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Photographic Services & Permissions
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New York, NY 10018-2788
Tel: (212) 930-0810 or (212) 930-0091;
Fax: (212) 930-0533

For use of material from the picture collection:

The Picture Collection
Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-0122
Tel: (212) 340-0878;
Fax: (212) 576-0048

Permission to Reproduce British Library Images

The Picture Library holds copyright in all its images. The Library is only permitted to make available images from books and manuscripts on which the original authors and artists copyright has now expired because they died more than 70 years ago, unless special permission has been granted by the rights holder. In common with all other heritage image libraries, the British Library charges fees for the reproduction of images from its collection in publications, in exhibitions, and in any public electronic media.

Our Permissions section can provide details of charges if you require British Library images for publication, broadcast or display rather than for research or private study. For some academic non-profit books the fees may be reduced by agreement. If you need an image for Website use please specify in your initial contact so we can provide a digital image with our watermark embedded.

To find out more about the Picture Library service, to order images or to request permission to use images please contact:

Picture Library
The British Library
96, Euston Road London NW1 2DB
Picture Library: +44 (0)20 7412 7614
Permissions: +44 (0)20 7412 7755
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7771

Permissions citation for excerpts from:

KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST, by Adam Hochschild. Copyright © 1998. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Contact: Ron Hussey, Permissions Manager
Houghton Mifflin Company
215 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10003-1603
Phone 212-420-5802
Fax 212-420-5899

AFRICAN REFLECTIONS: ART FROM NORTHEASTERN ZAIRE, Chapters 1 & 2, by Enid Schildkrout and Curtis A. Keim, AMNH and University of Washington Press, 1990.

American Museum of Natural History Library - Special Collections
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212-769-5418 / 5419 / 5420
Fax: 212-769-5009

Film excerpts citation:

THE MANGBETU OF ZAIRE. Commissioned by the American Museum of Natural History in conjunction with the British Broadcasting Corporation and Harcourt Films LTD. 1989.

16mm color film with soundtrack. 15 minutes.
Copyright © 1989 The American Museum of Natural History; Harcourt Films, Ltd.

Contact: American Museum of Natural History Library - Special Collections
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212-769-5418 / 5419 / 5420
Fax: 212-769-5009

Contact information for:

AFRICAN ENTOMOLOGY (Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa)
Dr. Melodie A. McGeoch
Editor, African Entomology
Department of Zoology and Entomology
University of Pretoria Pretoria, 0002 South Africa
Phone: 27 12 420 3231

Citation for permission to use Wheeler Ants:

Museum of Comparative Zoology
Harvard University
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-2460

Citation and Contact information for African Birds Sounds:

Chappuis, Claude. OISEAUX D'AFRIQUE, avec la collaboration de la British Library National Sound Archive. African bird sounds / Claude Chappuis, with collaboration of the British Library National Sound Archive. Paris, France : Société d'études ornithologiques de France, c2000. 15 sound discs : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 booklets. Series: Encyclopédies sonores de nature.

MNHN bibiothèque
SEOF 55 rue Buffon
75005 Paris (France)
tel. 01 40 79 38 34
Fax 01 40 79 30 63

The British Library, National Sound Archive
96 Euston Road London, NW1 2DB, England
Tel. 0207 412 7402

Contact info for IUCN publications:

Elaine Shaughnessy
Head - Publishing
IUCN - The World Conservation Union
219c Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 ODL, UK
Tel: +44 1223 277894
Fax: +44 1223 277175

Contact info for Natural History Museum, London publications:

Principle contact: Neil Thomson, Head of Systems and Central Services
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK.
+44 (0)20 7942 5000

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