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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 or 020 7942 5460


Anthropology / Palaeontology


Quantifying the evolution of early life : numerical approaches to the evaluation of fossils and ancient ecosystems

Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2011

P 15A q QUA


Rudolph Glossop and the rise of geotechnology : selected journals, diaries and letters

Dunbeath, Caithness : Whittles, 2010

P 65 o WIL


Riddle of the feathered dragons : hidden birds of China

New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.

P 20e q FED


Quaternary glaciations : extent and chronology : a closer look

Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier Science Publishers, 2011

P 14 q EHL


The Eurypterid <Stoermeropterus conicus> from the Lower Silurian of the Pentland Hills, Scotland

London : Palaeontographical Society, 2011

P 26 q LAM


The lithic assemblages of Qafzeh Cave / Erella Hovers

Oxford : OUP, 2009

A 2 q HOV







A bibliography of taxonomic revisions for vascular plants in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand : The Forest Herbarium, 2011.

581.9 (593) MAU


Flora Zambesiaca. Volume 12, Part one, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana

London : Published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for the Flora Zambesiaca Managing Committee, 2012.

581.9 (689) EXE


Flora of China. Volume 23, Acoraceae through Cyperaceae

Beijing : Science Press ; St. Louis : Missouri Botanical Garden, 2010.

581.9 (51) FLO Q


Hua nan ku ju tai ke zhi wu / zhu bian Wei Yigang ; Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Zhongguo ke xue yuan, Guangxi zh wu yan jiu suo = Gesneriaceae of South China

Nanning : Guangxi ke xue ji shu chu ban she, 2010.

582.4 P119 WEI Q


Zhong guo tai xian zhi = Flora bryophytorum sinicorum. Vol. 9, Takakiales, Calobryales, Jungermanniales / red. principalis Gao Chien

Beijing : Science Press, 2003.

BRYOPHYTES 582.32 (5) FLO (9)


Zhong guo tai xian zhi = Flora bryophytorum Sinicorum. Vol. 5, Isobryales / Redactores principales

Publisher info: Beijing : Science Press, 2011.

BRYOPHYTES 582.32 (5) FLO (5)





The Myriapoda. Volume 1

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011



Ecological and environmental physiology of insects

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012

E 10C o HAR


Wading for bugs : exploring streams with the experts

Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2011

E 27 o LI


Non-native and invasive ticks : threats to human and animal health in the United States

Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2011






Evaluación rápida de la biodiversidad y aspectos socioecosistémicos del Ramal de Calderas :Andes de Venezuela /|ceditores: Anabel Rial B. ... [et al] = Rapid assessment of the biodiversity and socio-ecosystem aspects of the Ramal de Calderas, Venezuelan Andes

Arlington, Va. : Conservation International, Center for Applied Diversity Science, 2010.

L 76B q EVA


The evidence for evolution

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011

L 9E o ROG


The theory of ecology

Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011

L 10A o THE


Aralkum-- a man-made desert : the desiccated floor of the Aral Sea (Central Asia)

Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, 2012

L 10E o ECO


The analysis of biological data

Greenwood Village, Colo. : Roberts and Co. Publishers, 2009

L 93 o WHI


Introduction to metadata

Los Angeles, CA : Getty Research Institute, 2008



Bioinformatics for omics data : methods and protocols

New York, N.Y. : Humana, 2011

L 93 q BIO


The science of imaging : an introductio

Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2011

L 83 o SAX



Ornithology (Tring)


Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels of North America : a photographic guide / Steve N.G. Howell ; in collaboration with J. Brian Patteson, Kate Sutherland, and Debra L. Shearwater.

Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, 2012.






Harpacticoid copepods from the Sussex coast (eastern English Channel) : records 1992-1997

Brighton : Booth Museum of Natural History, 2011



Iashcheritsy V'etnama=Lizards in Vitenam

Moskva : KMK. Tovarishchestvo nauchnykh izdaniÄ­, 2008



Primate sexuality : comparative studies of the prosimians, monkeys, apes and human beings

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012




Watercolour and pencil drawings of birds, mammals and boats of the Shetland Islands, with some drawings of plants of England and Scotland (1918-1974)



Grey Geese, Scotland

Image ref: 039659


Muriel Helen Dawson was born in Canterbury, New Zealand in 1897 and came to England in 1913 where she enrolled as a student at the Richmond School of Art. By 1918 she was at Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, attending the Southend School of Art, and later that year moved to London where she studied at the Royal College of Art.



Charadrius hiaticula, common ringed plover

Image ref: 039663


Dawson moved to the Shetland Islands in the late 1950’s, where she sketched and painted prodigiously, amassing a collection of sketchbooks of drawings of mainly birds, mammals and landscapes. All of these, along with some earlier work, were bequeathed to the Natural History Museum upon her death in 1974.


To see more of Muriel's work please visit the NHM Picture Library




Feast of St. Stephen, Sussex, England

Image ref: 039657




The Natural History Museum's Centre for Arts and Humanities Research (CAHR) is delighted to announce the launch of a new website, Nathaniel Wallich and Indian Natural History at, highlighting an innovative collaboration between the Natural History Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the British Library.


The website, hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, reunites a significant part of Wallich's collections by making available digitised images of more than 300 drawings, several hundred associated herbarium specimens, and 110 files of documents from the India Office Records and Private Papers at the British Library.


For further information about the website, the development of which has been generously funded by the World Collections Programme, please see the website or contact the Head of CAHR, Julie Harvey on or 020 7942 5241.







