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41 Posts tagged with the library tag

The new Biodiversity Heritage Library User Interface is active today. 


Please take a look and  I suggest you check out the guide to the new BHL Guide to the New BHL .


A blog post has been set up, with links tweets and Facebook posts. 


Of particular interest will be the ability to search BHL by articles (>80,000 will be indexed and available in BHL by the launch) and improvements to the PDF generation process.


Coincidentally BHL Europe is launching today.


Its an exciting time for BHL and all associated with it.  We hope th users will find the new site an BHL a useful additional tool in their portfolio.  PLease send your comments to or leave a comment on the blog post.


Alison Harding


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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.

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Deconstructing Olduvai : a taphonomic study of the Bed 1 sites/by Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Rebeca Barba Egido and Charles P. Egeland
Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer, c2007.
A 2 q DOM

The evolution of hominin diets : integrating approaches to the study of Palaeolithic subsistence /edited by Jean-Jacques Hublin and Michael P. Richards.
[Dordrecht] : Springer, c2009.
A 6 q HUB

The cave of Fontéchevade : recent excavations and their paleoanthropological implications / Philip G. Chase ... [et al.].
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
A 6 q CAV

The faunas of Hayonim Cave, Israel : a 200,000-year record of Paleolithic diet, demography, and society / Mary C. Stiner ; with contributions by Ofer Bar-Yosef …[et al.]
Cambridge, Mass.: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 2005.
A 2 q STI


The geologic evolution of Saudi Arabia : a voyage through space and time / David Grainger
Jeddah : Saudi Geological Survey, 2007.
P 73Da q GRA





Plant diversity of Lakshadweep Islands / C. Sudhakar Reddy, P.S. Roy.
Dehra Dun, India : Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2011.
581.9(54) SUD

Application of diatom biofacies in reconstructing the evolution of sedimentary basins : records from the southern Baltic Sea differentiated by the extent of the Holocene marine transgressions and human impact / by Malgorzata Witak.
Ruggell, Liechtenstein : A.R.G. Gantner Verlag, 2010.

Checklist of lichenized and lichenicolous fungi from Colombia / H.J.M. Sipman, W. Hekking & J. Aguirre-C.
Bogotá, D.C. : Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2008.

Zhongguo dou lan shu zhi wu = The genus Paphiopedilum in China / Liu Zhongjian ... [et al.] zhu.
Beijing : Ke xue chu ban she, 2009.
581.9(51) LIU Q

Die Moose des Nationalparks Harz eine kommentierte Artenliste / von Monika Koperski unter Mitarb. von Markus Preu*ing ... [et al.]
Wernigerode Nationalparkverwaltung Harz 2011.





Bumblebees : indispensable guide to identification, ecology and study of bumblebees / Oliver E. PrÅ·s-Jones & Sarah A. Corbet
3rd ed. Exeter : Pelagic Publishing, 2011.
E 72A o C

A treatise on the western hemisphere Caraboidea (Coleoptera) : their classification, distributions, and ways of life. Vol. 3, Carabidae - Loxomeriformes, Melaeniformes / Terry l. Erwin
Sofia ; Moscow : Pensoft, 2011

Ground beetles (Carabidae) of Greece / edited by Erik Arndt ... [et al.]
Sofia ; Moscow : Pensoft, 2011





Life stories / David Attenborough.
London : Collins, 2009.
1 o ATT


Biodiversity hotspots : distribution and protection of conservation priority areas / Frank E. Zachos, Jan Christian Habel, editors.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, c2011.
L 65A o BIO


Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622. Volume 1 & 2 / edited by Isabel Boavida, Hervé Pennec and Manuel João Ramos ; translated by Christopher Tribe.
Farnham : Ashgate, 2011.
Hakluyt Society. Third series
L 70 o HAK


A passion for nature : the life of John Muir / Donald Worster.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
L 96A o MUI


Edward Wilson's Antarctic notebooks / D.M. Wilson & C.J. Wilson
Cheltenham : Reardon, 2011.
L 96A q WIL






Layered silicates excluding micas and clay minerals / W.A. Deer, R.A. Howie, J. Zussman.
London : Geological Society, c2009.
M 549(02) DEE




Monstrous fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea : whaling in the medieval North Atlantic / by Vicki Ellen Szabo
Leiden : Brill, 2008.
Z 17I o SZA

The anatomy and physiology of the mammalian larynx / D.F.N. Harrison.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Ungulate taxonomy / Colin Groves and Peter Grubb.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Hunters in the trees : a natural history of arboreal snakes / Richard Sajdak.
Malabar: Krieger, 2010.

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L'Europe des derniers chasseurs : Épipaléolithique et Mésolithique / édité par André Thévenin ; sous la direction scientifique de Pierre Bintz.
Paris : Éditions du CTHS, 1999
A 3 q UNI

The comparative approach in evolutionary anthropology and biology / Charles L. Nunn
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011
A 1 o NUN

British Lower Palaeolithic : stones in contention / John McNabb
London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
A 3 o MCN


Transylvanian dinosaurs / David B. Weishampel and Coralia-Maria Jianu
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
P 20e o WEI

Fossils in amber : remarkable snapshots of prehistoric forest life / David Penney & David I. Green ; edited by Yuri M. Marusik
Manchester : Siri Scientific Press, c2011
P 26 o PEN

Dinosaurs of eastern Iberia / edited by Àngel Galobart, Maite Suñer, and Begoña Poza ; translated by Albert Prieto-Márquez
Bloomington: Indiana University Press ; [Barcelona] : Published in association with Institut Català Paleontologia, c2011.
P 20e o DIN





Diatoms of Europe : Diatoms of the European inland waters and comparable habitats. Volume 6, Eunotia and some related genera / ed. by Horst Lange-Bertalot.
ll : Gantner, 2011.
DIATOMS 582.261(4) KRA

The lichens of Ireland : an introductory guide / Paul Whelan.
Cork : Collins, 2011.

