert, 2003

L 10E q IVA



An historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators; including those lately undertaken by order of his present Majesty : the whole faithfully extracted from the journals of the voyagers ... Vol. 2 / David Henry

Milton Keynes : Lightning Source, 2011.

L 70 o HEN



Le stagioni dei maceri : passato, presente e futuro delle "isole d'acqua" ferraresi = The seasons of the retting pools : past, present and future of the "islands of water" in the Ferrara district / a cura di = edited by Carla Corazza

Latina : Edizioni Belvedere, 2009

L 72I o COR



The sound of the sky / Daena Murray

[Darwin, N.T.] : Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory ; Darwin, NT : Charles Darwin University Press, 2006

L 77Cb q MUR



Expedição Langsdorff ao Brasil, 1821-1829.

Rio de Janeiro : Edições Alumbramento : Livroarte Editora, 1988.

L 83 q EKS Vol. 1, 2 & 3





Amazing agates : Lake Superior's banded gemstone / written by Scott F. Wolter ; illustrated by Rick Kollath

Duluth, MN : Kollath-Stensaas Pub., 2010

M 553.878(77) WOL



Ornithology (Tring)


Das Kompendium der Vögel Mitteleuropas : ein umfassendes Handbuch zu Biologie, Gefährdung und Schutz / Hrsg. von Hans-Günther Bauer ... [et al.] ; unter Mitarb. von Sabine Baumann ... [et al.].

[The compendium of the birds of central Europe: a comprehensive handbook to biology, threat and protection]

Wiebelsheim : Aula, 2012.




WeBS Alerts III : methodological and presentational considerations / Philip W. Atkinson, Graham E. Austin & Mark M. Rehfisch

Thetford : National Centre for Ornithology, 2012

ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M              






Living in a seasonal world : thermoregulatory and metabolic adaptations / Thomas Ruf ... [et al.], editors.

Heidelberg ; London : Springer, 2012

Z 13B o RUF



Web of nature : Martin Lister (1639-1712), the first arachnologist / by Anna Marie Roos

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011

Z 96A o LIS



Identification of eggs and larvae of marine fishes / edited by Arthur W.Kendall, Jr.

Hadano : Tokai University Press, 2011




Field and laboratory methods in primatology : a practical guide / edited by Joanna M. Setchell and Deborah J. Curtis. (2nd edition)

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011




Dolphin confidential : confessions of a field biologist / Maddalena Bearzi

Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.




Antiguan shallow-water seashells : a collection with 18 years study and research of shoreline shells from Antigua, West Indies / Deng Yan Zhang

Wellington, Florida : MdM Publishing, 2011




The Dice Snake, <Natrix tessellata> : biology, distribution and conservation of a Palaearctic species / editor: Konrad Mebert

Rheinbach : Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde, 2011




The Natural History Museum in Tring, Hertfordshire, was the brainchild of one man – its remarkable founder Walter Rothschild. 


Walter was a scientist and collector, as well as museum-founder, and in addition to all this was the eldest son of the Rothschild banking family – therefore having to balance his scientific passion with his familial responsibilities. 



On his death in 1937 Walter bequeathed his extensive collections and his museum to the nation, and the Natural History Museum as South Kensington has been managing it ever since.






    Exterior, Tring Natural History Museum





The correspondence of Tring Museum, particularly from the time of Walter, is incredibly rich – partially because that museum was so small in comparison to the South Ken museum, and so letter writing was often much less bureaucratic and more informal and discursive.

Interior, Tring Natural History Museum.jpg

                                                                            Interior, Tring Natural History Museum




This correspondence contains letters from wide range of writers - specimen dealers, taxidermists, artists, scientists, publishers and booksellers, museum curators and tradesmen. 


Some of the most engaging material though is from the large number of collectors which Walter employed, many of whom travelled the world acquiring specimens for him - writing from all over the globe including jungles, war zones, tropical islands, and prisoner of war camps.  In their letters these collectors would often detail their personal experiences and problems they encountered on their expeditions as much as the scientific detail of the collecting they were carrying out.


One particularly fascinating case (although there are many many more) is Edward Baker (1864-1944), a British ornithologist and police officer who worked in Assam, India. Baker was not a professional collector, but sent a great many eggs and birdskins to Tring in the 1890s, and also went on to publish books about the birds of India.


Letter from Edward Baker.bmp




His correspondence really shows the close relationships between the Tring Museum curators and collectors out in the field.

It seems that collecting and trading birds with Tring was a way for Baker to stay connected with the ornithological community in Europe, whilst being stationed far away in India.


He mentions being quite lonely and often invites one of Walter’s curators to come and visit him (suggesting he stay a whole year!). 

Baker also talks about the size of his collection, and it being the best collection of Indian bird eggs in the world. Sadly enough, later on, however, he does then have to sell his collections as his family grows and he has less time for collecting.


Perhaps the most exemplary letter from Baker to the museum, however, is that in 1894 where he begins ‘I don’t think I have written to you since my accident.  I got very badly bitten about the left arm by a leopard & have had to have it taken off in consequence’.






       Letter from Edward Baker to Tring Museum

This sentence alone would seem to sum up every cliché we hold dear of the Victorian gentleman – stiff upper lip, focussed, utterly blasé about his hardships.  The fact that this is the last mention of this in his letter, and he then goes on to discuss entirely separate matters – as if the loss of an arm is only a very minor incident! – is, if someone of an extreme, perhaps indicative of the dedication of some Victorian scientists!


This letter, and a number of others, are on display at the Tring Museum as part of their Daring Explorers exhibition.  This free exhibition runs until 12 November 2012, and tells the story of what life was like for a Victorian collector – where they went, the specimens they collected, and the hardships they faced.

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