To coincide with the new theme of Australian 18th century artwork in the Images of Nature Gallery, our Special Collections Librarian Lisa Di Tommaso and Aboriginal Australian artist Daniel Boyd will be taking part in a Nature Live event on Tuesday 7th February.





The Museum holds in its collections fascinating drawings of the Australian landscape and the people of the Eora Nation, seen through the eyes of British settlers. It gives a rare insight into the establishment of the first British penal colony in Port Jackson, from 1788 onwards, and the flora, fauna and people they encountered.










Portrait of an aboriginal man named Balloderree, from the Watling Collection
by Port Jackson painter

Image No.  012058






Come and join them both discussing their work, learn about this part of Australian history and a chance to see some of these fascinating paintings.



This event is free and suitable for adults.


The talk begins at 14.30 in the Attenborough Studio in the Darwin Centre.














Macropus giganteus, eastern gray kangaroo and Xanthorrhoea sp., grasstree

by George Raper

Image No.  015156


The Library catalogue is available online at Library Catalogue

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Neanderthal lifeways, subsistence and technology : one hundred fifty years of Neanderthal study / edited by Nicholas J. Conard, Jürgen Richter
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2011
A 6 q CON

The Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov. Volume 3, Mammalian taphonomy : the assemblages of layers V-5 and V-6 / Rivka Rabinovich ... [et al.]
Dordrecht ; London ; New York : Springer, c2012
A 6 q GOR

Taphonomy at Kalkbank : investigations of a Middle Stone Age Open-air Site in Limpopo Province, South Africa / Jarod M. Hutson
Saarbrücken : VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010
A 2 o HUT


Fossils of the Whitby coast : a photographic guide / Dean R. Lomax
Manchester : Siri Scientific Press, 2011J
P 72Aa/2 o LOM

Urumaco and Venezuelan paleontology : the fossil record of the northern neotropics / edited by Marcelo R. Sánchez-Villagra, Orangel A. Aguilera, and Alfredo A. Carlini
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2010
P 76C q URU

Forerunners of mammals : radiation, histology, biology / edited by Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2012
P 17 q FOR





Plantes des villages et des parcs du Nunavik = Plants of the villages and the parcs of Nunavik / Marcel Blondeau, Claude Roy ; collaboration, Alain Cuerrier.
Québec : Éditions MultiMondes, 2010.
581.9(714) BLO

Grasses of subtropical eastern Australia : a guide to common grasses - native and introduced / author, Margaret Elliott.
Brighton, Qld. : Nullum Publications, 2008.
581.9(94) ELL

Some aspects of the botany of the Shetland Islands / Walter Scott
Scalloway, Shetland : The author, 2011.

Johann Heinrich Tiemeroth der Jüngere (1699-1768) : ein thüringischer Botaniker-Arzt und hervorragender Pflanzenmaler / Eberhard Mey.
Rudolstadt : Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg Rudolstadt, 2011.

Shenzhen zhi wu zhi = Flora of Shenzhen / [bian yan Shenzhen Shi cheng shi guan li ju ... et al.]]
g Shi : Zhongguo lin ye chu ban she, 2010.
581.9(51) SHE Q






God's philosophers : how the medieval world laid the foundations of modern science / James Hannam
London : Icon, 2010, c2009.
L 3 o HAN


Life ascending : the ten great inventions of evolution / Nick Lane.
London : Profile, 2009.
L 9E o LAN


Conservation treatment methodology / Barbara Appelbaum
[Lexington, KY] : [s,n.], c2011, [c2010]
L 81 o APP


Intangible natural heritage : new perspectives on natural objects / edited by Eric Dorfman.
New York : Routledge, 2012.
L 84 o INT






Atlas of non-silicate minerals in thin section / Joan Carles Melgarejo and R. F. Martin
Québec : Mineralogical Association of Canada, 2011
M 553.3 MEL


Ornithology (Tring)


The albatross and the fish : linked lives in the open seas / Robin W. Doughty and Virginia Carmichael ; foreword by H.R.H Prince of Wales ; introduction by John Croxall.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 87 DOU                    


The effects on waterbirds of dredging at the Cardiff Bay Barrage Report for 2009/10 / A.S.C.P. Cook & N.H.K. Burton
Thetford : British Trust for Ornithology, 2010.
ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M                      


Identifying a range of options to prevent or reduce avian collision with offshore wind farms using a UK-based case study. / Cook, A.S.C.P. ...[et al.]
Thetford : British Trust for Ornithology, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY S 103 M                      


Repeat breeding bird survey of the National Forest (English Midlands) in 2010 / John H Marchant, David G Noble & Steven Haynes.
Thetford : British Trust for Ornithology, 2011.



Early  Maine wildlife : historical accounts of Canada lynx, moose, mountain  lion, white-tailed deer, wolverine, wolves, and woodland caribou,  1603-1930 / by Wiliam B. Krohn and Christopher L. Hoving.
Orono : University of Maine Press, 2010.
Z 75C q KRO

Biology of earthworms / Ayten Karaca, editor.
Heidelberg : Springer, 2011.

Carnivore ecology and conservation : a handbook of techniques / edited by Luigi Boitani, Roger A. Powell.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.

Passive acoustic monitoring of cetaceans / Walter M. X. Zimmer.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011

The seashells of Tasmania : a comprehensive guide / Simon Grove.
Taroona : Taroona Publications, 2011.