Plants and habitats of European cities / editors : John G. Kelcey and Norbert Müller
[Dordrecht] : Springer Verlag 2009.

Eesti puudel kasvavad suursamblikud = epiphytic macrolichens of Estonia = •epifitnye makrolishainiki •Estonii / Tiina Randlane ... [et al.].
Tartu : Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, 2011.

Taxonomic revision of three hundred Indian subcontinental Pteridophytes with a revised census-list : a new picture of fern-taxonomy and nomenclature in the Indian subcontinent / C.R. Fraser-Jenkins.
Dehra Dun : Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2008.
FERNS 582.35(54) FRA

Sesame : the genus Sesamum / edited by Dorothea Bedigian.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2011.
581.48 BED Q





Styles of reasoning in the British life sciences : shared assumptions, 1820-1858 / by James Elwick.
London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2007
L 3 o ELW

Species and communities in extreme environments : festschrift towards the 75th anniversary and a laudatio in honour of academician Yuri Ivanovich Chernov / edited by S.I. Golovatch ... [et al.].
Sofia : Pensoft ; Moscow : KMK Scientific Press, 2009.
L 7 o SPE

Evolution : the history of an idea / Peter J. Bowler.
3rd ed.  Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003.
L 9D o BOW

The diversity of life in African freshwaters : underwater, under threat : and analysis of the status and distribution of freshwater species throughout mainland Africa / edited by William Darwall ... [et al.].
Gland, Switzerland : IUCN, c2011.
L 74 q DIV

A student's guide to the seashore / J. D. Fish and S. Fish
3rd ed. New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011.
L 87 o FIS






Statistical Methods in Analytical Chemistry (Chemical Analysis: A Series of Monographs on Analytical Chemistry and Its Applications) / Peter C. Meier and Richard E. Zund
New York ; Chichester : Wiley, 2000
M 543 MEI




Donkey / Jill Bough.
London : Reaktion Books, 2011.
Z 3A o BOU

Pig / Brett Mizelle.
London : Reaktion Books, 2011.
Z 3A o MIZ

Mammals of Indiana : a field guide / John O. Whitaker, Jr.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010.

Nudibranchs encyclopedia : catalogue of Asia/Indo-Pacific sea slugs / Neville Coleman.
Springwood : Neville Coleman's Underwater Geographic Pty Ltd., 2008

Anfibios y reptiles de la Península Ibérica, Baleares y Canarias / Albert Masó, Manuel Pijoan ; fotografías de Albert Masó ... [et al.].
Barcelona : Omega, 2011.

A field guide to the frogs of Borneo / Robert F. Inger and Robert B. Stuebing ; photographs by R.B. Stuebing ... [et al.] ; illustrations by Tan Fui Lian.
Kota Kinabalu : Natural History Publications (Borneo), 2005.
"He that enlarges his curiosity after the works of nature, demonstrably multiplies the inlets to happiness"

This is the opening phrase of the preface to the third, 1799, edition of The Naturalist's and traveller's companion; by John Coakley Lettsom. M.D; where he defines the ultimate purpose of his book. A concise manual that has been somehow forgotten, it was a great achievement at it's time.

The first edition was published in London in 1772 by George Pearch and it seems to have sold out quickly as a second edition, corrected and enlarged followed in 1774, this time published by E & C Dilly also in London.

This is probably the first ever concise, modern, systematic and scientific manual on the preservation of natural history specimens and collections; giving advice not only on different aspects of capturing, finding, preserving, transporting and analysing plants, insects, fossils, animals and minerals but also on antiquities, religious rites, food, meteorology and even "precise directions for taking off impressions of cast from medals and coins".

The manual is also an incredibly practical, beautifully presented, well informed and advanced book that could be considered the founding publication for modern natural history preservation science. His advice on preserving natural history collections from pest attack anticipates by 200 years the groundbreaking Integrated Pest Management programs introduced in the last 20 years in Museums and Historic Houses:

It is uncertain if the manual was used by the great explorers of the period but given how popular it was at the time, it would be expected that copies of the book were carried on the many voyages of exploration that took place after its publication. It seems certain that Charles Darwin owned and used a copy although the great man was never known for being a good caretaker of his natural history collections.

John Coakley Lettsom was born in 1744 in Tortola, Virgin Islands. A Quaker concerned with anti-slavery, he manumitted the slaves from his two inherited plantations there; angering his plantation onwers neighbours then gaining their respect by setting up the first medical practice in the islands (with some of his former slaves trained as medical assistants) as he had become a doctor in Leiden, south Holland, in 1769.

