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New printed and electronic books in the Balfour Library



All new printed and electronic books are listed monthly.

Printed books are on the open shelves unless stated otherwise. There is also a display of new books on top of the card catalogue. New books can be borrowed in accordance with the Library's loan periods. All of our books are catalogued on iDiscover, the online catalogue for the libraries of the University.

Electronic books are available to all current staff and students of the University from any location, 24/7. They can be accessed via iDiscover or through ebooks@cambridge where you can find information about using them on mobile devices.

You can recommend a new book by completing the online recommendation form.


New books August 2018

Printed books

Bonduriansky, Russell (2018) Extended heredity: a new understanding of inheritance and evolution. Classmark: EN (189) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Darmaillacq, Anne-Sophie (2014) Cephalopod cognition. Classmark: SS.7 (3)

Gil, Diego (2014) Avian urban ecology: behavioural and physiological adaptations. Classmark: K.8 (76)

Hanlon, Roger T. (2018) Cephalopod behaviour. 2nd edition. Classmark: SS.7 (2b)

Laland, Kevin (2017) Darwin's unfinished symphony: how culture made the human mind. Classmark: EO (359)

Marzluff, John M. (2001) Avian ecology and conservation in an urbanizing world. Classmark: K.8 (77)

Shirihai, Hadoram (2018) Handbook of Western Palearctic birds. Passerines. Classmark: q K (74)

Tilling, Steve M. (2014) A key to the major groups of British terrestrial invertebrates. 2nd edition. Classmark: L.1 (2b)

Tscharntke, Teja (2007) Stability of tropical rainforest margins: linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation. Classmark: GHI (11)

Walsh, Bruce (2018) Evolution and selection of quantitative traits. Classmark: q EN (11)


New books July 2018

Printed books

Allmon, Warren D. (2016) Species and speciation in the fossil record. Classmark: GJ (50)

Ball, Philip (2009) Nature's patterns: a tapestry in three parts. Classmark: E (49i,ii,iii)

Benton, Ted (2017) Solitary bees. Classmark: QJG (43)

Dietze, Michael C. (2017) Ecological forecasting. Classmark: GG (289)

Eldredge, Niles (2016) Evolutionary theory: a hierarchical perspective. Classmark: EO (358)

Everard, Mark (2017) Ecosystem services: key issues. Classmark: GGW (254)

Gleick, James (2008) Chaos: making a new science. Classmark: D.7 (42)

Goodale, Eban (2017) Mixed-species groups of animals: behaviour, community structure, and conservation. Classmark: GG (290)

Goodenough, Anne (2017) Applied ecology: monitoring, managing, and conserving. Classmark: GG (291)

Grim, Tomas (2017) The cuckoo: the uninvited guest. Classmark: KQ (10)

Hui, Cang (2017) Invasion dynamics: the spread and impact of alien organisms. Classmark: GG (293)

Jones, Richard (2018) Beetles. Classmark: QI (37)

Laladhas, K.P. (2017) Biodiversity for sustainable development. Classmark: GGW (255)

Mayr, Gerald (2016) Avian evolution: the fossil record of birds and its paleobiological significance. Classmark: K.12 (7)

Moss, Brian (2017) Ponds and small lakes: microorganisms and freshwater ecology. Classmark: GHM (117)

Rose, Deborah Bird (2017) Extinction studies: stories of time, death, and generations. Classmark: GGW (256)

Willig, Michael R. (2016) Long-term ecological research: changing the nature of scientists. Classmark: GG (288)


New books May 2018

Printed books

Bassi, Sebastian (2017) Python for bioinformatics. 2nd edition. Classmark: EPA (46b)

Brooke, Michael (2018) Far from land: the mysterious lives of seabirds. Classmark: K (233)

Gardener, Mark (2017) Statistics for ecologists using R and Excel: data collection, exploration, analysis and presentation. 2nd edition. Classmark: EBB (105b)

Gorb, Stanislav N. (2018) Functional surfaces in biology III: diversity of the physical phenomena. Classmark: EC (306iii)

Koricheva, Julia (2013) Handbook of meta-analysis in ecology and evolution. Classmark: EBB (115)

Sutherland, William J. (2017) What works in conservation 2017. Classmark: GGW (253)


New books March 2018

Printed books

Birket-Smith, S. Jorgen R. (1984) Prolegs, legs and wings of insects. Classmark: Q.4 (22)


New books January 2018

Printed books

Brewer, David (2018) Birds new to science: fifty years of avian discoveries. Classmark: K (232)

Hansson, B.S. (1999) Insect olfaction. Classmark: Q.5 (100)

Rosenthal, Gil G. (2017) Mate choice: the evolution of sexual decision making from microbes to humans. Classmark: GFU (358)

Wilson, Don E. (2017) Handbook of the mammals of the world. Volume 7: Rodents II. Classmark: q Y (25) (Large size shelves)


New books December 2017

Electronic books

Dawkins, Richard (2016) The selfish gene. The 40th Anniversary edition

Printed books

Cox, C. Barry (2016) Biogeography: an ecological and evolutionary approach. 9th edition. Classmark: GH (24i) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Gans, Carl (2008) Biology of the reptilia. Volume 20 Morphology H: The skull of Lepidosauria. Classmark: WL (13xx)

Gans, Carl (2008) Biology of the reptilia. Volume 21 Morphology I: The skull and appendicular locomotor apparatus of Lepidosauria. Classmark: WL (13xxi)

Graur, Dan (2016) Molecular and genome evolution. Classmark: q EN (10) (Large size shelves)


