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SHNH Archives of natural history Volume 38.1 is now published

SHNH Archives of natural history Volume 38.1 is now published

The new issue of Archives of natural history (Volume 38 part 1) is now published. Please see contents and abstracts available on the website.  For convenience, the contents are also listed below.

The complete set of Archives Volumes 1 – 37 are available to all SHNH members online. SHNH Members please note that you will need to activate the 2011 token for continued access even if you have activated a previous token. We have created a new webpage "How to Register for Archives of natural history online" to help guide you through the process.

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The Society’s main publication is Archives of natural history, produced twice a year, and distributed free to all members. It contains refereed, illustrated papers and book reviews and is published for the Society by Edinburgh University Press.  For more information see the SHNH pages on the EUP website.  Individuals who are not members of the Society are invited to join SHNH or may access the back issues on payment of an access fee.

Free Sample Issue Volume 36 No. 1 April 2009.

Contents Archives of natural history Volume 38.1 April 2011

N. P. HELLSTRÖM:  The tree as evolutionary icon: TREE in the Natural History Museum, London. William T. Stearn Student Essay Prize 2010.

G. MANGANELLI, A. BENOCCI & V. SPADINI: Biagio Bartalini’s “Catalogo dei corpi marini fossili che si trovano intorno a Siena” (1776).

C. E. JACKSON: The painting of hand-coloured zoological illustrations.

C. E. JACKSON: The materials and methods of hand-colouring zoological illustrations.

R. A. BAKER & R. A. BAYLISS: The Valencia Harbour survey (1895 and 1896) in Ireland, with special reference to the work of Edward Thomas Browne (1866–1937).

T. W. PIETSCH: Charles Plumier’s “Manicou Caraibarum” (c. 1690): a previously unpublished description and drawing of the common opossum, Didelphis marsupialis Linnaeus, 1758.

B. MORTON: The Great Barrier Reef Expedition’s “Coral Corroboree”, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 10 July 1928: an historical portent.

E. C. NELSON: “A botanical encampment at the foot of Ben Voirlich June 22d. 1821” by Robert Kaye Greville, and a Scottish beetle.

E. C. NELSON &  D. M. PORTER: Archibald Menzies on Albemarle Island, Galápagos archipelago, 7 February 1795.

K. J. LAMBKIN: The golden geyser – Robert Logan Jack and the geology of Mount Morgan, Queensland.

E. ROTA: Early oligochaete science, from Aristotle to Francesco Redi.

Short notes

P. A. COCHRAN: On the identity of Samuel de Champlain’s “chaousarou”.

J. J. F. J. JANSEN:  Sale catalogue of Adriaan Vroeg’s collection in the National Library of Australia, Canberra.

P. G. MOORE: Briefly befitting breffits.

R. B. WILLIAMS: The artists and wood-engravers for Thomas Bell’s History of British quadrupeds.

J. P. HODGES: Mode of address of the nineteenth-century naturalist P. H. Gosse.

G. MANGANELLI & A. BENOCCI: Niccolò Gualtieri (1688–1744): biographical sketch of a pioneer of conchology.

P. DASZKIEWICZ: Feliks Jarocki’s Zoologiia czyli zwierzętopismo (1821–1838): an example of scientific misconduct in the nineteenth century.