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Eureka Alert! - 8 hours 40 min ago
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) An unprecedented boom in hydropower dam construction is underway, primarily in developing countries and emerging economies. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could reduce the number of our last remaining large free-flowing rivers by about 20 percent and pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity.
Ernst Mayr Library Blog - Thu, 2014-10-23 14:59
The collection, which primarily documents the expeditions and work of Alexander Agassiz, a pioneer in oceanographic research and zoological investigation and curator and director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (1873-1910), consists of 734 gelatin dry plate glass negatives, 268 film negatives, and 13 photographic prints from the late 1890s through the mid-twentieth century. The photographs were taken on the Albatross, Challenger, Croydon, and Yaralla expeditions to locations such as Easter Island, Fiji, and Australia, as well as at Agassiz’s Newport, Rhode Island, laboratory and home and at other sites. The collection also includes images taken by Thomas Barbour (who was a student of Alexander Agassiz two decades before becoming MCZ director himself) in South America, Indonesia, Jamaica, Cuba and Florida, as well as those (chiefly zoological specimens) photographed at or for the MCZ.
The images, which were digitized at Harvard Library Imaging Services, supplement related images of the three Albatross expeditions to the Pacific (1891, 1899-1900, and 1904-1905) and the Hassler Expedition to South America (1871-1872), accessible through the HUL Open Collections Program’s Expeditions & Discoveries web page.
Robert Young, Special Collections Librarian
Gwendolyn Fougy Henry, EdM, MSLIS Archivist and Library Assistant
Ernst Mayr Library Blog - Thu, 2014-10-23 13:03
Les amphibiens et les reptiles du Languedoc-Roussillon et régions limitrophes: atlas biogéographique.
[By] Philippe Geniez et Marc Cheylan. [Mèze]: Biotope; [Paris]: Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, 2012. HOLLIS# 014151386
QL658.F7 G45 2012
Les animaux et écosystèmes de l’Holocene disparus de Madagascar.
[By] Steven M. Goodman & William L. Jungers; illustrations de Velizar Simeonovski. Antananarivo, Madagascar: Association Vahatra, 2013. HOLLIS# 014173585
QE720.2.M28 G66 2013
Atlas des amphibiens et reptiles de France.
Jean Lescure & Jean-Christophe de Massary, coordinateurs; ouvrage collectif de la Société herpétologique de France. Mèze: Biotope; Paris: Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, 2012. HOLLIS# 014151420
QL658.F7 S63 2012
The birds of London.
By Andrew Self. London; New York: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2014. HOLLIS# 014173590
QL690.G7 S45 2014
The breeding birds of the London area: the distribution and changing status of London’s breeding birds in the closing years of the 20th century.
Editor, Jan Hewlett; survey co-ordinator, K.F. Betton; maps, M.J. Earp; editorial advisory group, P.F.S. Cornelius … [et al.]. London: London Natural History Society, 2002. HOLLIS# 014173595
QL690.G7 B74 2002
Catalogue of the Masao Oita insect collection, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo.
By Masaya Yago [and 7 others]. Tōkyō-to Bunkyō-ku: Tōkyō Daigaku Sōgō Kenkyū Hakubutsukan, 2014. HOLLIS# 014212639
QL556.J3 T65 2014
Daichi no megumi to sono miryoku: dai 29-kai tokubetsu kikakuten = Presentation of geoheritage: 29th special exhibition.
Toyohashi-shi Shizenshi Hakubutsukan; [henshū, Satō Chisako]. [Toyohashi]: Toyohashi-shi Shizenshi Hakubutsukan, 2014. HOLLIS# 014152386
The Evolutionary Feedback between Genetic Conflict and Genome Architecture.
By Adrian Young. Thesis, Ph.D. Harvard University, 2014. HOLLIS# 014101158
Handbook of the mammals of the world. Volume 4: sea mammals.
Chief editors, Don E. Wilson, Russell A. Mittermeier; associate editors, Sue Ruff, Albert Martínez-Vilalta; authors, Paolo Cavallini … [et al.]. Barcelona: Lynx, c2009-. HOLLIS# 012111668
Ref. QL701.2.H25 2009 v. 4
Kamele sind anders – Trampeltiere in MitteleuropaSozialverhalten – Haltungsproblematik – Reiten und Therapie.
By Gabriele Heidicke mit einem Beitr. von Pamela Holzlöhner1. Aufl. Hohenwarsleben Westarp-Wiss. 2011. HOLLIS# 014173655
QL737.C433 H44 2011
A message from Martha: the extinction of the passenger pigeon and its relevance today.
By Mark Avery. London; New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. HOLLIS# 014203698
QL696.CC63 A87 2014
Modern phylogenetic comparative methods and their application in evolutionary biology: concepts and practice.
László Zsolt Garamszegi, editor. Heidelberg; New York: Springer, . HOLLIS# 014208961
Narwhal tusk discoveries.
By Martin T. Nweeia. [place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified], . HOLLIS# 014208706
QL737.C433 N84 2014
The passenger pigeon.
By Errol Fuller. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, . HOLLIS# 014203704
QL696.C63 F85 2014
Die Säugetiere Schleswig-Holsteins.
[By] Peter Borkenhagen; herausgegeben von der Faunistisch-Ökologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schleswig-Holstein. Husum: Husum Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft, 2011. HOLLIS# 014174575
QL728.G3 B67 2011
A taxonomic study on the family formicidae from Hubei Province (Insecta.Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
By Wang Rei. Wuhan: Zhongguo di zhi da xue chu ban she, 2009. HOLLIS# 014202558
QL568.F7 W36 2009
Türkiye kuşları cep kitabı = The pocket book for birds of Türkiye.
Prof. Dr. İlhami Kiziroğlu. 2. baskı. Ankara: Geoturka, 2009. HOLLIS# 013734005
QL691.T9 K59 2009
The walking whales: from land to water in eight million years.
By J.G.M. Thewissen; with illustrations by Jacqueline Dillard. Berkeley: University of California Press, . HOLLIS# 014135019
QE882.C5 T484 2015
The discovery of Homo floresiensis: Tales of the hobbit
Nature 514, 7523 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/514422a
Author: Ewen Callaway
In 2004, researchers announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis, a small relative of modern humans that lived as recently as 18,000 years ago. The ‘hobbit’ is now considered the most important hominin fossil in a generation. Here, the scientists behind the find tell its story.
Human evolution: Small remains still pose big problems
Nature 514, 7523 (2014). doi:10.1038/514427a
Author: Chris Stringer
Ten years after the publication of a remarkable find, Chris Stringer explains why the discovery of Homo floresiensis is still so challenging.
Emergency planning: Be prepared
Nature 514, 7523 (2014). doi:10.1038/514430a
Authors: Jennifer K. Pullium, Gordon S. Roble & Mark A. Raymond
Scenario-based training for disasters is better than just drawing up a paper plan, say Jennifer K. Pullium and colleagues.
Biology News - Tue, 2014-10-21 18:19
Researchers have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells. The probe binds to a voltage-activated potassium ion channel subtype, lighting up when the channel is turned off and dimming when it is activated.
Biology News - Tue, 2014-10-21 18:19
The way in which male moths locate females flying hundreds of meters away has long been a mystery to scientists.
- Global boom in hydropower expected this decade
- Alexander Agassiz’s Expedition and Other Images Collection is now accessible!
- New book list, October 22, 2014
- The discovery of Homo floresiensis: Tales of the hobbit
- Human evolution: Small remains still pose big problems
- Emergency planning: Be prepared
- Tarantula venom illuminates electrical activity in live cells
- Physicists solve longstanding puzzle of how moths find distant mates