Lettsom worked and travelled tirelessly all his life; famous for his commitment to his patients and the medical profession, he founded the Medical Society of London in 1775, the oldest in Britain and possibly in the world. In doing so, he showed great bravery and intelligence; parallel to his display of lateral thinking demonstrated in The Naturalist's and traveller's companion; by joining together the four branches of the medical profession in one society where they could share knowledge and experience:
Amazingly, he still had time to cultivate a famous garden in his London home, arranged according to the Linnaean system of classification:

The Library at the Natural History Museum also holds the original drawings made by his friend James Sowerby of the plants in Lettsom's garden, as well as a copy of his 1799 famous work "The natural history of the tea-tree".

Chris Ledgard's BBC4 Radio program: "What's eating your collections?" aired last September began quoting paragraphs from the Travellers's companion:

The Golden Age of Quaker Botanists by Ann Nichols, Cumbria, 2006.



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The climate connection : climate change and modern human evolution / Renée Hetherington, Robert G.B. Reid.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
A  3 o HET

Transitions in Prehistory : Essays in Honor of Ofer Bar-Yosef / edited by John J. Shea and Daniel E. Lieberman and J.J. Shea
Cambridge, MA : Oxbow Books, 2009
A 6 q SHE

Missing links : in search of human origins / John Reader ; [foreword by Andrew Hill].
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
A 3 o REA


Fossils of the Gault Clay / edited by Jeremy R. Young ... [et al.].
Publisher info: London : Palaeontological Association, 2010.
PS. 173B

T*retihorní fauna severo*ceské hnedouhelné pánve= Tertiary fauna of the North Bohemian Brown Coastal Basin/ Zden*ek Dvo*rák ... [et al.]
Praha : Nakladelstvi Granit, 2010.
P 72L q GRI

Living Dinosaurs: The evolutionary history of modern birds / Gareth Dyke
Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
P 18 q LIV





The annotated memoirs of the life and botanical travels of André Michaux / by J.P.F. Deleuze ; translated from the French by Carl D.E. Köenig and John Sims ... edited, with postscript by Charlie Williams.
Athens, Ga. : Fevertree Press, 2011.
92 MIC Q

Fogli botanici : le famiglie della flora italiana : rappresentate nell'Erbario di Alfonso e Ada Sella / Rosa Camoletto ; fotografate da Angelo Garoglio.
Torino : Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, 2008.
58.005 SEL CAM

A flora of King's Lynn / Frances Schumann & Robin Stevenson
[Norfolk] : Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, 2011.

Catálogo regional de especies vegetales amenazadas de Extremadura, actualizado con La Lista Roja de la Flora Vascular Española 2008 / coordinación de la edición María Jesús Palacios González ... [et al.] ; auctores Francisco María Vazquez Pardo ... [et al.].
[Merida] : Junta de Extremadura, 2010.

A checklist of the flowering plants in southeast Yunnan / Yu-Min Shui & Wen-Hong Chen = Yunnan dong nan bu you hua zhi wu ming lu / Shui Yumin, Chen Wenhong zhu.
Kunming : Yunnan Pub. Group Corp. : Yunnan Science & Technology Press, 2010.
581.9(51) SHU

The plants of Acadia National Park / compiled and edited by Glen H. Mittelhauser ... [et al.] ; photographs by Marilee Lovit, Donna Kausen, Glen H. Mittelhauser, and others.
Orono, Me. : University of Maine Press, 2010.
581.9(741) MIT

The genus Haworthia : Book 2, Parts 1 and 2 / Ingo Breuer
Preston : Alsterworthia International, 2011.
582.4P178 BRE Q

Haworthia update : Essays on Haworthia. Volume 6 / Bruce Bayer
Preston : Alsterworthia International, [2011].
582.4P178 BAY Q

The Bushman Candles / Charles Craib and John Lavranos
[Tygerpark] : Penrock Publ., 2009.
582.4P38 CRA Q

Plants of western New South Wales / by G.M. Cunningham ... [et al.].
Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., 2011.
581.9(944) CUN Q

Karsten Flora Columbiae. 2 / Giorgio Antei
Bogotá : Seguros Bolívar, 1997.
581.9(861) KAR F





Burke & Wills : the scientific legacy of the Victorian exploring expedition / edited by D. A. McCann and E. B. Joyce.
Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2011.
L 70 o BUR

A field guide to the southeast coast and Gulf of Mexico : coastal habitats, seabirds, marine mammals, fish and other wildlife / by Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch.
New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2012.
L 75 o PRO

Notebooks from New Guinea : reflections on life, nature, and science from the depths of the rainforest / by Vojtech Novotny.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
L 77Ba o NOV

The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820. Volume 3, letters 1789-1792 / edited by Neil Chambers.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2010.
L 96A o BAN

The Indian and Pacific Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks, 1768-1820. Volume 4, letters 1792 - 1798 / edited by Neil Chambers.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2011.
L 96A o BAN






Animal friendships / Anne Innis Dagg.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Z 10A o DAG

Wired wilderness : technologies of tracking and the making of modern wildlife / Etienne Benson.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Z 10G o BEN

Tropical fishes of the East Indies / Samuel Fallours.
[Köln] : Taschen, [c2010]
Z 22 q FAL

The ocean at home : an illustrated history of the aquarium / Bernd Brunner ; translated by Ashley Marc Slapp.
London : Reaktion Books, 2011.
Z 85B o BRU

Conservation of primates in Indochina / edited by Tilo Nadler, Benjamin Miles Rawson, Van Ngoc Thinh.
Hanoi : Frankfurt Zoological Society, Endangered Primate Rescue Center, Cuc Phuong National Park, and Conservation International, Indo-Burma Program, 2010.

