Library unstaffed until Monday 4th September

The library will be unstaffed from 18th August until 4th September. The library will be open as usual to anyone based in the David Attenborough Building and you can use the self-service machine to borrow and return books. Answers to many questions can be found on this website, and the David Attenborough Building reception team … Continue reading Library unstaffed until Monday 4th September

A Plague of Rats and Rubbervines

The growing threat of species invasions by Yvonne Baskin Shelfmark: CI/IV/007 From songbird-eating snakes in Guam to cheatgrass in the Great Plains, "invasives" are wreaking havoc around the world. In the final of our summer series of Recreational Reads books of the week, widely published science writer, Yvonne Baskin, examines the problem of harmful invasive alien … Continue reading A Plague of Rats and Rubbervines

New information skills event announcement: Power Up Your Productivity

Ever thought about incorporating tools or apps for productivity into your working life, but been overwhelmed by the options? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Join us for an overview of the main types of productivity tool and how you can integrate them into your day. I’ll be demonstrating some of the common features using the … Continue reading New information skills event announcement: Power Up Your Productivity

What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?

How money really does grow on trees by Tony Juniper Shelfmark: CI/EC/002 Have you ever wondered how much nature is worth? Can we put a monetary value on the benefits of nature? This is a growing area of research, which Tony Juniper brings together and makes accessible in this narrative book. Each chapter discusses a … Continue reading What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?

Islands Beyond the Horizon

The Life of Twenty of the World's Most Remote Places by Roger Lovegrove Shelfmark: HA/IS/009 Roger Lovegrove is a wildlife conservationist, author and broadcaster. He was the Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Wales for 27 years. Roger's main area of interest has been British wildlife but in this book … Continue reading Islands Beyond the Horizon

How to get free (and legal) access to journal articles behind paywalls: the Open Access Button

I'm sure all of you engaged in research will be familiar with messages such as this: It's an example of what you see when you are trying to access a journal article and hit what's known as a paywall. If you're lucky, your institution has paid for a subscription: you log in and voila! The … Continue reading How to get free (and legal) access to journal articles behind paywalls: the Open Access Button

Bird Sense: What it’s like to be a bird

by Tim Birkhead Shelfmark: BL/AA/002 Over the summer we're going to be showcasing titles from our Recreational Reads Collection for Book of the Week. This week we've got Bird Sense by Tim Birkhead, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Blurb: What is it like to be a swift, … Continue reading Bird Sense: What it’s like to be a bird