New books October 2017

Electronic books

Pitman, Simon J. (2017) Seascape ecology: taking landscape ecology into the sea

Printed books

Arratia, Gloria (2004) Recent advances in the origin and early radiation of vertebrates. Classmark: UU.12 (7) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Barnard, Chris (2017) Asking questions in biology: a guide to hypothesis testing, experimental design and presentation in practical work and research projects. 5th edition. Classmark: EB (87e)

Bronmark, Christer (2018) The biology of lakes and ponds. 3rd edition. Classmark: GHM (115c) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Crowe, Jonathan (2014) Chemistry for the biosciences: the essential concepts. 3rd edition. Classmark: EHB (16c) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Elliott, David K. (2010) Morphology, phylogeny and paleobiogeography of fossil fishes. Classmark: V.12 (8) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Harold, Franklin M. (2014) In search of cell history: the evolution of life's building blocks. Classmark: EC (311)

Hill, Kim (1996) Ache life history: the ecology and demography of a foraging people. Classmark: YYV (24) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Jocque, R. (2006) Spider families of the world. Classmark: RF (33b)

Kassambara, Alboukadel (2017) Practical guide to cluster analysis in R: unsupervised machine learning. Classmark: EBB (114)

Kuriyan, John (2012) The molecules of life: physical and chemical principles. Classmark: q EM (15) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Magurran, Anne E. (2005) Evolutionary ecology: the Trinidadian guppy. Classmark: VSL (1)

Maslin, Mark (2017) The cradle of humanity: how the changing landscape of Africa made us so smart. Classmark: YYV (21)

Morgan, E. David (2010) Biosynthesis of insects. Advanced edition. Classmark: Q.5 (99)

Nadathur, Sudarshan (2017) Sustainable protein sources. Classmark: q GGZ (3) (Large size shelves)

Stringer, Chris (2012) The origin of our species. Classmark: YYV (23)

Yong, Ed (2016) I contain multitudes: the microbes within us and a grander view of life. Classmark: FV (71)


New books September 2017

Printed books

Arlott, Norman (2017) Collins field guide. Birds of South-East Asia. Classmark: KZ.59 (2)

Carlson, Neil R. (2017) Physiology of behavior. 12th edition. Classmark: q GFU (14l) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Dennett, Daniel C. (2017) From bacteria to Bach and back: the evolution of minds. Classmark: EO (357)

Grant, Peter R. (2014) 40 years of evolution: Darwin's finches on Daphne Major Island. Classmark: KY (52)

Hawkins, Frank (2015) Birds of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands: Seychelles, Comoros, Mauritius, Reunion and Rodrigues. Classmark: KZ.6 (81)

Jackson, Tim (2016) Prosperity without growth: foundations for the economy of tomorrow. 2nd edition. Classmark: GGW (226bi)

Krebs, Jocelyn E. (2017) Lewin's Genes XII. 12th edition. Classmark: q EN (8l) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Large size shelves)

Macdonald, David W. (2010) Biology and conservation of wild felids. Classmark: YPM (5)

Marks, Friedrich (2017) Cellular signal processing: an introduction to the molecular mechanisms of signal transduction. 2nd edition. Classmark: EC (297b) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Newton, Ian (2017) Farming and birds. Classmark: K.8 (75)

Prum, Richard O. (2017) The evolution of beauty: how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world - and us. Classmark: GFU (357)

Worthington, Ian (2013) Greening business: research, theory, and practice. Classmark: GGW (251)


New books July 2017

Printed books

Arratia, Gloria (1996) Mesozoic fishes: systematics and paleoecology. Classmark: V.12 (7i)

Arratia, Gloria (1999) Mesozoic fishes 2: systematics and fossil record. Classmark: V.12 (7ii)

Arratia, Gloria (2004) Mesozoic fishes 3: systematics, paleoenvironments and biodiversity. Classmark: V.12 (7iii)

Bartrip, Peter W.J. (2008) Myxomatosis: a history of pest control and the rabbit. Classmark: YUH.11 (3)

Beckerman, Andrew P. (2017) Getting started with R: an introduction for biologists. 2nd edition. Classmark: EBB (91b)

Demongin, Laurent (2016) Identification guide to birds in the hand. Classmark: KZ.4 (14)

Dhondt, Andre A. (2012) Interspecific competition in birds. Classmark: K.7 (43)

Heessen, Henk J.L. (2015) Fish atlas of the Celtic Sea, North Sea and Baltic Sea. Classmark: q VZ.4 (6) (Large size shelves)

Hendry, Andrew P. (2016) Eco-evolutionary dynamics. Classmark: GG (286)

James, Matthew J. (2017) Collecting evolution: the Galapagos expedition that vindicated Darwin. Classmark: FY (52)

Jiggins, Chris D. (2017) The ecology and evolution of Heliconius butterflies. Classmark: QNB (43)

Lovette, Irby J. (2016) The Cornell Lab of Ornithology handbook of bird biology. Classmark: q K (72c) (Large size shelves)

Martin, Graham R. (2017) The sensory ecology of birds. Classmark: K.7 (44)

Menkhorst, Peter (2017) The Australian bird guide. Classmark: KZ.9 (34)

Monadjem, Ara (2010) Bats of southern and central Africa: a biogeographic and taxonomic synthesis. Classmark: YV (17)

Montgomery, John (2016) Evolution of the cerebellar sense of self. Classmark: GFE (62)

Piersma, Theunis (2011) The flexible phenotype: a body-centred integration of ecology, physiology, and behaviour. Classmark: GG (287)

Potschin, Marion (2016) Routledge handbook of ecosystem services. Classmark: GGW (249)

Raworth, Kate (2017) Doughnut economics: seven ways to think like a 21st-century economist. Classmark: GGW (250)

Willekens, Frans (2014) Multistate analysis of life histories with R. Classmark: EBB (113)