Neogene Tonnoidean gastropods of tropical and South America : contributions to the Dominican Republic and Panama palaeontology projects and uplift of the Central American Isthmus / A.G. Beu
Ichaca, N.Y. : Paleontological Research Institution, 2010.


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Diversity, phylogeny, and evolution in the Monocotyledons : proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Comparative Biology of the Monocotyledons and the Fifth International Symposium on Grass Systematics and Evolution / edited by Ole Seberg ... [et al.].
Århus : Aarhus University Press ; Oakville, CT : International distributors, David Brown Book Company, 2010.
576.1 SEB

Second corrected and completed checklist of vascular plants recorded in the area of the prefecture of Samos (East Aegean Islands, Greece) : Samos, Ikaria and Fourni with remarks about the distribution, endangerment and first reports / Ruprecht Duell ; with special help of Heinz Kalheber.
[Germany : The authors], 2011.

Dispersal in plants : a population perspective / Roger Cousens, Calvin Dytham & Richard Law.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
581.16 COU Q

Flowers and herbs of early America / by Lawrence D. Griffith ; photography by Barbara Temple Lombardi.
New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2008.
58.006 WIL Q

Flora of China : llustrations. Volume 10, Fabaceae / Xu Langran ... [et al.] ; Wu Zhengyi and Peter H. Raven, co-chairs of the editorial committee.
Beijing : Science Press ; St. Louis : Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2011.
581.9(51) FLO Q



Tools for Identifying biodiversity - progress and problems: proceedings of the international congress, Paris, September 20 - 22, 2010, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle - Grand Amphithéâtre / Pier Luigi Nimis and Régine Vignes Lebbe (eds.)
Trieste : Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2010.
L 65A o TOO

Culture and climate change : recordings / edited by Robert Butler ... [et al.]
Cambridge : Shed, 2011.
L 86 o CUL

Social software in libraries : building collaboration, communication, and community online / Meredith G. Farkas.
Medford, N.J. : Information Today, c2007.



Ornithology (Tring)

Cladistics and the origin of birds : a review and two new analyses / by Frances C. James and John A. Pourtless IV.
Washington, D.C. : American Ornithologists' Union, 2009.
ORNITHOLOGY S 5101 E                      

Measuring birds : = Vögel vermessen / ed. by Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft. ; authors: Siegfried Eck ...[et al.]
Minden : Christ Media Natur, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 81 DEU                        

On the origin of species through heteropatric differentiation : a review and a model of speciation in migratory animals / by Kevin Winker.
Washington, D.C. : American Ornithologists' Union, 2010.
ORNITHOLOGY S 5101 E                      

Thomas R. Howell's check-list of the birds of Nicaragua as of 1993 / edited by Juan C. Martínez-Sánchez and Tom Will.
Washington, D.C. : American Ornithologists' Union, 2010.





The atlas of wild animals of Jilin Province (Amphibia, Reptilia and mammals) / Zuhui Jiang.
Z 73H o JIA

Zoos in the 21st century : catalysts for conservation? / edited by Alexandra Zimmermann ... [et al.]
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Z 85B o ZOO

Amphibia & Reptilia animal of world in coloured illustrations : =Shijie Liangxi Paxing Dongwu Yuanse Tujian / Song Ban & Shi Yuan.
Shijie Liangxi Paxing Dongwu Yuanse Tujian

Amphibians and reptiles of Tibet / written by Pipeng Li, Ermi Zhao and Bingjun Dong.
Beijing : Science Press, 2010.

Biology in Crocodilian Lizard / Zhang Yuxia
Guilin : Guangxi Normal University Press, 2002.

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The flora of North Stradbroke Island / K. Stephens & D. Sharp.
[Brisbane, Qld.] : State of Queensland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2009.
581.9(943) STE

Medicinal plants of South Africa / Ben-Erik Van Wyk, Bosch Van Oudtshoorn, Nigel Gericke.
2nd ed.
Pretoria : Briza Publications, 2009.
615.10(68) WYK

The orchids of Mount Kinabalu / Jeffrey J. Wood ... [et al.] ; in collaboration with Reed S. Beaman, Rimi Repin and Jaap J. Vermeulen.
Kota Kinabalu : Natural History Publications (Borneo) ; Kew : In association with Royal Botanic Gardens, 2011.
581.9(595) WOO Q

Katalog tipovykh obraztsov sosudistykh rastenii vostochnoi azii, khraniashchikhsia v gerbarii Botanicheskogo Instituta im V. L. Komarova (LE). Chast' 1, Laponiia i Koreia / editor-in chief : A. E. Grabovskaya-Borodina
Mosow - St. Petersburg : KMK Scientific Press, 2010.
58.005 KOM STP

Algae of Ukraine : Diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Vol.3, Chlorophyta / edited by Petro M. Tsarenko, Solomon P. Wasser & Eviatar Nevo.
Ruggell : A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G., 2010.
ALGAE 582.26 TSA

Lichens : an illustrated guide to the British and Irish species / Frank S. Dobson.
6th rev. and enl. ed.
Slough : Richmond Pub. Co., 2011.

