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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.

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New electronic books May 2020

Bashour, Bana (2014) Contemporary philosophical naturalism and its implications

Campbell, Bernard G. (1972) Sexual selection and the descent of man: the Darwinian pivot

Davies, Nicholas B. (2015) Cuckoo: cheating by nature

Dawkins, Marian Stamp (1993) Through our eyes only?: the search for animal consciousness

Di Prisco, Guido (2012) Adaptation and evolution in marine environments. Volume 1: The impacts of global change on biodiversity

Hedwig, Berthold (2014) Insect hearing and acoustic communication

Kemp, T.S. (2016) The origin of higher taxa: paleobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives

Martin, Graham (2017) The sensory ecology of birds

Mulder, Christa P.H. (2011) Seabird islands: ecology, invasion, and restoration

Pollack, Gerald S. (2016) Insect hearing

Walsh, Bruce (2018) Evolution and selection of quantitative traits

Werdelin, Lars (2010) Cenozoic mammals of Africa

Wilkinson, Matt (2016) Restless creatures: the story of life in ten movements


New electronic books April 2020

Alberts, Bruce (2015) Molecular biology of the cell. 6th edition

Aldridge, Robert D. (2011) Reproductive biology and phylogeny of snakes 

Birkhead, Tim (2012) Bird sense: what it's like to be a bird

Bourke, Andrew F.G. (2011) Principles of social evolution

Diamond, Jared M. (2013) Guns, germs and steel: a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

Jiggins, Chris D. (2016) The ecology and evolution of Heliconius butterflies

Kolbert, Elizabeth (2014) The sixth extinction: an unnatural history

Ruxton, Graeme D. (2018) Avoiding attack: the evolutionary ecology of crypsis, aposematism, and mimicry

Wood, Simon N. (2017) Generalized additive models: an introduction with R. 2nd edition

Wynne, Clive D.L. (2013) Animal cognition: evolution, behavior and cognition. 2nd edition


New electronic books March 2020

Archibald, John (2014) One plus one equals one: symbiosis and the evolution of complex life

Bell, Graham (2008) Selection: the mechanism of evolution. 2nd edition

Coyne, Jerry A. (2010) Why evolution is true

Dawkins, Richard (2016) The ancestor's tale: a pilgrimage to the dawn of evolution. Revised edition

Dawkins, Richard (2016) The extended phenotype: the long reach of the gene. Revised edition

Fleagle, John G. (2013) Primate adaptation and evolution. 3rd edition

Grubb, Thomas C. (2006) Ptilochronology: feather time and the biology of birds


New books November 2019

Printed books

Alberts, Bruce (2019) Essential cell biology. 5th edition. Classmark: q EC (21e) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Allison, Jeremy D. (2016) Pheromone communication with moths: evolution, behavior and application. Classmark: q QNA (7) (Large size shelves)

Berg, Jeremy M. (2019) Biochemistry. 9th edition. Classmark: q EH (9i) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Borcard, Daniel (2018) Numerical ecology with R. 2nd edition. Classmark: EBB (116b)

Caldwell, Michael Wayne (2019) The origin of snakes: morphology and the fossil record. Classmark: WT (11)

Campbell-Palmer, Roisin (2016) The Eurasian beaver handbook: ecology and management of Castor fiber. Classmark: YSR (2)

Dunn, Peter O. (2019) Effects of climate change on birds. 2nd edition. Classmark: K.8 (68b) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Fox, Charles (2018) Data science for transport: a self-study guide with computer exercises. Classmark: EBB (117)

Martin-Duran, Jose M. (2019) Old questions and young approaches to animal evolution. Classmark: EO (365)

Rubenstein, Dustin R. (2019) Animal behavior. 11th edition. Classmark: q GFU (13k) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Ruxton, Graeme D. (2019) Nature's giants: the biology and evolution of the world's largest lifeforms. Classmark: q GDQ (3) (Large size shelves)

Shuttleworth, Craig M. (2015) Red squirrels: ecology, conservation and management in Europe. Classmark: YRI (7)

Wilson, Kenneth (2019) Wildlife disease ecology: linking theory to data and application. Classmark: GDW (19)

Wolpert, Lewis (2019) Principles of development. 6th edition. Classmark: q EEB (2f) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)


New books June 2019

Printed books

Archibald, J. David (2017) Origins of Darwin's evolution: solving the species puzzle through space and time. Classmark: EO (362)

Arlott, Norman (2018) Birds of the Philippines and Sumatra, Java, Bali, Borneo, Sulawesi, the Lesser Sundas and the Moluccas. Classmark: KZ.56 (4)

