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Archive for May, 2013

News from the ZSL Library

Lisa K Flint3 May 2013


The new look Library online catalogue was launched on 15 April. This includes details of the book and serial holdings, artworks and ZSL’s archives as well as including links to relevant online resources. Other resources can be accessed via the sidebar including links to open access journals, links to useful websites, lists of studbooks and lists of guides and publications about zoos http://library.zsl.org/

 A special collection of books on the subject of  climate change have been moved into the Reading Room so that they are more easily accessible to all.

It is 160 years since the opening of the Fish House at ZSL London Zoo, the first ever public aquarium it opened in May 1863. There is a display on the Reading Room Gallery and a feature on the ZSL website http://www.zsl.org/about-us/library/artefact-of-the-month-may-2013-160-years-since-the-opening-of-the-fish-house-at-zsl-london-zoo-the-first-public-aquarium,172,PS.html

 We are holding a special introductory tour for Student Fellows on Tuesday 11 June at 4pm – please contact ZSL Library to book a place tel 020 7449 6293 or email Library@zsl.org details can be found at http://www.zsl.org/membership/fellowship/library-tours-for-fellows,1540,AR.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ZSL+-+London+Zoo&utm_campaign=2385189_eNews+April+2013+-+Fellows&utm_content=library&dm_i=7U7,1F4F9,1S58J1,4TO3B,1 Later that evening at 6.30pm there is a free ZSL Science and conservation event in the adjacent building on the theme `Invasive species: one of the four horseman of the apocalypse’.

New e-books added for Biosciences

Lisa K Flint2 May 2013

dawsonLogoA new selection of e-books have been added to our colection, they include the following

Essential medical statistics Betty R. Kirkwood, Jonathan A.C. Sterne. –  2nd ed.

Curiosity : how science became interested in everything / Philip Ball.

Physiology at a glance Jeremy P.T. Ward, Roger W.A. Linden. –  3rd ed.

The renal system at a glance C.A. O’Callaghan. –  3rd ed.

Embryology at a glance. S. Webster.

The cardiovascular system at a glance / Philip I. Aaronson, Jeremy P.T. Ward, Michelle J. Connelly. –  4th ed.

The major transitions in evolution. John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry.

Singularities Landmarks on the Pathways of Life / Christian de Duve.

Oxygen the molecule that made the world / Nick Lane.

Essential developmental biology Jonathan M.W. Slack. –  3rd ed.

An introduction to cardiovascular physiology / J. Rodney Levick. –  5th ed.