Guía Darwin de las plantas de los Cerrados de la Chiquitania / John R.I. Wood (editor) ; [auctores: Fabiana Mamani ... [et al.]
Santa Cruz, Bolivia : Museo de Historia Natural "Noel Kempff Mercado", 2011.
581.9(84) WOO Q

The Ambonese herbal : being a description of the most noteworthy trees, … &c. / by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius ; translated, annotated and with an introduction by E.M. Beekman.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2011.
615.10(595P431) RUM Q





Insects in Chongqing Municipality / Chen, Bin
[Beijing] : [Science Press] ; 2010
73H o CHE

Blackflies of South India : with a special aspect of Onchocerciasis / Anbalagan, S.
New Delhi : A.P.H. Pub.Corp., 2011

Zhongguo Beifang Yaowen Youchong = Tendipes in the North of China / Wang, Juncai
[China] ; 2011

Chalcidoidea and Chrysidoidea Fauna in the Northeast China / Fang, Hong
Beijing : Beijing Normal University Publishing Group ; 2010

A cladistic study of the Arctiidae (Lepidoptera) by using characters of immatures and adults / Jacobson, N. L.
Lanham: Entomological Society of America, 2002
MACROLEPIDOPTERA J.30The Maltese countryside : a pictorial guide to the flora of the Maltese Islands / Guido Bonett and Joe Attard.




Biodiversity, biogeography and nature conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea. Vol. 1 / Dimitry Telnov, executive editor
Riga : The Entomological Society of Latvia, 2011
L 77A q BIO

Cruise handbook for Svalbard / Bjørn Fossli Johansen (ed.), Kristin Prestvold & Øystein Overrein.
Tromsø : Norwegian Polar Institute, 2011.





Animal behavior desk reference : a dictionary of animal behavior, ecology, and evolution / Edward M. Barrows.
3rd ed. Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2011.

Fishes : the animal answer guide / Gene Helfman and Bruce Collette.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Z 22 o HEL

Dvustvorchatye molliuski Belogo Moria : opyt ekologo-faunisticheskogo analiza : =Clams of the White Sea : ecological and faunistic analysis / A.D. Naumov
Sankt-Peterburg : ZoologicheskiÄ­ Institut R.A.N., 2006.

Identification manual for common turtles and tortoises / the Endangered Species Import and Export Management Office of the People's Republic of China.
Beijing : China Forestry Pub. House, [2002?]

Zhongguo mao yi gui lei jian suo tu jian = Identification manual for traded turtles in China / Shi Haitao deng bian zhu.
Beijing : Zhongguo da bai ke quan shu chu ban she, 2008.

The Library catalogue is available online.

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



Anthropology / Palaeontology


Proceedin[g]s of the 7th Romanian Symposium on Paleontology, Cluj-Napoca, 22-24 October 2009/ edited by Ioan I. Bucur, Emanoil Sasaran, Dana Pop
Cluj : Presa Universitara Clujeana, 2011
72V q ACT


Silurian fossils of the Pentland Hills, Scotland / edited by Euan K. Clarkson ... [et al.] ; technical editing by David J. Batten.
London : Palaeontological Association, 2007
P 72 Ab/2 o SIL




Flora Algarum Marinarum Sinicarum. Tomus II, Rhodophyta no. II : Acrochetiales, Nemaliales, Bonnemaisoniales / redactor principalis : C. K. Tseng ; authors : Zeng Chengkui ... [et al.]
Beijing : Ke xue chu ban she [Science Press], 2005.
ALGAE 582.273 ZHE


Zhongguo yin hua (bao zi) zhi wu ke shu ci dian = Zhongguo yinhua (baozi) zhiwu ke shu cidian / Zang Mu, Li Xingjiang zhu bian.
Beijing Shi : Gao deng jiao yu chu ban she, 2011.


Flora of the Guianas. Series A, Phanerogams. Fasc. 28, Leguminosae : subfamily 87. Mimosoideae / R.C. Barneby, J.W. Grimes & O. Poncy
Richmond, Surrey : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2011.
581.9(88) GOR


Fern flora of Taiwan / Yea-Chen Liu, Wen-Liang Chiou, Ho-Yih Liu
Taipei, Taiwan : Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, 2009.
FERNS 582.35(51) LIU


Panarctic checklist : lichens and lichenicolous fungi / [Hörður Kristinsson, Mikhail Zhurbenko & Eric Steen Hansen].
Akureyri, Iceland : CAFF, 2010.


The last great plant hunt : the story of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank / Carolyn Fry, Sue Seddon and Gail Vines.
Richmond, Surrey : Kew Publishing, 2011.
502.7 FRY Q


Revision of <Eryngium> L. (Apiaceae-Saniculoideae) : general part and palaearctic species / by Arno Wörz
Stuttgart [u.a.] : Schweizerbart, 2011.
582.4P80 WOR Q




Exploring environmental history : selected essays / T.C. Smout.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
L 10A o SMO

Ecossistemas costeiros do Espírito Santo : conservação e preservação / Luis Fernando Tavares de Menezes, Fábio Ribeiro Pires, Oberdan José Pereira, organizadores.
Vitória : EDUFES, 2007.
L 76D o ENC

Monsoon traders : the maritime world of the East India Company / H.V. Bowen, John McAleer, Robert Blyth.
London : Scala, cop. 2011.
L 85 o EAS

A user's guide to principal components / J. Edward Jackson.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, c2003.
L 93 o JAC

Multivariate statistical methods : a primer / Bryan F.J. Manly.
Boca Raton, FL : Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, c2005.
L 93 o MAN