Biewener, Andrew (2018) Animal locomotion. 2nd edition. Classmark: GES (27b)

Calne, Roy (2013) Scepticism: hero and villain. Classmark: D.7 (43) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Chanin, Paul (2013) Otters. 2nd edition. Classmark: YOC (4b)

Dawson, Ashley (2016) Extinction: a radical history. Classmark: GGW (257)

Fastovsky, David E. (2016) Dinosaurs: a concise natural history. 3rd edition. Classmark: q WY (3c) (Large size shelves)

Frith, Clifford B. (2004) The bowerbirds Ptilonorhynchidae. Classmark: KY (54)

Hu, David (2018) How to walk on water and climb up walls: animal movement and the robotics of the future. Classmark: EAD (18)

Hubble, Dave (2017) Leaf beetles. Classmark: QI (38)

Hume, Julian P. (2017) Extinct birds. 2nd edition. Classmark: K (234b)

Hume, Rob (2016) Britain's birds: an identification guide to the birds of Britain and Ireland. Classmark: KZ.41 (53)

Jones, Peter (2006) The birds of Sao Tome & Principe, with Annobon, islands of the Gulf of Guinea: an annotated checklist. Classmark: KZ.6 (82)

Lehrer, Miriam (1997) Orientation and communication in arthropods. Classmark: P.7 (2) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Lieberman, Philip (2018) The theory that changed everything: "On the origin of species" as a work in progress. Classmark: EO (363)

Macdonald, Benedict (2019) Rebirding: rewilding Britain and its birds. Classmark: GGW (259)

Monamy, Vaughan (2017) Animal experimentation: a guide to the issues. 3rd edition. Classmark: E (42c)

Morris, Pat (2018) Hedgehog. Classmark: YSS (1)

Panov, Evgeniy N. (2005) The wheatears of the Palaearctic: ecology, behaviour and evolution of the genus Oenanthe. Classmark: KY (53)

Quicke, Donald L.J. (2017) Mimicry, crypsis, masquerade and other adaptive resemblances. Classmark: GGT (24)

Scales, Helen (2018) Eye of the shoal: a fish-watcher's guide to life, the ocean and everything. Classmark: V (31)

Society for the History of Natural History (2011) History and mystery: notes and queries from the newsletters of the Society for the History of Natural History. Classmark: D.3 (69)

Soltis, Douglas (2019) The great tree of life. Classmark: EO (364)

Thomas, Chris D. (2017) Inheritors of the earth: how nature is thriving in an age of extinctions. Classmark: GGW (258)

Webster, John (1995) Animal welfare: a cool eye towards Eden. Classmark: EBF (24)

Ziermann, Janine M. (2019) Head, jaws and muscles: anatomical, functional, and developmental diversity in chordate evolution. Classmark: U (5)


New books April 2019

Printed books

Gibson, Susannah (2019) The spirit of inquiry: how one extraordinary society shaped modern science. Classmark: D.3 (68)

Gosline, John (2018) Mechanical design of structural materials in animmals. Classmark: EAD (17)

Hosken, David J. (2019) Genes and behaviour: beyond nature-nurture. Classmark: ENY (51)

Inoue-Murayama, Miho (2011) From genes to animal behavior: social structures, personalities, communication by color. Classmark: GFU (362)

Lister, Adrian (2014) Mammoths: Ice Age giants. Classmark: YGU (14) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Marrs, Susan J. (2011) The changing nature of Scotland. Classmark: FY (53) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Morrison, Michael L. (2018) Ornithology: foundation, analysis, and application. Classmark: q K (75) (Large size shelves)

Schilthuizen, Menno (2018) Darwin comes to town: how the urban jungle drives evolution. Classmark: GG (294)

Woodward, Jamie (2014) The Ice Age: a very short introduction. Classmark: GJ.8 (6) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)


New books January 2019

Printed books

Baum, David A. (2013) Tree thinking: an introduction to phylogenetic biology. Classmark: GK (52) (2 copies on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Cooper, Edwin L. (2018) Advances in comparative immunology. Classmark: FV (72) (Overnight Loan shelves)

Kardong, Kenneth (2018) Vertebrates: comparative anatomy, function, evolution. 8th edition. Classmark: UU (26h) (2 copies on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Maslin, Mark (2013) Climate: a very short introduction. Classmark: GGI (30) (1 copy on Overnight Loan shelves, 1 copy on Open shelves)

Sutton, Richard S. (2018) Reinforcement learning: an introduction. 2nd edition. Classmark: EPA (47b)

Wilson, Don E. (2018) Handbook of the mammals of the world. Volume 8: Insectivores, sloths and colugos. Classmark: q Y (26) (Large size shelves)