Library Connect, August 2019

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Cover of Friends Library Connect, August 2019
Friends Library Connect, August 2019

The August 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 570 kB) includes:

  • The Plants of the World online portal created by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which incorporates digitised content from Kew’s extensive physical collections including the Library and Archive, as well as digital databases such as Grassbase and PalmWeb.
  • A history of the ‘Kentgrove’ garden at Goulburn.
  • BGANZ Conference coming up in New Zealand in 20 – 23 October.
  • New books:
    • Community-based control of invasive species / Edited by Paul Martin, Theodore Alter, Don Hine and Tanya Howard.
    • Australian magpie: biology and behaviour of an unusual songbird / Gisela Kaplan; 2nd edition.
    • Food plants of the world: identification, culinary uses and nutritional value / Ben-Erik van Wyk; revised edition.
    • The environment: a history of the idea / Paul Warde, Libby Robin and Sverker Sorlin.
    • Encyclopedia of Garden Design: planning, building and planting your perfect outdoor space / Edited by Chris Young and Gini Lee.
    • Beatrix Potter’s gardening life / Marta McDowell.
    • Glasshouse Greenhouse: Haarkon’s world tour of amazing botanical spaces / India Hobson and Magnus Edmondson.
  • Featured e-journal: International Journal of Plant Biology & Research
  • From the ANBG archive: Bill Baillie: his life and adventures by Ellis Rowan.