Timescales of magmatic processes: from core to atmosphere / Anthony Dosseto, Simon P. Turner and James A.Van Orman
Wiley-Blackwell 2011
553.21 TIM  

Ornithology (Tring)

Action plan for the conservation of the Brazilian Merganser (Mergus octosetaceus) / Baz Hughes ... [et al.].
Brasília IBAMA 2006.
ORNITHOLOGY 88 HUG                        

The bird fancier : a journey to Peking / Alastair Morrison.
Canberra, Australia : Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, c2001.
ORNITHOLOGY 96A MOR                       

The egg collectors of Great Britain & Ireland : an update, a compilation of information additional to the original book published in 2000 / by Andrew C. Cole and William M. Trobe.
Leeds : Peregrine Books, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 96 COL                        

Godwits : long-haul champions / Keith Woodley.
North Shore, N.Z. : Raupo, 2009.
ORNITHOLOGY 18(2C) WOO                    

National plan of action for the conservation of albatrosses and petrels / Tatiana Neves ... [et al.].
Brasília : IBAMA, 2006.
ORNITHOLOGY 88 NEV                        

Plano de Ação Nacional para a Conservação de Albatrozes e Petréis (Planacap) / Tatiana Neves
Brasilia, Brazil : ICMBio ; 2006.
ORNITHOLOGY 88 NEV                        

Plano de Ação Nacional para a Conservação de Aves de Rapina / Elisario Strike Soares
Brasilia, Brazil : ICMBio, 2008.
ORNITHOLOGY 88 SOA                        

Plano de Ação Nacional para a Conservação de Galliformes Ameaçadas de Extinção (aracuãs, jacus, jacutingas, mutuns e urus) / L. F. Silveira, E. S. Soares, C. A. Bianchi
Basilia, Brazil : ICMBio, 2008.
ORNITHOLOGY 88 SIL                        

Plano de Ação Nacional para a Conservação do Mutum-de-Alagoas (Miti mitu = Pauxi mitu)
Brasilia, Brazil ; ICMBio ; 2008.
ORNITHOLOGY 88 SIL                        

Plano de manjeo da arara-azul-de-lear (Anodorhynchus leari) Yara de Melo Barros ...[et al].
Brasília IBAMA 2006.


Rat Island : predators in paradise and the world's greatest wildlife rescue / by William Stolzenburg.
London : Bloomsbury, 2011.
Z 10J o STO

Die Tierwelt der Hohen Tauern hrsg. von der Nationalparkinstitut Hohe Tauern des Hauses der Natur. Eberhard Stüber/Norbert Winding Wirbeltiere
Innsbruck : Tyrolia-Verl., 2011.
Z 72M o STU

Illiustrirovannye opredeliteli svobodnozhivushchikh bespozvonochnykh evraziÄ­skikh moreÄ­ i prilezhashchikh glubokovodnykh chasteÄ­ Arktiki. Tom 2 = Illustrated keys to free-living invertebrates of Eurasian Arctic seas and adjacent deep waters. Vol. 2, Nemertea, Cephalorhyncha, Oligochaeta, Hirudinida, Pogonophora, Echiura, Sipuncula, Phoronida and Brachiopoda / edited by B.I. Sirenko
Moskva : KMK. Tovarishchestvo nauchnykh izdaniÄ­, 2010
Z 72Q o SIR

Moluscos del Mar de Bellinghausen (Anárctica) : observaciones y distribución de los gastrópodos con concha, bivalvos y escafópodos del Oeste de la Península Antártica, recolectados en las Campañas Antárticas Españolas BENTART 2003 Y 2006/ C. Aldea & J. S. Troncoso. 2010.

Field guide to snakes of the Pilbara, Western Australia / Brian Bush and Brad Maryan.
Welshpool DC : Western Australian Museum, 2011.

The eponym dictionary of reptiles / Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

Posted on behalf of CAHR.


6 December 2011 - 7 December 2011


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


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


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


The full conference fee includes:

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

The Library catalogue is available online.

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





An illustrated flora of North Cyprus : an essential guide to the wild flowers of the eastern Mediterranean / D.E. Viney.
Ruggell, Liechtenstein : A.R.G. Ganter Verlag ; Köenigstein, Germany : Distributed by Koeltz Scientific Books, 2011.
581.9(564.3) VIN

Plant discoveries 2007, 2008 and 2009  : new species, varieties and new records / Botanical Survey of India.
Calcutta : Botanical Survey of India, 2007, 2008, 2009.
581.9(54) GOV Q

Linneo a Bologna : l'arte della conoscenza = Linnaeus at Bologna : the art of knowledge : Bologna, Orto e Museo botanico, 22 ottobre 2007-31 gennaio 2008 / a cura di Donatella Biagi Maino e Giovanni Cristofolini.
Torino : Umberto Allemandi, [2007].

The cyclamen of Greece : a guide to the species of cyclamen growing in Greece / Peter Moore and Melvyn Jope
Surrey : The Cyclamen Society, 2011.
582.4P99 MOO

Aquatic plants of Pennsylvania : a complete reference guide / Timothy A. Block and Ann Fowler Rhoads ; illustrations by Anna Anisko.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
581.9(748) BLO Q



The lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia. Memoir 4. Part 2 / Wolfram Mey (ed)
Schwanfeld : Delta Druck ; 2007

Buchreihe zur Entomologie : Esperiana Memoir 5 / Hacker, Hermann H.
Schwanfeld : Delta Druck ; 2010
SERIALS S 1309 AaThe Maltese countryside : a pictorial guide to the flora of the Maltese Islands / Guido Bonett and Joe Attard.




