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August 2012

last issue: July 2012

The Gardens’ Library is located on the first floor of the Botany Building at the ANBG, Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain.
Opening hours are 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Members of the public may use the library by appointment.

The bulletin contains a list of new material recently received in the library. These items together with recent issues of journals and magazines are on display in the ANBG Library for approximately three to four weeks. All registered library clients are welcome to use the library and photocopy display items or reserve items for loan.

Staff may request items from the bulletin by phone, fax or email.
Phone: (02) 6250 9480
Fax: (02) 6250 9432


QR codes for dummies, portable edn.
Joe Waters
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2012
Describes the various uses of QR or Quick Response codes.
006.242 WAT

The eucalypt forests of northeast New South Wales: a preliminary assessment and documentation of their World Heritage values
Boudicca Cerese
Newtown, NSW : NPA Publications, 2012
333.75099443 CER

A Guide to Victoria’s river red gum national parks
Melbourne : Parks Victoria, 2010
Folded brochure includes brief description of parks and 3 maps.
P 333.78309945 GUI

Naturescapes, inspired by NSW national parks, 1st edn.
Sydney: Office of Environment & Heritage NSW, 2012
Guide to the six regions of national parks in New South Wales.
Ref 333.78309944 NAT

Parks discovery, enjoying Victoria’s amazing parks
Melbourne : Parks Victoria, 2012
Guide to 100 of Victoria’s national parks and reserves.
333.78309945 PAR

What a plant knows: a field guide to the senses of your garden and beyond
Daniel Chamovitz
Oxford : Oneworld, 2012
Contents: 1. What a plant sees --- 2. What a plant smells – 3. What a plant feels – 4. What a plant hears – 5. How a plant knows where it is – 6. What a plant remembers – Epilogue: the aware plant.
571.2 CHA

Kingdom of plants: a journey through their evolution
Will Benson
London : Collins, 2012
This book was written to accompany the television series 'Kingdom of plants 3D with David Attenborough'. The series was filmed over one year at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
580 BEN

Australian plants as Aboriginal tools
Philip A Clarke
Dural, NSW : Rosenberg, 2012
Ch.1. Plants into artefacts -- Ch.2. The Australian Aboriginal toolkit -- Ch.3. Ephemeral subsistence tools -- Ch.4. Camp life ephemera -- Ch.5. Working with green timber -- Ch.6. Sticking things together -- Ch.7. Universal wrappers of bark and broad-leaves -- Ch.8. From fibre to object -- Ch.9. Plants to decorate -- Ch.10. Aboriginal artefacts in transition -- Ch.11. The 'new' material culture -- Ch.12. Plants, artefacts and cultural identity.
581.630994 CLA

Common urban weeds of north Australia
Michael Schmid & Nicholas Smith
South Australia : Gecko Books, 2012
581.6520994 SCH

Weeds of northern Australia: a field guide
Nicholas Smith
Darwin, NT : Environment Centre NT, 2011
581.652099429 SMI

Air plants: epiphytes and aerial gardens
David H. Benzing
Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 2012
581.785 BEN

Common plants of Australia’s Top End
Diane Napier ... [et al.]
South Australia : Gecko Books, 2012
581.994295 COM

Common plants Victoria River district & northern Barkly (the Territory’s Savannah Way)
Diane Napier, Nicholas Smith & Lesley Alford
South Australia : Gecko Books, 2012
581.994295 NAP

Plants of the Victorian high country
John Murphy and Bill Dowling
Collingwood, Vic : CSIRO Publishing, 2012
581.99455 MUR

A celebration of wattle: Australia’s national emblem
Maria Hitchcock
Dural, NSW : Rosenberg, 2012
583.748 HIT

Grasses of coastal NSW
Harry Rose and Carol Rose
[Sydney]: NSW Dept of Primary Industries, 2012
584.409944 ROS

Bryophyte ecology and climate change
Zoltan Tuba, Nancy G Slack & Lloyd R Stark (eds)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
588.1722 BRY

Bryophyte flora of the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. LXXIII Sematophyllaceae (Musci) 2. LXXIV Cololejeunea (Lejeuneaceae, Hepaticae)
Timo Koponen & Sinikka Piipo (eds)
Karjalohja, Finland : Finnish-Chinese Botanical Foundation, 2011 (Acta bryolichenologica asiatica; vol. 4)
588.099571 BRY

Field guide to wildlife of the Australian snow-country, 2nd edn.
Ken Green & William Osborne
Sydney : Reed New Holland, 2012
591.75380994 GRE

Life in a gall: the biology and ecology of insects that live in plant galls
Rosalind Blanche
Collingwood, Vic : CSIRO Publishing, 2012
595.70994 BLA

Open Gardens Australia 2012-2013: the national guide to over 500 open gardens
Richmond, Vic : Hardie Grant Media, 2012
REF 721.60994 AUS

Cape Arid
Philippa and Alex Nikulinsky
Fremantle : Fremantle Press, 2012
Pictorial guide to the Cape Arid National Park on the far south-eastern coast of Western Australia.
758.5099417 NIK


How to grow a planet
Iain Stewart
London : BBC Worldwide, 2012
This three-part series screened recently on the ABC offers a totally new perspective on our planet's history. In episode one, Professor Stewart takes a look at how plants created the world - creating the oxygen we breathe, the soil we walk on and deciding which animals live and die. In episode two, he delves into the world of flowers and explains how after the dinosaurs were wiped out, it was flowering plants which inherited the Earth. In the final episode, he takes a close look at the most powerful plant in our planet's history; grass.
AV 580 HOW


Growing Friends record of meeting 4 August 2012  

Staff publications
Ex situ conservation and recovery of rare and threatened plants of the ACT
Mark A Clements & Lydia Guja
Paper presented at the Eco Focus Seminar, 2nd August 2012.
An ACT Govt Conservation Planning and Research information seminar.


Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Regional Conference
People and Conservation in Land and Sea Country
21-23 September 2012
Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT

Australian Systematic Botany Society Conference 2012
Local knowledge, global diversity
23-28 September 2012
Perth, WA

Capturing flora: 300 years of Australian botanical art
Art Gallery of Ballarat, Vic.
25 September – 2 December 2012

Australasian Mycological Society Conference
26-28th September 2012
Flecker Botanical Gardens, Cairns, Qld

Plant Conservation in Australia – Achievements and Future Directions
Australian Network for Plant Conservation National Conference
Canberra, ACT
29th October to 2nd November 2012

Seed Collection, Storage and Use for Native Vegetation Restoration
5 November 2012
The Australian Botanic Garden
Mount Annan, NSW

Translocation of Threatened Plants
6-7 November
The Australian Botanic Garden
Mount Annan, NSW

Gardens of a Golden Era
33rd Annual National Conference, Australian Garden History Society
9-11 November 2012
Ballarat, Vic.

Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia Inaugural Conference
28-20 November 2012
Perth, WA

Celebrating Success – The Influence and Appeal of Botanic Gardens
5th Global Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Congress
20-25 October 2013
Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand



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