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Natural Perspective

This great natural history hypertext was created by long-time naturalists Ari and Susan Kornfeld, and contains informative sections on four taxonomic Kingdoms of Life: Plantae, Animalia, Protoctista, and Fungi (reported on in the NSDL Scout Report for Life Sciences, January 23, 2004). Each Kingdom section offers great images and information about our planet's many diverse forms of life. Site...
The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

For centuries, humans have been fascinated with natural history collections, and their rise in number during the Enlightenment corresponded with a strong desire to classify and know more about the natural world in a rigorous and scientific fashion. Founded in 1985, The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is a multidisciplinary organization comprised of various...
Academy of Natural Sciences

Like many great institutions in Philadelphia, the Academy of Natural Sciences has a long and storied history. The Academy was started in 1812, and in no time at all, the members of this institution were making expeditions to all corners of the globe. Today, they still sponsor such scientific expeditions, and their website is a great way to learn about their educational outreach activities as well...
New York State Library: Selected Digital Historical Documents

The New York State Library started digitizing a range of New York government documents in a wonderful online catalog and website. The collection covers a wide range of materials including government surveys, state census results, and first had descriptions of the Native American experience throughout the Empire State. In total, there are twelve collections here, including Laws of New York State...
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

From skulls to forensics, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History has something for everyone interested in exploring all aspects of this brave, vast world. Its online offerings are a thrill and include image collections, online exhibits, video clips, and podcasts. This last area has some great offerings, including short films on Lyme disease, a tour through the museum's celebrated "Age of...