Seasonally dry tropical forests : ecology and conservation / edited by Rodolfo Dirzo  ... [et al.].
Washington : Island Press, c2011.
L 10E o SEA

Morphometrics with R / Julien Claude.
New York : Springer, c2008.
L 93 o CLA

Smoking coasts and ice-bound seas: Cook's voyage to the Arctic : catalogue to the exhibition at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum / with contributions from Glyndwr Williams ... [et al.].
Whitby : Captain Cook Memorial Museum, 2008.
L 96 q SMO

Ornithology (Tring)

Avian survivors : the history and biogeography of Palearctic birds / Clive Finlayson.
London : Poyser, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 10 FIN                        

The Norfolk cranes' story / John Buxton and Chris Durdin.
Sheringham : Wren, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 72Aa/9 BUX                    

Sandhill and whooping cranes : ancient voices over America's wetlands / Paul A. Johnsgard.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 75C JOH                       

Vögel : die ornithologische Sammlung des Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch Oldenburg / Kay Fuhrmann, Carsten Ritzau.
[Birds: The ornithological collection of the Landesmuseum Natur und mensch Oldenburg, Germany (Aves)]
Darmstadt : Primus, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 97 LAN                        

Avifauna of the eastern Himalayas and southeastern sub-Himalayan mountains : center of endemism or many species in marginal habitats? / edited by Swen C. Renner and John H. Rappole.
Washington, D.C. : American Ornithologists' Union, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY S 5101 E                      

Birds of Melanesia : The Bismarcks, Solomons, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. / by Guy Dutson.  Illustrated by Richard Allen, Adam Bowley, John Cox and Tony Disley.
London, : Christopher Helm, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 77B DUT                       

Birds of New Zealand, Hawaii and the Central and West Pacific / text and ill. by Ber van Perlo.
London : Collins, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 77 PER                        

Birds of North America and Greenland / by Norman Arlott.
London : Collins, 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 75 ARL                        

Birds of Seychelles / Adrian Skerrett, Tony Disley.
London : Christopher Helm, cop. 2011.
ORNITHOLOGY 79 SKE                        

Guía de nidos de aves del Paraguay. / by Martín de la Peña. Illustración; Gabriela Arancio. Adaptación para Paraguay: Hugo del castillo y Arne Lesterhuis.
[Guide to nests of birds of Paraguay]
Asunción, Paraguay : Guyra Paraguay, 2010.
EGG PEN                                   

Hunting tactics of peregrines and other falcons / Dick Dekker.
Surrey, B.C. : Hancock House, c2009.
ORNITHOLOGY 18(1F) DEK                    

Die Vogelarten - The Bird Species, Charadriiformes : Systematik der Vogelarten und -unterarten der Erde - Systematics of the Bird Species and Subspecies of the world / Norbert Bahr.
Minden, Westf : CHRIST MEDIA NATUR, 2011.


Priority! : the dating of scientific names in ornithology / edited by Edward C. Dickinson, Leslie K. Overstreet, Robert J. Dowsett.
Eastbourne : Aves, 2011.
Z 18 q PRI

Shell houses and grottoes / Hazelle Jackson.
Princes Risborough : Shire, 2001.
Z 35 o JAC

Cosmopolitan earthworms: an eco-taxonomic guide to the peregrine species of the world / by Robert J. Blakemore
Yokohama : VermEcology So(i)lution, 2010.

Workshop on research and conservation of the genus <Sotalia> : book of abstracts / editors: Salvatore Siciliano ... [et al.]
Rio de Janeiro : Armação dos Búzios, 2006.

British seashells : a guide for collectors and beachcombers / Paul Chambers ; original Victorian illustrations by George Sowerby.
Barnsley : Remember When, 2009.

Amphibians, reptiles and turtles of the Cimarron National Grassland, Kansas / Joseph T. Collins, Suzanne L. Collins, Travis W. Taggart ; with photographs by Suzanne L. Collins.
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Forest Service , 2011

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RHS Plant Finder 2011-2012 / devised by Chris Philip and realised by Tony Lord ; editor-in-chief Janet Cubey ; RHS editors, James Armitage ; compiler Judith Merrick.
London : Dorling Kindersley, 2011.


Lichen flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert region. Vol. 3, (balance of the microlichens, and the lichenicolous fungi) / ed. by Thomas H. Nash III, Corinna Gries and Frank Bungartz
Tempe, Ariz. : Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, 2007.


