This website, from the British Geological Survey, provides the first link to 3D images of fossils. From the site, “the pictures link to photographs (including ‘anaglyph’ stereo pairs) and a selection of 3D digital models. Just type the fossil you are looking for in the search box. The full details of the fossil results provide the taxonomy group the fossil belongs to. The 3D images come up under view scanner. The three choices to bring them up include by web browsers, by zipped .ply file, and by zipped .obj file.
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2012, is a book that is published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The number of fish farmers, along with the status of the fishing fleet is provided. Fish processing, consumption, and commodity statistics are also listed. Finally, the governance and outlook for the fish industry is displayed. Many other statistics are also available within the book.
From the site: “The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL content may be freely viewed through the online reader or downloaded in part or as a complete work in PDF, OCR text, or JPG2000 file formats. ” Browsing is available by Title, Author, Subject, and Year. Searching can be done by Author, Subject, Scientific Name, and Book/Journal Title. The record or the full book can be viewed. More than 53,000 titles and 102,000 volumes can be browsed or searched, including over 1 million species. Rare scientific texts are also shown.
The Digital Research Library within the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh has digitized Audubon’s Birds of America. The complete double elephant folio, along with his Ornithological Biography, has been included. Browsing by plate name or by thumbnails is shown, and a search box is provided.
Freesound is a database of 120,000 sounds, not songs. The sounds can include anything from a pipe banging against the wall to water dripping. Many of the sounds have been used in movies and in ccMixter remixes. Keywords and “sounds-like” type of browsing are available for searching. From the site, “Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.”
The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture’s on-line edition is an updated version of the the book that was originally published in 1998. Students, teachers, and researchers can use this website to find information about Tennessee. Topics are broken down into user friendly categories. Popular subjects include the Civil War, Davy Crockett, Andrew Jackson and Daniel Boone. This on-line version has updated and new entries, over 500 images, and also video and audio files.
Worldwide venomous snakes and available venom antidotes is a new database from the World Health Organization. It lists snakes that are venomous worldwide. It also provides venom antidotes that are available for these snakes. The database navigation is on the left side of the page. Just click on “database search”. You can search by region, country, or snake name. You can also search by anti-venom products that are available.