The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles : an identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae / edited by David M. John, Brian A. Whitton, Alan J. Brook
2nd ed.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
ALGAE 582.26(28:410) FRE Q




Phylogenetics : the theory of phylogenetic systematics / Wiley, E. O.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
15 o WIL


Aracnidi sotteranei delle Alpi Occidentali italiane / Isaia, Marco
Torino : Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali; 2011


Biology of snail-killing Sciomyzidae flies / Knutson, Lloyd Vernon
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011




Wrestling with nature : from omens to science / edited by Peter Harrison, Ronald L. Numbers, and Michael H. Shank.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
L 3 o WRE


Africa as a living laboratory : empire, development, and the problem of scientific knowledge, 1870-1950 / Helen Tilley.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
L 74 o TIL


The lost photographs of Captain Scott : unseen photogrpahs from the legendary Antarctic Expedition  / David M. Wilson.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2011.
L 80 o WIL


Learning conversations in museums / edited by Gaea Leinhardt, Kevin Crowley, Karen Knutson.
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum, 2002.
L 84 o LEA





The afterlives of animals : a museum menagerie / edited by Samuel J.M.M. Alberti.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2011.
Z 3A o AFT


Guía de campo de los mamíferos de Uruguay : introducción al estudio de los mamíferos / Enrique M. González.
[Montevideo, Uruguay] : Vida Silvestre, Sociedad Uruguaya para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, 2001.


Brasil mar das baleias (Brazil Sea of Whales)/ Márcia Engel, Enrico Marcovaldi.
São Paulo Bambu 2007.


Stadi di accrescimento del molluschi marini del Mediterraneo. Vol. 2; Stages of growth of the marine molluscs of the Mediterranean Sea. / M. Scaperrotta, S. Bartolini & C. Bogi
Ancona : L'Informatore Piceno, 2010


Identification guide to the seashells of South Africa / ed. by Alwyn P. Marais & Alan D. Seccombe.
Groenkloof : Centre for Molluscan Studies, 2010.


The Maltese countryside : a pictorial guide to the flora of the Maltese Islands / Guido Bonett and Joe Attard.
San Gwann, Malta : Publishers Enterprises Group (PEG), 2005.

New additions

Posted by Rita Dockery Feb 23, 2011

New books added to the Library collection


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


Anthropology / Palaeontology


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

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


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


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




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


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


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


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


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





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


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


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


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


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


Ornithology (Tring)


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


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


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


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




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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


New in the Library

Posted by Rita Dockery Feb 15, 2011

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


Anthropology  / Palaeontology

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

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


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

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


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

Doorwerth, Netherlands : [the authors],  2010


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

Beijing : Ke xue chu ban she,  2009.


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

[S.l.] : Gower Society,  2006.



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

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


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

Portland, Or. : Timber Press,  2011.


Flora  of Peninsular Malaysia. Series 2, Seed plants,  Volume 1 / edited by R. Kiew, R.C.K.  Chung, L.G. Saw, E. Soepadmo and P.C. Boyce ; [series editor: S.S.  Lee].

Kuala  Lumpur : Forest Research Institute,  Malaysia,  2010.


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

Reykjavik : Mal og menning,  2010.


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

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


The  Mosses and Liverworts of Pembrokeshire / Sam  Bosanquet

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



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

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


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

[Buenos Aires? : s.n.],  c2008.


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

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


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

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


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

[Perth?] : Ocean Pub.,  2007.


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

Helsinki : Tibiale,  2010


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

Dhaka, Bangladesh : Asiatic Society of  Bangladesh, 2009



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

London : Research  Information Network, 2010.


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

London : Arrow Books,  2008.


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

Torino : Museo Regionale di  Scienze Naturali, 2009, 2009


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

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


Managing  information services : a transformational approach / Jo  Bryson.

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


Classification  in theory and practice / Sue Batley.

Oxford : Chandos,  2005.


Ornithology  (Tring)

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

Peterborough : JNCC,  2009.


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

Vienna, Austria : Natural History Museum, 2010.


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

Peterborough: JNCC,  2008.


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

Peterborough : Joint Nature  Conservation Committee, 2008.


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

Carlton, Vic. : Birds  Australia,  2010.


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

Peterborough : JNCC,  2008.


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

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


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

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



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

New  York : Harper, 2010.


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

Enfield : Science Publishers,  2010.


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

New  York : Springer,  2011.


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

Exeter : Pelagic Publishing,  2011.


Dingo / by Brad  Purcell.

Collingwood : CSIRO  Publishing, 2010.


Mammals  of Florida  field guide / by Stan  Tekiela.

Cambridge : Adventure  Publications, 2010.


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

Kolkata : Zoological Survey  of India, 2006.


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

Hackenheim : Conchbooks,  2011


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

Frankfurt am Main : Edition Chimaira,  2010.


New! Springerlink

Posted by NataliePope Feb 2, 2011
Starting from this year we've added a great new electronic resource to our collection - Springerlink



Springerlink is a fantastic e-resource for the library and provides access to over one thousand scientific, technical and medical journals. Springer is one of the leading STM publishers worldwide.


You can search journal articles that cover a rich variety of academic disciplines from 1997 to the current issue to help you in your research. The website is really easy to use and has been designed with researchers in mind. Content has been organised into 13 easy to browse subject collections with interlinking throughout, PDF previews and different search options.


454 journals are included in the BioMedical and Life Sciences subject collection, covering evolutionary and developmental biology, plant sciences, ecology and zoology and much more. The Earth and Environment Sciences subject collection is another area of special interest to the work of the museum. Subjects covered include climate change, nature conservation mineralogy, paleontology and oceanography.


For researchers interested in science education and teaching there are a number of titles in the Humanities collection and if your interest is in museum, archive or library studies a Library Science sub-collection within humanities has some useful content.


This resource is available free of charge to library users here in the library at the museum, all you need to do is book an appointment to come in and register with us. Abstracts are free to all wherever you are. If you'd like to know more or arrange an introductory session leave a comment or email me at

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